Pre-Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a system of therapy based upon the belief that the human nervous system coordinates all the body’s functions and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function. A minimum of two years of college is required for entrance into one of the sixteen colleges in the United States that have a program of study in chiropractic. Some chiropractic schools encourage prospective students to have as many as ninety hours of undergraduate course work. Successful completion of one-year courses in biology, chemistry, organic chemistry, physics and English as well as courses in psychology, social science and humanities are required by nearly all chiropractic schools. Factors considered for admission to chiropractic schools generally involve overall grade point average and science grade point average, credit earned, letters of recommendation and personal profile essays.

Course Schedule

A.A. Degree

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
MAT-127 College Algebra & Trigonometry
5.0
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
PSY-111 Intro to Psychology
3.0
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 20.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication
3.0
CHM-261 Organic Chemistry I
4.0
PHY-162 College Physics I
4.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CHM-271 Organic Chemistry II
4.0
PHY-172 College Physics II
4.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
XXX-XXX Humanities Elective
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science Elective
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
A.A. Degree Total Hours: 71.0

*Other suggested courses to meet the 90 credit requirement are:
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO-186 Microbiology
MAT-156 Statistics
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
MGT-101 Principles of Management
and an additional 6 credit hours of social science coursework.

Instructors

Jenny Shivers Associate 515-574-1292 shivers@iowacentral.edu
Tracy Crippin-Haake Associate 515-574-1192 crippin@iowacentral.edu
Dr. Anne Macek-Lachelt Instructor 515-574-1246 lachelt@iowacentral.edu
Jennifer Condon Dean 515-574-1190 condon@iowacentral.edu