College of Health and Science

Pre-Chiropractic

Students intending to apply to a chiropractic graduate program would be best prepared by completing a Biology B.S. or an Exercise Science B.S.

If a student is interested in attending Northwestern Health Sciences University, Concordia has a 3+3 partnership that will enable students to earn both a bachelor of science (exercise science or biology) from Concordia and a doctorate in chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in six years.  Students will spend their first three years at Concordia, St. Paul, and the final three years at Northwestern. This pre-chiropractic program is not limited to Northwestern Health Sciences although this is an opportunity students may choose to pursue.

These are generally required courses for entry into a chiropractic graduate program. 1
24 semester credits of life and physical sciences (at least half should include labs)
Recommended courses
Biology I: The Unity of Life 2 (4)
General Chemistry I 2 (4)
Organic Chemistry I 2 (4)
Microbiology (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4)
Introduction to Biochemistry (4)
Biomechanics (4)
Exercise Physiology (4)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Introduction to Psychology (4)