College of Health and Science


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
General Biology I 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)
Biochemistry I (4)
Biomechanics (4)
Exercise Physiology (4)
Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)
Introduction to Psychology (3)

 Students should look into specific requirements for each school they plan to apply to.


 These courses meet the prerequisite requirements for Northwestern Health Sciences University 3+3 program.