Specialty Studies inPre-Chiropractic (BA to DC) Program

Program Overview

Northwestern Health Sciences University and Concordia University St. Paul have established a unique partnership that makes the pursuit of a career as a chiropractor even more achievable for students enrolled at Concordia University, St. Paul.

Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 15 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Many people across all age groups are seeking chiropractic care causing a rise in demand for skilled chiropractic practitioners throughout the United States.

Admission to most chiropractic colleges requires a minimum of 90 credit hours. Students pursuing admittance to a chiropractic program should speak with their academic advisor at Concordia in order to ensure they are taking the proper courses in order to gain admittance to their program of choice.

Often chiropractic schools do not specify a required major; however, Concordia has a unique 3+3 Partnership with Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, Minnesota allowing students to complete 3 years in the BS in Exercise Science or the BS in Biology and then apply for admittance to the DC Program at Northwestern Health Sciences.

Transfer a maximum of 24 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at CSP. A tuition discount or stipend is available. To learn more, ask your financial aid counselor at either university.

Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Requirements

Transfer a maximum of 24 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a Bachelor’s degree in Biology at CSP. A tuition discount or stipend is available. To learn more, ask your financial aid counselor at either university.

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Transfer a maximum of 24 credits from NWHSU Doctor of Chiropractic program to fulfill course requirements toward a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at CSP. A tuition discount or stipend is available. To learn more, ask your financial aid counselor at either university

Required Courses

View Pre-Chiropractic (BA to DC) Program required courses on our academic catalog website.

Career Potential

  • Solo practitioner
  • Educator
  • Fitness facility chiropractor
  • Sports team chiropractor
  • Hospital staff
  • Researcher