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Bachelor of Science


Pre-professional programs prepare students for entry into numerous professional programs. The programs are not majors (i.e., a pre-med or pre-physical therapy major) but rather are tailored courses within existing majors. As students determine their program of interest, faculty work one on one with them to ensure they complete the prerequisite course requirements for their professional program(s) of interest. 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.



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Program Details

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.

Education & Training/Residency

  • Degree: Doctoral or professional degree
  • Education: 4 year undergraduate degree (including physics, biology and chemistry). Completion of a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree, typically 4 years.

Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 

Alumni Graduate School Placements

  • Northwestern Health Sciences
  • Logan College of Chiropractic