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Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Program
Degree Type: Bachelor of Science in Biology or Kinesiology & Human Performance
Program(s) Offered: Preprofessional Program
Taking pre-chiropractic studies at Briar Cliff will do more than prepare you academically for graduate school. You’ll also get to participate in athletics, the fine arts, campus clubs and travel opportunities — even if they're outside of your major! That's exactly the kind of well-rounded experience grad schools are looking for.
- HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE. Boost your grad school credentials with a solid internship and student research opportunities. Our graduates have gone on to study at schools including Palmer College of Chiropractic, Northwestern Health Sciences University (Bloomington, Minn.), and Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City.
- STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES. Study inside one of the region's only educational cadaver labs, or work with some of the most state-of-the-art biology equipment any undergraduate school our size has to offer.
- CARING FACULTY MEMBERS. Study, research and form lasting relationships with some of the most accomplished faculty members in the region. With our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be a name here — not a number!
Pre-chiropractic students are recommended to choose one of the following majors (or both):
Kinesiology & Human Performance Major
The kinesiology and human performance major has a "pre-health sciences track" that is meant to prepare you for graduate work in the chiropractic or physical therapy fields.
- SPTS 107 — Chemistry & Sports
- BIOL 221(L) — Human Anatomy (w/ lab)
- BIOL 222(L) — Human Physiology (w/lab)
- BIOL 240 — Nutrition
- HPER 280 — Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
- HPER 384 — Human Performance & Skill Learning
- HPER 439 — Kinesiology
- SPTS 490 — Sports Science Internship
This is a more general major, and at first you'll study a broader range of biology-related topics. Then, you'll meet with an advisor to decide the best upper-level courses to take. It's a great "double-major" to add to your grad school credentials.
- BIOL 151(L) — General Biology I
- BIOL 152(L) — General Biology II
- BIOL 212 — General Botany
- BIOL 213 — Invertebrate Zoology
- BIOL 221S — Scientific Writing & Research
- BIOL 339 — Principles of Microbiology
- BIOL 58IS — Senior Seminar
- CHEM 111(L) — Principles of Chemistry
- CHEM 112(L) — Principles of Chemistry II