PRE-PROFESSIONAL HEALTH

Pre-Chiropractic

Most graduates interested in becoming a chiropractor go into general practice. Some work with sports teams, on a hospital staff, or as researchers, educators, speakers, or administrators.

A student interested in chiropractic practice should consider majoring in biology or exercise science, although a biology major may be most helpful for your chiropractic studies. It is possible to complete the 90 credit hours most chiropractic colleges require for admission without completing a bachelor’s degree. However, 40 to 50 of those credits hours must be earned in science courses that have laboratory components. Many students complete their bachelor’s degree before entering chiropractic college. 

Biology professor Dr. Tony Jelsma will advise you in this program. His email address is tony.jelsma@dordt.edu, and he welcomes campus visits from prospective students.