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Chiropractic Medicine

Career Overview:

  • A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body's functions and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function.
  • Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system and the effects of these disorders on general health.
  • Chiropractor Medicine includes anatomy and physiology, biology, diagnosis and diagnosis imaging, and spinal manipulation.
  • Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.

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Common Chiropractic Medicine Requirements:

  • At least 90 semester hours with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher, though most students enroll after completing a bachelor’s degree. 
  • A well-rounded general education including coursework in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and communications and languages, as well as, 24 semester hours in life and physical sciences with a substantive lab for half.
  • Some schools may require GRE scores
  • Letter of recommendation

Chiropractic Medicine Programs:

Most programs will have a rigorous curriculum and hands-on training, blending theory and practice.Students that pursue this course of study will graduate with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). 
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