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Chiropractic is alternative medicine specializing in the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors help patients with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and headaches. They practice hands-on, drug-free methods of treatment. You can begin your road to a chiropractic career at Wayne State by studying biology, chemistry, psychology, and physiology. Then you’ll be ready for a specialized program at a professional chiropractic school. After three years at Wayne State (90 hours), in order to receive your bachelor’s degree from WSC, you will enter chiropractic school with whom WSC has an agreement: Palmer College of Chiropractic, Northwestern College of Chiropractic, Cleveland Chiropractic College, or Logan College of Chiropractic. After graduating from WSC, you'll be prepared to go to graduate school for your Doctor of Chiropractic.

Sample Program of Study

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99.8% of WSC grads are employed or in grad school

Percent of recent WSC graduates employed or in graduate school
based on the most recent graduate survey

Fast Facts

Degrees offered: You will spend the first three years at Wayne State College and your last year at an affiliate chiropractic school. After your last year, all credits will transfer back to WSC, and you will graduate with your B.S. in Life Sciences from WSC.


Hours required:
General education: 41
To graduate from WSC: 120


Suggested courses of study at WSC: Biology, Chemical Sciences, Applied Human and Sport Physiology, Psychology


School: Natural and Social Sciences


Department: Life Sciences

Pre-Chiropractic Scholarships

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships and aid for your chiropractic studies in at Wayne State.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world.

Skills

Skills Learned

  • Critical thinking
  • Scientific reasoning
  • Data collection/analysis
  • Scientific and clinical research interpretation
  • Applied mathematics
  • Applied biology and chemistry lab skills

Careers

Possible Careers

  • Solo practitioner
  • Associate chiropractor
  • Sports team chiropractor
  • Chiropractic educator
  • Researcher
  • Corporate chiropractor
  • Chiropractic equipment sales
  • Chiropractic educator

Employers

Employers

  • Chiropractic clinics
  • Sports rehabilitation clinics
  • Sports teams and clubs
  • Hospitals or medical clinics
  • Research facilities
  • Businesses and organizations
  • Chiropractic equipment companies

Learn from the Best

Our faculty are accomplished, with 85% of our full-time faculty having the highest degree in their field. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in a personalized setting with a friendly atmosphere.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

WSC Service Learning

Service-Learning

Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Biology and Chemistry Student Activities

Opportunities

  • Research, trips, and more – Conduct your own research and present your findings at regional conferences, help judge at the Nebraska Science Bowl and Jr. Academy of Science Fairs, visit area science labs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
  • Study Abroad - Earn credit toward your degree while experiencing exciting global adventures overseas.
Internships

Clinical Practice

Internships are not required for pre-professional programs at WSC, as these are typically completed in your final years of professional school for degree completion.  However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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