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About the Pre-Chiropractic Program

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. Pre-chiropractic students can major in a variety of programs, but a life sciences degree is the path for the 3+1 agreements with our partner chiropractic colleges. Our 3+1 partnerships allow you to complete three years of required undergraduate studies at WSC, then complete your fourth year while enrolled in a doctor of chiropractic program. This allows you to earn your bachelor's degree in life sciences from WSC while also progressing toward your doctor of chiropractic degree. Upon successful completion of your first year toward you doctorate degree, you’ll be awarded a bachelor’s degree from WSC. Alternatively, students may enter chiropractic colleges with 90 credits (to include the college’s specific pre-requisites) from other areas of undergraduate study also suggested here. WSC has 3+1 agreements with the following chiropractic colleges:

 

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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:
For major: 53-54, plus one clinical year at affiliate chiropractic school
General education: 30
To graduate from WSC: 120


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


School: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice


Department: Life Sciences

Scholarships and Aid

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 pre-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 in the pre-chiropractic program.

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Skills Learned

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

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Possible Careers

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

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Employers

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

Pre-Chiropractic Program and Life Sciences Faculty

Our faculty are accomplished. 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 the pre-chiropractic program.

Outside the Classroom

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

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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.

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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.
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Clinical Practice

Internships are not required for pre-chiropractic 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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