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Pre-Chiropractic

 

Chiropractors are hands-on practitioners. They treat patients with neuromuscular and skeletal system disorders, and chiropractors will continue to be in demand as Americans commit to staying active while aging.

If you want to become a chiropractor in the future, you’ll need an undergraduate degree and four years of chiropractic school before you can practice. However, you can start off on the right path right here at Edinboro with our Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences — Pre-Chiropractic concentration.

 

10%
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The Demand Is High

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs will increase 10% for life science occupations by 2026.

Why Edinboro Stands Out.

Edinboro has articulation agreements with several Chiropractic schools, which means that you’ll not only have a head start on the foundations you need, but also a competitive edge when you apply.

Our rigorous curriculum includes courses that are required by well-known chiropractic programs. When you balance these classes with general education and core courses that improve your critical thinking skills and ethical decision-making, you’ll become a qualified candidate for any chiropractic program.

Our small classes are taught by faculty members with a wide array of research interests, which allows you to fully participate in your education and appreciate the importance of evidence-based medicine. Faculty mentors will ensure you’re equipped to do well in your undergraduate program and meet the requirements for the chiropractic program that's the best fit for you.

Earn a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 6 Years Through Our Chiropractic 3+3 Program.

Want to get an early start on chiropractic school? Edinboro has established affiliations with the New York Chiropractic College (NYCC) and Logan University, enabling you to start chiropractic school after your junior year at Edinboro.

This 3+3 program allows you to complete three years of undergraduate study at Edinboro and your final three years of chiropractic school at NYCC or Logan. When you successfully complete your first year of studies at NYCC or Logan and transfer their credits back to Edinboro, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences from Edinboro and may go on to get your Doctor of Chiropractic degree from either NYCC or Logan.

How Edinboro Supports You.

State licensure and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree is required before you can practice as a chiropractor, but it's never too early to build a resume that demonstrates your commitment to the field.

At Edinboro, we're proud to offer opportunities to help you make connections and develop your skills as a future health care professional. Some opportunities include:

  • Capstone experience that may lead to presentations at local, regional, or national meetings
  • Independent research under the supervision of a faculty expert
  • Internships that allow you to earn credits and provide firsthand experience in the field
  • On-campus organizations such as Tri Beta, a National Biological Honor Society, and Health Professions Club

Surround Yourself With Other Future Professionals.

At Edinboro, you will be surrounded by students like yourself who are focused and serious about careers in health care. They could be following any one of these pre-professional tracks:

Questions About This Program?

Dr. Nina Thumser
Department Chair
126C and 146 Cooper Hall
Email: nthumser@edinboro.edu
Phone: 814-732-2158

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