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Pre-Chiropractic Track at Hope College
What is Chiropractic medicine?
The best way to learn about healing with human touch is to go to Discover Chiropratic URL.
What classes do I need to take? Courses Required or Recommended
Most Chiropractic schools require that applicants have at least 3 years of college, and many require a college degree. Your pre-chiro track must include a number of pre-requisite courses, as defined by the field's accrediting body, the Council on Chiropractic Education. The following courses should be completed during one's college years, as described on the Association of Chiropractic Colleges (scroll down past list of schools).
Recommended Courses or Courses Required At Some Colleges of Chiropractic:
Colleges of chiropractic generally do not require scores from a national exams, such as GRE or MCAT.
What should I major in?
Students should select a major area of study that is of interest and that will provide a foundation of knowledge necessary for the pursuit of several career alternatives. Colleges of chiropractic are most concerned with the overall quality and scope of undergraduate work and not with the specific academic major.
While many students who are pursuing a career in chiropractic are interested in the sciences and major in one of the sciences, others with interests in the social sciences, humanities, or the arts, may major in one of those areas. Chiropractic schools seek students with diverse and broad academic backgrounds.
Do I need to know the chiropractic profession or shadow a chiropractor?
Short answer is YES!
Students should also be aware that chiropractic school admission committees want to see that a student has learned about the chiropractic profession through first-hand experience. This experience should include job shadowing one or more chiropractors. Chiropractic school admission committees generally ask for one of the letters of recommendation for an applicant to be written by a chiropractor who has mentored the applicant. Admission committees also look at a student's experiences for evidence that the student is committed to serving others and that the student is able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and of different ages.
Useful Web Links
Information on the Chiropractic Profession and on Colleges of Chiropractic:
Links to General Information
For current Hope College students, questions related to the pre-Chiropractic track, please contact HPA Professor T Prokopow.