General Information

Bachelor’s Degree RequiredNo – Strongly Recommended
Entrance ExamCCAT (Chiropractic College Aptitude Test)
Entrance Exam ResourcesWhat is the CCAT? (NBCE)
Patient Care Experience &/or Shadowing Hours*no specific amount is required, but hours are highly recommended
Application SystemsN/A
Application Timeline & ChecklistN/A
Program DirectoryCCE Accredited Programs
ACA Colleges List
ACC School Search
“Pre-Professional Resource Library”Coming Soon!
Professional Associations & AccreditationsAmerican Chiropractic Association (ACA)
The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE-USA)
National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE)
Additional ResourcesACC Program Prerequisites Chart
NBCE Chiropractic Education Topics

Recommended Coursework (PDF)

Biology CoursesBIOL211 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL212 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL213 Principles of Biology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL231 Human Anatomy & Physiology I w/ Lab (4)
BIOL232 Human Anatomy & Physiology II w/ Lab (4)
BIOL233 Human Anatomy & Physiology III w/ Lab (4)
BIOL445 Immunology (3)
BIOL462 Cellular Neurobiology (3)
Chemistry CoursesCHEM204 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM205 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM206 General Chemistry w/ Lab (5)
CHEM334 Organic Chemistry I (4)
CHEM335 Organic Chemistry II (4)
CHEM338 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)
CHEM336 Organic Chemistry III (4)
CHEM339 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)
CHEM450 Structural Biochemistry (4) or CHEM454 Biochemistry Lab (2)
Physics CoursesPHYS201 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
PHYS202 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
PHYS203 General Physics w/ Lab (4)
Math CoursesMATH112 PreCalculus (4)
Social Science CoursesSOC204 General Sociology (5)
SOC205 General Sociology: Problems (5)
PSY201 General Psychology (4)
PSY202 General Psychology (4)
ANTH203 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (5)
Strongly Suggested Electives/Additional CoursesBIOL323 General Microbiology w/ Lab (5)
BIOL341 Genetics I w/ Lab (4)
BIOL342 Genetics II w/ Lab (4)
NotesThe curriculum in the Pre-Chiropractic pathway is designed to prepare students for admission to a professional program in Chiropractic medicine. A Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) is not required prior to application to some Chiropractic programs, however, it is strongly recommended. **A minimum of 135 quarter credit hours are required for matriculation into all Chiropractic programs, with at least 36 of those credit hours coming from Physical Life Sciences, with labs. No particular major is preferred, however, a Pre-Medical foundation is widely viewed as the best preparation for the Doctor of Chiropractic curriculum.