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Pre-Chiropractic - Associate in General Studies

Program/CIP Code: PRE.CHIR.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 61
Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
Contact: MSBT@kckcc.edu 
Chiropractic medicine is a branch of health care that focuses on treating patients without the use of drugs or surgery. This profession advocates a holistic philosophy, which emphasizes prevention and wellness over treating disease and injury. Chiropractic physicians are trained in diagnosis and treatment of diseases of all body systems with a concentration in the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.

The goal of the Pre-Chiropractic Program is to prepare the students who wish to complete the prerequisites for the Doctor of Chiropractic Program. The program offers coursework in preparation for application to Chiropractic school. Students should check specific requirements of the four-year college where they plan to transfer and specific requirements of the Chiropractic college(s) where they plan to apply for admission. Students should select honors courses whenever they are offered. Upon completion of these undergraduate prerequisites, students may apply to the chiropractic school of their choice.

Note: Students who plan to practice as chiropractors in Kansas must obtain a bachelor’s degree to be admitted to a chiropractic college. 

Requirements for admission to the program

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH 0120 Calculus I **(Non-Engineering) 3
Humanities Elective 3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
Total General Education Requirements 27
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
BIOL 0145 Nutrition 3
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211 and
CHEM 0213
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
2
CHEM 0212 and
CHEM 0214
Organic Chemistry I and
Organic Chemistry I Lab
3
2
NASC 0231 General Physics I and Lab 5
NASC 0232 General Physics II and Lab 5
Total Program Requirements 33
*See course syllabi for course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete Degree 61

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