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Pre-Chiropractic

Curriculum pathway leading to an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts & Sciences for students seeking a transfer degree to a 4-year institution:

Dean: Dr. Edward Kremer

Academic Advisor: Dr. Mike Ballentine/Dr. Doris Daniels

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. Upon completion of these undergraduate prerequisites, students may apply to the chiropractic school of their choice.

Note: Students should observe the "See course description" footnotes that appear throughout the following programs. Many courses in these programs have prerequisites or are offered only during certain semesters or at certain times.

These programs provide students with their basic education and prepare them to transfer to a four-year college.

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

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I 3
ENGL0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or  
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 9
 

Humanities Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)

Humanities Core Elective 3
Humanities Core Elective 3
Total 6
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines)
SOSC Social Science Core Elective 3
PSYC0101 Psychology 3
Total 6
 
Mathematics & Natural and Physical Science Requirements
BIOL0121 General Biology 5
CHEM0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
MATH0120 Calculus (Non-Engineering)** 3
Total 13
 
Total General Education Requirements 35-36
 
Pre-Chiropractic Requirements
BIOL0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory* 4
BIOL0145 Nutrition 3
CHEM0112 College Chemistry II and Lab* 5
CHEM0211 Organic Chemistry I* 3
CHEM0213 Organic Chemistry I Lab* 2
CHEM0212 Organic Chemistry II* 3
CHEM0214 Organic Chemistry II Lab* 2
NASC0231 General Physics I* 5
NASC0232 General Physics II* 5
Total 32
 
Total for an Associate in Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Pre-Chiropractic Degree 67-68

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Mathematics sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an adviser to determine correct placement.