Pre-Chiropractic - Associate in General Studies

Program Code - CIP Code: PRE.CHIR.AGS/24.0101
Credits Required: 64
Academic Division: Math, Science, Business and Technology
Contact: MSBT@kckcc.edu
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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

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH 0120 Calculus I or higher ** (Non-Engineering) 3
  Humanities Elective (2 disciplines) 6
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
  Social Science Electives (ANTH, ECON, SOSC) 3
BIOL 0135 Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology 4
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 28
*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.

Pre-Chiropractic Requirements*

Course Credit Hours
BIOL 0143 Human Anatomy and Physiology 5
CHEM 0111 College Chemistry I and Lab* 5
CHEM 0112 College Chemistry II and Lab 5
CHEM 0211
CHEM 0213
Organic Chemistry I AND
Organic Chemistry I Lab
3 2
CHEM 0212
CHEM 0214
Organic Chemistry II AND
Organic Chemistry Lab II
3 2
NASC 0231 General Physics I and Lab 5
NASC 0232 General Physics II and Lab 5
  Total Hours for Pre-Chiropractic Requirements 35
*See course syllabi for Pre-Chiropractic course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in General Studies in Pre-Chiropractic Degree 64
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