THIS WEBSITE IS FOR CSU STUDENTS PURSUING CAREERS AS CHIROPRACTORS – CSU DOES NOT HAVE A CHIROPRACTIC PROGRAM
Chiropractic (from the Greek “cheir” + “praktikos” meaning “done by hand”) is based on the premise that the relationship between the vertebral column and the nervous system is critical to health. As a branch of the healing arts, the chiropractic approach to healthcare is holistic, treating the patient as a whole person, body and mind.
Chiropractors do not use drugs or surgery. Instead, they utilize natural therapies, including spinal manipulation. They also recommend lifestyle changes to their patients and discuss eating, exercise, and sleeping habits. When appropriate, chiropractors consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners.
CSU does not have a Chiropractic Professional program. Health Professions Advisors work with any CSU student interested in pursuing a Chiropractic program.
CSU Recommended Coursework
|These courses are provided as GENERAL pre-requisites and may not represent a complete list of requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to check with each professional school in order to determine specific pre-requisites courses and equivalencies for each institution.|
|Requirement||Examples of CSU Course(s) That May Meet Requirements|
|24 credits of life/physical sciences
At least half including labs
|LIFE 102, LIFE103, CHEM111/112, CHEM113/114, CHEM245/246, BC351, PH121, PH122, MIP300/302, BMS300/302, BMS301, HES202, HES207, HES303, HES403 & other upper division BZ/BMS/HES courses|
|Psychology (3 credits)||PSY 100|
|Social Sciences or Humanities (12-15 credits)||Typically courses from ANTH, ECON, HDRS, JTC, POL, PSY, ART, D, E, MU, PHIL, SOC, SPCM, TH, or Languages|
|Composition/English Communication/Language Skills (3 credits)||CO 150, CO/JTC 300/301, SPCM 200|
|General Education (66 credits)||Any non-science courses|
Programs and Preparation
Requirements vary. Contact individual institutions for information on standardized entrance exams.
Contact individual institutions for application services.