Shannon King, department chair
Haverty Hall 223
Online: Some Classes
Chiropractors are health practitioners who treat patients primarily by manual manipulation of parts of the body, especially the spinal column. This approach to health care is based upon the principle that interference with the nervous system impairs normal functions and lowers resistance to disease. Chiropractic manipulation is intended to assist the nervous system to function properly.
All chiropractic colleges require three years of undergraduate study, including courses in English, social sciences, biology, general and organic chemistry, physics, mathematics, and humanities. The course in chiropractic college is generally an additional four years. Most offer a broad curriculum, including subjects such as physiotherapy and nutrition. In most chiropractic colleges the first two years consist of classroom and laboratory work while the last two years stress clinical work with patients. The degree awarded upon completion is Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.).
Students entering the Chiropractic transfer curriculum plan who do not have the proper prerequisites may need additional preparatory classes.
The Chiropractic transfer curriculum plan provides preparation for the professional curriculum and meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.
In addition to this plan, other programs a student may transfer into are biology, chemistry, chemistry health service option, and natural science.
The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Helpful courses to prepare for this program are biology, computer science, chemistry, zoology, mathematics, physics, and English. Courses that develop reading and communications skills and two years of a foreign language, if available, are also recommended. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process.
Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.
This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.