|General Biology I
|General Biology II
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I
|Integrated Chemistry Principles I
|Integrated Chemistry Principles II
|Integrated Chemistry Principles II Lab
|Organic Chemistry I
|Organic Chemistry I Lab
|PC 200 with Lab
|General Physics I
|PC 201 with Lab
|General Physics II*
|Introduction to Psychology
|The Management Process*
*Denotes optional, but recommend course.
- Strongly recommend Anatomy, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology. Also recommend calculus, genetics, microbiology, sociology, economics, business courses, communication courses, ethics, and upper level psychology.
- These courses reflect program requirements for our affiliation with the Northeast College of Health Sciences only. Although this course list will be sufficient for most other programs, make sure to check requirements of other schools in which you are interested no later than your sophomore year.
- This course list does NOT represent a POE, nor does it cover College requirements. Design a POE, preferably in an academic area, in consultation with your advisor. Note: If you are in a 3 +_ program, course work during the first year of professional school can count toward upper level POE requirements.
- Make sure to have an advisor on the Health Professions Committee.
- In addition to your course work you are urged to gain some experience in chiropractic care either during the school year or over the summer.
Regular Progression (4 + 3 BS/DC Program OR 3 + 3 BS/DC Program)
|Biology, Chemistry, and Physics with lab in at least half of the courses
|At least one course in humanities, social sciences, fine arts and business management
|12 or more
Competitive credentials: For 3+3 students overall GPA of 3.1 for 3+3 students with C (repeat any C- courses) or better in all science prerequisite courses. Students applying after 4 years at Juniata need at least a 3.00 overall GPA and 2.75 in the prerequisites. Students with a B.S. degree and a GPA of 3.25 or better, 3 credits of biology, and 9 additional science credits, may be exempt from specific prerequisites. Students applying after 4 years at Juniata should have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and 2.75 in the prerequisites.
American Chiropractic Association -http://www.acatoday.org/
Northeast College of Health Sciences - https://www.northeastcollege.edu/
Suggested Core Progression for Pre-Chiropractic*
*If you are planning to study abroad or if you are in accelerated program consult with your Health Professions advisor to plan your course progression
Bolded courses are offered only in the indicated semester and/or require a specific sequence due to Juniata prerequisites. Non-bolded courses are either offered in both semesters or represent open-ended choices, making them more flexible in when they can be taken. Course progressions after the freshman year are not carved in stone. Your particular course sequence may be different, depending on your situation. Consult with your advisor.
Expected Prerequisite Course Sequence for 3 + 3 B.S./D.C. Program at Juniata College with Northeast College of Health Sciences
|BI 101 General Biology I
|BI 102 General Biology II
|CH 142/143 Integrated Chemistry Principles I and Lab
|CH 144/145 Integrated Chemistry Principles II and Lab
|FYC - First-Year Composition
|Ways of Knowing Course (Creative Expression)
|CH 232/233 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
|CH 312 Biochemistry
|PY 101 Intro to Psychology
|Ways of Knowing Course (Humanistic Thought)
|PC 200/200L General Physics I and Lab
|PC 201/200L General Physics II and Lab
|Self and World Course
*Denotes optional, but recommended course.
If you do an accelerated program plan to finish most or all of the prerequisite courses the year before your final year at Juniata. If you have one or two courses to complete your final year at Juniata, you could be conditionally accepted to professional school based on your academic record up to that point and on successful completion of the remaining prerequisite courses.
If you study abroad the SAFEST strategy is to take ALL prerequisite courses for professional school in the U.S., which may require you to take courses in the U.S. over the summer, preferably at a 4 year institution. However, if this is extremely difficult for your situation, check with the professional schools you wish to attend to see if they will accept courses taken abroad and if so, get their response in writing.
Be mindful of your POE courses, which are NOT indicated here.