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chiropractor working on the back of a patient; pre-chiropractic program



hand putting together model of spine, image has a white overlay; pre-chiropractic

Chiropractic is a licensed health care profession that emphasizes the body’s ability to heal itself. Treatment typically involves manual therapy, often including spinal manipulation.

Chiropractors often treat problems related to the musculoskeletal system. The manual treatment methods used by chiropractors range from stretching and sustained pressure to specific joint manipulations, which are usually delivered by hand and involve a quick and gentle thrust. The purpose of the manipulations is to improve joint motion and function. Manipulations are most commonly done on the spine, but other parts of the body may also be treated in this way.

female chiropractor treating shoulders of patient, spine model hanging next to her; pre-chiropractic program

What Should My Major Be?

We suggest that you follow programs for the major in Biochemistry, Health Science or Biology, since most of the chiropractic schools require credit hours in biology, chemistry, physics and at least 30 semester credits in humanities and social science.

chiropractor holding a patient's head and shoulder down for treatment; pre-chiropractic