Degrees and Requirements

Pre-Chiropractic - Palmer College of Chiropractic

  

A Doctor of Chiropractic is a health care professional focused on diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, with an emphasis on treatment through manual adjustments and passive/ active therapies.

The La Roche University/ Palmer College of Chiropractic program is a six-year and one third program, culminating in a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from Palmer.  Palmer is awarded programmatic accreditation by The Council on Chiropractic Education and regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL PHASE (PALMER):

  • Meeting the prerequisite requirements for admission to Palmer.
  • Attaining a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average in coursework; however students receiving a minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA may be considered for Palmer admissions but are not guaranteed a seat under this agreement.
  • Receiving a positive recommendation of the Chair of the Department of Health Science.

 

Students accepted into the Professional Phase complete three and one third years of full-time study at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Upon successful completion of the sixth and one third year, students will be awarded a Bachelor’s degree from La Roche and a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic. 

 

REQUIREMENTS:  To successfully complete the Pre- Chiropractic program, the following coursework is required:

  • 32 credits of Science and Mathematics courses and additional major specific coursework depending on choice of bachelor's degree
  • 37 CORE credits
  • Must have completed a minimum of 90 credits prescribed by their LRU program prior to articulation or have a written plan in place to show how these requirements will be completed at Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Summary of Requirements

Science and Math Component: 32 Credits

  • BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II |

    BIOL1024
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    The second of two basic courses concerned with the structural and physiological processes of the human body. Interdependence of structure and function is stressed to promote better understanding of the entire body environment. Lecture and laboratory courses.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    BIOL1023 & Concurrent: BIOL1024L

  • CHEM1008
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I-LAB |

    CHEM1008
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM1007 Principles of Chemistry I|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1017
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II |

    CHEM1017
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an introductory survey of biochemistry, along with biomedical applications. Important biomolecules such as hemoglobin will be discussed, with an emphasis on correlating structure with function. A discussion of intermediary metabolism follows, including an introduction to inborn errors of metabolism. The course concludes with a discussion of molecular including potential biomedical application.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1007 or SLSO1008 & Concurrent: CHEM1018

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY & STATISTICS |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

  • NSCI1025
    NORMAL & CLINICAL NUTRITION |

    NSCI1025
    NORMAL & CLINICAL NUTRITION |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course covers the fundamental principles of nutrition and their relationship to health. The role of diet in the prevention and treatment of representative pathophysiological conditions will be examined. This course is designed for students majoring in Nursing or interested in careers in the Health Sciences.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • PHYS1010
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    PHYS1010
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide a broad background in physics for those who will enter the allied health professions. Applications will be made to the biological and physiological sciences, as well as to the various types of equipment. Lecture and laboratory course.|

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010 Coreq: PHYS1010L

  • PHYS1010L
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE-LAB |

    PHYS1010L
    PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCE-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for PHYS1010 Physics for Health Science|

    PREREQUISITES:

Science and Mathematics Component: 32 credits

  • BIOL1020
    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY |

    BIOL1020
    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will introduce the language of medicine through the analysis of medical terminology structure and the understanding of the definition, spelling and pronunciation of medical terms.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I |

    BIOL1023
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I |

    Credits (Min/Max): 4/4

    A basic course concerned with the structural and physiological processes of the human body. Interdependence of structure and function is stressed to promote better understanding of the entire body environment. |

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: BIOL1023L

  • BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I -LAB |

    BIOL1023L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I -LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Laboratory for BIOL1023: Anatomy & Physiology I|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II -LAB |

    BIOL1024L
    HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II -LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 0/0

    Laboratory for BIOL1024: Anatomy and Physiology II.|

    PREREQUISITES:

  • CHEM1007
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I(SLSC1008) |

    CHEM1007
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEM I(SLSC1008) |

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the basic principles of general, organic and biochemistry. The principles are related to living systems including the properties and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Lecture and laboratory course. Cross-listed with SLSC1008|

    PREREQUISITES:

    Concurrent: CHEM1008

  • CHEM1018
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    CHEM1018
    PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II-LAB |

    Credits (Min/Max): 1/1

    Laboratory for CHEM1017 Principles of Chemistry II|

    PREREQUISITES:

    CHEM1008