Earn a well-rounded education from UND while preparing for chiropractic school.
If you’re interested in helping patients of car accidents, those in chronic pain and
people with genetic issues, you’ll enjoy the preparation for chiropractic school.
Whatever your major, the Pre-Chiropractic curriculum will give you a solid base of
targeted knowledge to equip yourself for further education in chiropractic school.
By following a liberal arts curriculum steeped in the natural and physical sciences,
you'll gain greater insight into the chiropractic field. An academic advisor within
the UND College of Arts & Sciences will help to tailor your plan of study to your
interests, but most chiropractic schools require the following courses for admittance:
With a non-invasive method of treatment, chiropractics is becoming a more popular
treatment method for patients.
Chiropractors care for patients’ neuromusculoskeletal system. Traditionally, they
use spinal adjustments and manipulation to treat pain and maintain alignment in the
spine. Many chiropractors believe that proper alignment improves the neuromusculoskeletal
system’s ability to perform and thus improves the functioning of other systems throughout
the body. These days there are many philosophies within chiropractic, not all of which
utilize spinal adjustment as their primary method of care.
Pre-Chiropractic Program Courses
BIOL 150. General Biology I. 3 Credits.
Basic concepts of biology with emphasis on the process of science, metabolism, cell biology, plant and animal form and function, and physiology. Broadly designed to satisfy the needs of those pursuing biological and preprofessional curricula. F.
PSYC 111. Introduction to Psychology. 3 Credits.
A survey of the scientific study of behavior and mental processes, with consideration of the nature and scope of psychology as a science and a profession. F,S,SS.
CHEM 121. General Chemistry I. 3 Credits.
Open to all students; no high school credit in chemistry required. Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, gases. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 103 or higher. F,S,SS.
MATH 103. College Algebra. 3 Credits.
Relations and functions, equations and inequalities, complex numbers; polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations, applications, and quantitative reasoning. Prerequisite: Appropriate score in the Placement Testing Program, Math 93, or MATH 98. F,S,SS.
BIMD 220. Human Anatomy & Physiology I. 3 Credits.
BIMD 220 (3 credits) and BIMD 221 (3 credits) together are a complete survey of the anatomy and physiology of the major human organ systems and the foundational concepts required to understand them. BIMD 220 covers beginner material on introductory A&P, cells, and tissues, as well as advancing through the skin, skeletal, muscle and nervous organ systems. BIMD 221 is a more advanced study of the endocrine, lymphatic, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Each concept is presented through the lens of a diverse human population and both BIMD 220 and 221 are validated as essential studies special emphasis courses covering "The Diversity of Human Experience" topic. Together the courses are designed to meet field standards using the HAPS learning outcomes and goals. Corequisite: Either BIOL 150 and BIOL 150L or CHEM 116 and CHEM 116L or CHEM 121 and CHEM 121L. F,S.
ENGL 110. College Composition I. 3 Credits.
Immersion in college-level critical reading and expository writing, emphasizing revision and careful preparation of manuscripts. The credit from this course will not count toward an English major or minor. F,S.
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