Pre-Health Chiropracty Advising
Now offering guaranteed matriculation into the University of Bridgeport
Students aspiring to be chiropractors generally share the following characteristics:
- Care deeply about other people, their problems, and their pain;
- Use their skills and knowledge to help people;
- Enjoy learning and gaining new understanding;
- Are interested in how the human body functions;
- Are intrigued by the ways in which medicine can be used to improve life.
- Timeline - Students should refer to Alfred University's Pre-Health Timeline and Checklist (below) to assist them in career planning.
- College Major and Required Courses - There is no specific major that is required, or that is "best" to pursue. Medical schools are looking for well-educated and well-rounded individuals. Students should complete the Checklist to be sure that they have met all requirements.
- Extracurricular activities are a very important part of the applicant's materials. Most medical schools place emphasis on volunteer community service. Some volunteer experience in a medical setting is a must. Undergraduate research is a plus.
- It is important to get to know faculty members so that they can write appropriate letters of recommendation. The Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee at Alfred University can prepare a Pre-Medical Committee Letter for students.
Most medical schools accept applications through the American Medical Colleges Application Service. This application should be submitted in the summer before your last year in college and can be downloaded from the AMCAS website.
A major in a science field with plenty of exposure to liberal arts.
The minimum course requirements for most U.S. Chiropractic Colleges are listed below with their AU equivalent courses. You should check the websites of specific schools you plan to apply to for more information.
|Math||Any MATH (not statistics)|
|Physics I||PHYS 111 or 125|
|Physics II||PHYS 112 or 126|
|General Chemistry I||CHEM 105|
|General Chemistry II||CHEM 106|
|Organic Chemistry I||CHEM 315|
|Organic Chemistry II||CHEM 316|
|Biological Foundations (requirement for Biology sequence)||BIOL 150|
|Cell Biology||BIOL 211|
|Structure and Function||BIOL 213|
|Anatomy & Physiology I||BIOL 307|
|Anatomy & Physiology II||BIOL 308|
Additional Required or Relevant Coursework
For additional requirements, consult the website of specific schools and programs; suggested classes include pharmacology, biomechanics, speech, and communication. Also consult http://www.cce-usa.org for more information.
Unlike other pre-health professional schools, chiropractic colleges do not require any health-care experience. However, you may need a letter of recommendation from a chiropractic professional for some schools (including for the EAP at the University of Bridgeport).
You should consider applying to several programs. Each program has a limited number of seats available, and selection criteria and patterns may vary from year to year according to the individual program’s philosophy. Each school will have its own application process.
Early Acceptance Program (EAP)
Alfred University has a special Early Acceptance Program that grants qualified students a provisional early acceptance to University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Within in the first two years at Alfred, a student must submit a letter of intent for the program. A minimum GPA of a 3.0 is required and a major in Athletic Training, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, or Environmental Studies. Merit scholarships are available and provided based on GPA. Students apply for admission to UBCC at the beginning of their senior year.