Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C.
LENGTH OF PROGRAM
Typical chiropractic programs are 4 years.
Schools may require English, cell biology, genetics, math, social sciences, humanities and/or other courses. Check directly with those schools and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.
|1 Year of General Biology||Biology 101
Molecules, Genes and Cells
Evolution, Organisms & Ecology
|1 Year of General Chemistry||Chemistry 130
Structure & Properties of Inorganic Compounds w/ Lab
Thermodynamics, Equilibrium & Kinetics w/ Lab
|1 Year Organic Chemistry||Chemistry 120
Structure & Properties of Organic Molecules w/ Lab
|1 Year Physics||Physics 120
Principles of Physics I w/ Lab
Principles of Physics II w/ Lab
|1 Semester Biochemistry||Chemistry 240
Structure & Function of Biomolecules w/ Lab
|Introductory Psychology||Psychology 100
For admittance directly after DePauw: Prerequisite courses completed by the end of senior year; although, preference may be given to applicants who complete the required courses sooner. Apply during the fall semester of senior year.
Chiropractic Centralized Application Service (ChrioCAS)
- Each school selects an application deadline, so confirm the deadline with the school.
- Schools not participating in ChiroCAS, apply directly to the school.
- Apply early! Do not wait until the application deadline.
Many chiropractic schools do not require any standardized test for admission. However, depending on the school the Chiropractic College Aptitude Test (CCAT) may be required.
Chiropractic College Aptitude Test (CCAT): Take after biology, all chemistry, physics and mathematics courses are completed.
The CCAT has 100 multiple choice questions. The test takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete. Register for the CCAT through the Enrollment Office at a chiropractic college. You receive your scores immediately upon completion of the test.
Free and low-cost preparation materials:
- National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
- Check with the Hubbard Center
- Overall and science GPA
- Extracurricular activities
- Medically-related experience
- Research experience
- Community service
- Leadership experiences
- Letters of recommendation- Often including one from the Health Professions Adviser
- Personal statement