Loras College Fast Fact Sheet for Health Science and Biology

Pre-Professional Program Title: Pre Chiropractic

Loras Faculty Advisor: Tom Davis (7767), Biology

Years of College Here Required for Admission to Program at Another School: Usually 2 minimum, sometimes 3

Suggested Loras Majors: Biology, Biology Research, Chemistry, Psychology, English
any major of personal interest to the student

Undergrad Courses Needed for Admission: 2 sem English, 5 sem Humanities, 2 sem Physics, Intro Biology with lab, 2 sem Gen Chemistry, 2 sem Organic Chemistry, 1 sem Human Anatomy and/or Physiology (60 sem hrs total)

Schools To Which Loras Sends Its Graduates: Palmer College of Chiropractic (Davenport)

% of Loras Applicants Admitted in last 3 years: 100% 5 of 5

Minimum GPA of Successful Entrants: 2.5; probably 3.0 to be competitive

Other Suggested Requirements for Admission: 90 semester hours of required coursework.

Specific Comments on this Program at Loras: The program at Loras is a 3 year general education sequence to prepare for entrance into the formal professional program at a Chiropractic school. Students may take 90 sem hrs here and qualify for a B.S. in General Science at Palmer. Most students get a 4 year Loras degree before applying.

General Information About This Program AFTER Loras: Professional chiropractic training is usually about 3 more years of school including 1 year of basic science classes, 1 year of preclinical classes and training and 1 year of clinical training. Many schools operate on a trimester system (1 trimester = 4 months) like Palmer whose program is 10 trimesters in length. They offer a B.S. degree in General Science to students who complete 90 hrs of prerequisite courses at another college and then use 30 hrs of classes from their chiropractic curriculum to satisfy the B.S. requirement. Professional training leads to a Doctor of Chiropractic degree.

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