Pre-Chiropractic Medicine

Teaching a student about the human anatomy.

All pre-chiropractic medicine students are mentored by a practicing chiropractor who also happens to be one of our professors. That means you get expert advice on how to successfully apply to the chiropractic or medical school of our choice.

We also have a partnership with a chiropractic program at Logan University near St. Louis, Missouri. If you decide to apply to the Logan University dual-accept program, you can get your Doctorate of Chiropractic degree in only six years – a year shorter than most programs!


Program Levels

Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Chiropractic Medicine – USF offers a three year Pre-Chiropractic Medicine program in partnership with Logan University. You would complete three years of undergraduate classes at USF and three years of graduate courses at Logan University.

Bachelor of Science in Biology Pre-Chiropractic Medicine– USF offers a four year Pre-Chiropractic Medicine program.


Academic Roadmap

The academic roadmap will give you a general idea of what each year will be like. Each program has specific degree requirements and the curriculum plans offer a year-by-year breakdown of courses.

Freshman

Laying the Foundation

In your first year as a Biology-Pre-Chiropractic student, you will study basic science and liberal arts classes. USF’s quality will establish a foundation to prepare you for your upper division science courses and a professional career in the growing field of chiropractic medicine.

Core Courses
  • Principles of Biology
  • Biology Seminar

Sophomore

Understanding Bio-mechanics

In your second year, your science coursework will focus on increasing your knowledge of genetic and physiological processes. This year’s coursework will challenge you to understand the bio-mechanics of the musculoskeletal system and the impact of cellular dysfunction on the body systems.

Core Courses
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics

Junior

Exposure in the field

In your last two years as an undergraduate, we encourage you to seek exposure to the chiropractic field either through employment or job shadowing. These experiences help you understand the philosophy and potential of this field of medicine. Because many chiropractors have private practices, we also advise you to take a few courses in the business field.

Core Courses
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Senior

Exposure in the field

In your last two years as an undergraduate, we encourage you to seek exposure to the chiropractic field either through employment or job shadowing. These experiences help you understand the philosophy and potential of this field of medicine. Because many chiropractors have private practices, we also advise you to take a few courses in the business field.


Learn by Doing

Students in Pre-Chiropractic Medicine focus on learning the human body. How it moves and how to repair injuries. Our on-campus human cadaver lab gives students a hands-on opportunity to work with human muscles and bones to see how they move and respond. Our cadaver lab provides a unique learning experience at an undergraduate level, as most students studying anatomy do not experience real cadavers until graduate school.


Hand pointing to explain about human anatomy on a xray.

Outside the Classroom

We also have working professionals visit campus as part of our weekly Science Seminars. You will learn from industry professionals in a variety of areas connected to chiropractic medicine.


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