Chiropractic doctors diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body's muscular, nervous and skeletal systems. Below, learn more about the classes you need to prepare for chiropractic medical school as well as information about chiropractic schools/colleges. General information about chiropractic profession is in the useful links section.

What classes do I need to take?

Most chiropractic schools require that students have at least three years of college and many require a college degree. In either case, you are required to take pre-requisite courses as defined by the field's accrediting body, the Council on Chiropractic Education. You can read more about the pre-required courses for all Chiropractic Colleges from the Association of Chiropractic Colleges.

 UM-Dearborn pre-requisite courses needed for most Chiropractic Colleges

What is the national standardized test?

Chiropractic schools generally do not require national standardized exams, such as GRE or MCAT.  Be sure to check with your specific school URL.

What else should I know?

It is important that you learn and incorporate the Association of American Medical Colleges Core Competencies for Entering Medical Students in your academic and non-academic activities.

More information, such as what you should major in at UM-Dearborn, and what else you can do to prepare for the profession, can be found in our FAQ section.

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