Becoming a Chiropractor

Undergraduate Curriculum

Most chiropractic schools require 90 semester hours of undergraduate credits from an accredited college/university* in these areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • English

*some states require a bachelor’s degree in order to be licensed

University of Akron students who are preparing for chiropractic school most often pursue a Biology or Biochemistry degree.  Students pursuing a doctorate degree (D.C.) will complete at least 90 credit hours of undergraduate credits (a bachelor’s degree may not be required) and typically four years of coursework at the chiropractic school level (doctor of chiropractic degree). 

Entrance Exam

An entrance is exam is not required of students pursuing chiropractic school.  

Application Process

Chiropractic schools tend to have a rolling admissions process; therefore, admissions applications may be available year round.  Applications are available on each chiropractic school’s websites.  As part of the application process, you will submit transcripts from all previously attended colleges, an essay, references and an application fee.  An interview may be required of students pursuing chiropractic school; each chiropractic school differs in their admissions process.

To learn more about U.S. chiropractic schools, visit the Council on Chiropractic Education.

Other Resources

For additional information, contact your academic adviser and faculty mentor.  Also, please carefully review the websites of the chiropractic schools in which you are interested.