Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-Chiropractic

Pre-Chiropractic Advisement Track

Dual-advising is available to assist students with timely completion of both the primary major coursework and the Pre-Health advisement track coursework as of the date of their matriculation at SUNY Oneonta.

  • Students must declare a primary major and are encouraged to declare their intended Pre-Health Concentration for effective advisement.
  • Consultation with advisors for the primary major and Pre-Health concentration should begin at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta.

Students can review their individual degree progress via DegreeWorks.

  • The Primary Major Faculty Advisor assists with selection of courses for the Primary Major Requirements.
  • The Pre-Health Advisement Track Advisor guides the student through the Pre-Chiropractic Concentration, listed below.

Pre-Chiropractic Concentration

  • Satisfies the course requirements for admission at most chiropractic schools.
  • Additional elective courses are recommended but not required.
  • Students should review information regarding the schools to which they intend to apply for further information regarding recommended electives.
  • Students must consult SUNY Oneonta's current undergraduate catalog for descriptions of courses, course prerequisites, and time of year when courses are offered in order to plan properly in advance.
  • Students have the responsibility to check entrance requirements for schools to which they intend to apply.
  • For additional information regarding becoming a chiropractor, visit the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Fall 2020 and Later Matriculants TOTAL: 53-56 sh
BIOL 130, 131, 133, 201 11 sh
CHEM 111-112, 221-322 16 sh
PHYS 103-104 8 sh
COMP 100 3 sh
COMM 100 3 sh
PSYC 100 3 sh
LITR selection 3 sh
Humanities selections 6-9 sh

Electives & Chiropractic School Selection: A minimum of 90 s.h. is required for admission to chiropractic schools (*with 15 additional hours in the social sciences and humanities), though many chiropractic school entrants have completed a bachelor's degree.

SPring 2020 and PRIOR Matriculants TOTAL: 54-57 sh
BIOL 180, 181, 201 12 sh
CHEM 111-112, 221-322 16 sh
PHYS 103-104 8 sh
COMP 100 3 sh
COMM 100 3 sh
PSYC 100 3 sh
LITR selection 3 sh
Humanities selections 6-9 sh

Electives & Chiropractic School Selection: A minimum of 90 sh is required for admission to chiropractic schools (*with 15 additional hours in the social sciences and humanities), though many chiropractic school entrants have completed a bachelor's degree.

Suggested Course Sequencing and Planning for Applying to Chiropractic School

The recommended course sequence is based on a 4-year undergraduate course plan, a student graduating in 4-years, the student taking the GRE after the 3rd year of college coursework, and applying to chiropractic school prior to starting the 4th year of undergraduate studies.

Many Pre-Chiropractic students are choosing to take at least one year after they graduate SUNY Oneonta to work in healthcare or pursue other academically or intellectually enriching experiences after they graduate.

In fact, across the United States many first-time applicants to chiropractic school apply after their senior year or later. Having a “Growth Year” between undergraduate studies and beginning chiropractic school is often beneficial for applicants and does not hurt your chances of admission as long as you continue to strengthen your application. It allows time to gain additional life experiences, continue volunteering or pursue non-academic interests.

If a student wishes to take a "growth year," or takes a different undergraduate path, students will need to adjust the course sequence plan accordingly, based on their personal planning needs. Individual student plans may vary depending on when the student hopes to enter chiropractic school and what major is chosen, therefore each student should work with their Primary Major Advisor and their Pre-Health Concentration Advisor to establish their own personalized schedule

Year One Courses and Study Hours

YEAR 1

FALL

SPRING

BIOL 180 (Biology I) or BIOL 130 & 133 4 sh BIOL 181 (Biology II) or BIOL 131 4 sh
CHEM 111 (General Chemistry I) 4 sh CHEM 112 (General Chemistry II) 4 sh
COMP 100 3 sh *MATH 105 (as advised) or other course 3 sh
COMM 100 3 sh PSYC 100 3 sh
Year Two Courses and Study Hours

YEAR 2

FALL

SPRING

CHEM 221 (Organic Chemistry I) 4 sh CHEM 322 (Organic Chemistry II) 4 sh
BIOL 201 (Cell & Molec. Biology) 4 sh PSYC 100 4 sh
Humanities selection 3 sh LITR selection 3 sh
upper division courses or research or immersion experience or elective or Gen Ed 1-6 sh upper division courses or research or immersion experience or elective or Gen Ed 1-6 sh
Year Three Courses and Study Hours

YEAR 3

FALL

SPRING

PHYS 103 (Gen. Physics I) 4 sh PHYS 104 (Gen. Physics II) 4 sh
Humanities selection 3 sh Humanities selection 3 sh
upper division courses or research or immersion experience or elective 6-9 sh upper division courses or research or immersion experience or elective 6-9 sh
Year Four Courses and Study Hours

YEAR 4 * additional experiences to enhance undergraduate experience*

FALL

SPRING

upper division courses or research or immersion experience or elective 12-16 sh upper division courses or research or immersion experience or elective 12-16 sh
Pre-Chiropractic questions should be directed to Tami LaPilusa, M.S., Pre-Health Professions Program Coordinator
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