Chiropractic is a form of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders through adjustment of the spine. As a licensed chiropractor, you seek to reduce pain in your patients and improve their mobility while also promoting healthy lifestyles through exercise, ergonomics and other therapies.

Ball State’s pre-chiropractic program is a non-degree program designed to allow students to fulfill admissions requirements for chiropractic school while also completing a major in biology or in pre-medical preparation. Through your studies, your departmental advisor will help you meet the requirements to your chiropractic school of choice, including schools Ball State has partnered with.

Affiliation Agreements

Ball State has a "3+3" affiliation agreement with the Logan College of Chiropractic.

Students admitted to Logan at the end of their junior year can complete their bachelor's degree transferring up to 32 credits from Logan's first-year curriculum provided those grades are a C or above.

Ball State students must complete the Ball State University Core Curriculum (either the pre-medical or biology major), take additional Logan prerequisite courses and accumulate at least 94 credits before entering the Logan chiropractic program in the fall of their senior year.

We have an affiliation agreement with the National University of Health Sciences.

As part of a pre-chiropractic program at Ball State, qualified students will complete three years of undergraduate study or a minimum of 90 credits leading toward their bachelor of science in pre-medical preparation.

Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher will then start the five-year DC program at NUHS. After successful completion of all coursework in the first three trimesters at NUHS, they will be granted their bachelor's degree from Ball State.

Requirements

Pre-chiropractic students must complete the pre-chiropractic program requirements, the University Core Curriculum and a major in biology or pre-medical preparation.

Biology Major Pre-Chiropractic Option
  • BIO 111 – Principles of Biology 1
  • BIO 112 – Principles of Biology 2
  • BIO 210 – Principles of Botany
  • BIO 214 – Genetics
  • BIO 215 – Cell Biology
  • BIO 216 – Ecology
  • BIO 315 – Cell Biology Methods
  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 112 – General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 231 – Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 232 – Organic Chemistry 2
  • PHYCS 110 – General Physics 1
  • PHYCS 112 – General Physics 2
  • MATH 112 – Pre-Calculus Algebra or Math 161 – Applied Calculus

Recommended courses:

  • ANAT 201 – Mammalian Anatomy
  • PHYS 215 – Human Physiology
  • BIO 313 – Microbiology
  • ZOOL 330 –Structure and Development of Vertebrates
  • CHEM 360 – Biochemistry

For complete list of all the classes you will take as part of this program and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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  • BIO 111 – Principles of Biology 1
  • BIO 112 – Principles of Biology 2
  • CHEM 111 – General Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 112 – General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 225 – Chemical Analysis
  • CHEM 231 – Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 232 – Organic Chemistry 2
  • PHYCS 110 – General Physics 1
  • PHYCS 112 – General Physics 2
  • ZOOL 330 – Structure and Development of Vertebrates
  • CHEM 360 – Biochemistry
  • PSYSC 100 – Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 100 – Introduction to Sociology

Science Electives

You’ll need to take 9 to 10 credits.

Recommended courses:

  • BIO 214 – Genetics
  • BIO 215 – Cell Biology
  • BOP 313 – Microbiology
  • ANAT 201 – Mammalian Anatomy
  • PHYS 215 – Human Physiology

General Electives

You’ll need to take 3 to 4 credits.

For complete list of all the classes you will take as part of this program and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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