NMC Transfer Guide

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Program: Chiropractic Education

Chiropractic is a system of treatment based on the principle that a person's health is determined largely by the nervous system and that interference with this system impairs normal functions and lowers resistance to disease. Chiropractors treat patients primarily by manual manipulation of parts of the body, especially the spinal column.

"Chiropractic colleges require a minimum of four academic years of professional resident study including clinical experience under strict supervision, preceded by a minimum of two years of college work with a curriculum concentrated in the biological and basic sciences, and clinical disciplines. The final two years emphasize practical or clinical studies dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of disease with approximately half the time spent in college clinics."

There are over 20 colleges in the United States offering Chiropractic Education. Please check with a counselor for a complete listing.


  1. All candidates must furnish proof of having acquired 90 acceptable semester hours leading to a baccalaureate degree. The pre professional education which has been acquired must have an average of 2.25 on a 4.0 scale, with no less than a 2.0 in courses with laboratory in biology, chemistry, and physics. No more than 20 semester hours in courses other than sciences can be acquired through CLEP.
  2. The following courses will not necessarily lead to an Associate degree at NMC. If you wish to obtain a degree at NMC, please speak with a counselor.
  3. Requirements for your specific choice in Chiropractic schools may vary. It is essential that you contact the school of your choice before completing courses listed below. Some schools require fewer and different courses while others require additional classes.




ENG 111, 112

English Composition



If you wish to have an Associate degree, click here and choose 8 credits.



BIO 115 & 116

General Biology 1 & 2


CHM 150 & 151

General Chemistry 1 & 2


CHM 250 & 251

Organic Chemistry 1 & 2


PHY 121/122

General Physics 1 & 2


MTH 140

College Algebra & Trig. or Mth 121 & 122

5 or 7

Social Science

If you wish to have an Associate degree, click here and choose 8 or more credits, from at least two departments.

Pre Chiropractic education usually requires at least one class in psychology. Other programs have a varied list of social sciences and humanities requirements.

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.


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