The path to your chiropractic career starts here.
Chiropractic medicine is a growing field, and UNI is a great place to start your education. This branch of health care focuses on manipulation of the body and helps patients stay healthy without drugs or surgery. UNI's unique 3+1 chiropractic program will prepare you for your chiropractic career faster and will save you money.
It is important to note that pre-chiropractic is not an academic major; rather, a suggested program of study that prepares students for professional school upon completing their undergraduate degrees.
Employment for chiropractors is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, it is estimated that chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans (adults and children) annually.
Fast-Track Your Education
Through UNI's condensed 3+1 chiropractic program, students can fast-track their chiropractic career, saving them time and money.
UNI's 3+1 Chiropractic Program
As part of UNI's 3+1 chiropractic program, the Department of Biology has partnered with Palmer College of Chiropractic, Logan University and Cleveland Chiropractic College to offer students a pathway to chiropractic school.
Students will complete three years at UNI, meeting UNI's liberal arts core requirements, Department of Biology foundational science courses and the chiropractic school's prerequisites. Students will then complete one year at a partnering chiropractic school of their choice. At the end of the four years, students will be awarded a B.A. in biology from UNI. The student can then complete the three additional years of required chiropractic coursework to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) from the cooperating program.
Common Pre-Chiropractic Majors
By declaring a B.A. biology major at UNI and following the 3+1 chiropractic program, students have a pathway to chiropractic school.
Kinesiology & Exercise Science Major
As a student in one of the strongest pre-health majors at UNI, you’ll study how physical activity, lifestyle and overall health and wellness impact function and performance, which is knowledge needed for your chiropractic career.
Athletic Training & Rehabilitation Studies Major
As a pre-health major in athletic training and rehabilitation studies, you gain a solid foundation in classroom knowledge and clinical understanding that paves the way for advanced studies in multiple health professions.