Four-year universities, community colleges, technical colleges, and smaller healthcare-focused schools offer courses for students who wish to enter the chiropractic field. Usually, students need to complete a two-year or four-year degree in a field that will prepare them to study chiropractic medicine, including degrees like pre-chiropractic, nursing, or massage therapy. Many schools in Ohio offer such preparatory courses and degree programs.
Raymond Walters College
Raymond Walters College, located in central Ohio, offers a pre-chiropractic program that prepares students for transfer to a four-year college. Students who complete the program will earn a two-year, associate of arts degree. Students who are interested in applying to the college's pre-chiropractic program must complete four years of high school mathematics, high school chemistry and biology with a grade of C or better. Students must also take a chemistry placement test at the college. Upon graduation, students will need to complete an additional four years of study and practice at a college or university of chiropractic medicine.
Raymond Walters College Chemical Sciences Department University of Cincinnati 9555 Plainfield Rd. Blue Ash, OH 45236 513-745-5700 rwc.uc.edu
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio
At Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, prospective students can takes courses that will prepare them for a career in the chiropractic field. For example, students can complete the Associate of Science in Nursing, which is a two-year program that can be transferred to a four-year college. In addition, a student may choose to complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a degree that will help a student enter a program to earn a doctorate in chiropractic medicine. In addition to daytime classes, nursing students can also complete their coursework through the evening and weekend program.
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio 2221 Madison Avenue Toledo, Ohio 43604 419-251-1313 mercycollege.edu
Ohio State University
Prospective students can also prepare to study chiropractic medicine by majoring in pre-medicine, pre-occupational therapy, allied medical professions, or pre-physical therapy at Ohio State University in Columbus. The university is ranked as one of the top medical colleges in the country. Undergraduates must complete a rigorous list of classes to complete the degree, including courses like general sociology, human anatomy, human physiology, and general biology, among others.
Ohio State University 453 West 10th Avenue Columbus, OH 43210 614-292-1706 osu.edu
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