PreChiropractic Professional Program students must declare a primary major
Students are dual advised to ensure timely completion of both primary major and prehealth professions concentration coursework as of the date of their matriculation at SUNY Oneonta and should confer with advisors for their Primary Major and specific PreHealth Concentration, beginning at the time of admission to SUNY Oneonta.
Pre- Chiropractic Concentration
Students must consult the 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.
*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.
For additional information regarding becoming a chiropractor visit National Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Suggested Course Sequencing
The recommended course sequence is based on a student applying to Chiropractic School the summer BEFORE their final year at SUNY Oneonta, and that the student will graduate in four years. If a student wishes to take a "growth year", or take a different undergraduate path, coursework plans can change accordingly.
Individual student plans may vary depending on when the student hopes to enter physical therapy school and what primary major is chosen, therefore each student should work with their primary major advisor and their prehealth advisor to establish their own personalized schedule.
NOTE: Many pre-professional students are choosing to take at least one year off after they graduate. Having a “Growth Year” between undergraduate studies and beginning professional 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.
PreHealth related questions should be directed to Ms. Tami LaPilusa, PreHealth Professions Program Coordinator.
last update 18 July 2017 (TLL Webmaster)