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Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of Chiropractic

Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who focus on the body’s ability to self-heal through caring for the neuromusculoskeletal system, such as the bones, nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Chiropractors conduct patient examinations by looking at spinal position and muscle reflexes to diagnose, create treatment plans, and monitor progress. Along with performing adjustments and alignments to the body, they provide corrective exercises to fix movement compensations and imbalances to improve the overall quality of movement during workouts and in everyday life.

Chiropractic School Prerequisites

NOTE: Specific prerequisite courses can vary by school--always double-check the website of each medical school you are applying to for specific requirements. Please review the CSUSB Catalog as a guide to completing the CSUSB prerequisites.

Common Prerequisite Courses
Prerequisite CSUSB Courses


One year or two semesters of General Biology with lab.

One year or two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology.


BIOL 2010 and BIOL 2020

BIOL 2230 and BIOL 2240


One year or two semesters of General Chemistry with lab.

One year or two semesters of Organic Chemistry with lab.


CHEM 2100 and CHEM 2200

CHEM 3400 and CHEM 3500


One year or two semesters of General Physics with lab.


PHYS 2500 & 2500L and PHYS 2510 & 2510L OR

PHYS 2000 & 2000L and PHYS 2010 & 2010L

Behavior Science:

Courses in PsychologySociologyCultural Anthropology, or Philosophy


Refer to the Class Schedule for available classes under these categories.

Test Needed

Some programs require the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for admission and have established a GRE Code for the reporting of scores. Here is a link to the GRE Test registration.