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Pre-Chiropractic Professional Program

Chiropractors, also known as doctors of chiropractic medicine or chiropractic physicians, diagnose and treat patients whose health problems are associated with the body’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems, especially the spine. Chiropractors believe that interference with these systems impairs the body’s normal functions, lowers its resistance to disease, and causes painful skeletal imbalance.

Grand View University does not offer degree programs in chiropractic medicine, but does offer course work to help students prepare to enroll in chiropractic programs elsewhere.

Why Grand View?

  • Research opportunities and assistance in pursuing internships
  • Highly individualized advising
  • Small classes taught by faculty who are recognized as accomplished teachers and researchers
  • State-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation
Additional Resources
Find out more about chiropractic medicine by visiting the Council on Chiropractic Education, the Association of Chiropractic Colleges, and the American Chiropractic Association websites.
Recommended Courses
Course requirements are primarily in the sciences, including one year each of introductory courses in chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and biology, each with accompanying labs. Also, the mathematics prerequisite to physics is usually required.
Former Grand View Student Testimonial

Dr. Mara WengrynOriginally from southern Iowa, Dr. Mara Wengryn had the dream of becoming a chiropractor since the age of fourteen when she had her first adjustment. Following high school, she attended Grand View University where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Biology, along with minors in Chemistry and Humanities. She then continued her education at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa.

Today, Mara owns and operates her own practice near her hometown in Leon, Iowa called Honey Tree Chiropractic. Thanks to her education at Grand View, Mara believes that the anatomy and biochemistry curriculum gave her an edge in the beginning trimesters at Palmer. 

Mara gives one piece of advice to students considering chiropractic school, "Don't think you want to become a chiropractor for financial reasons. Become one because you truly want to improve lives conservatively and holistically. Learn about chiropractic philosophy and make sure it is something you can be congruent with."

Frequently Asked Questions


The following supports the pre-chiropractic program:

Frequently Asked Questions

How high should my GPA be in order to go to chiropractic school?
At least 3.0.
When should I begin my pre-chiropractic coursework?
Freshman year
How long does it take to get through chiropractic school?
Approximately 3.5 years or 10 trimesters.

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Interested students should contact the Admissions Office for more information regarding our pre-professional preparation program.

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Elings Hall is home to the instrumentation facility and analytics lab as well as the cadaver lab, which makes Grand View one of the few private colleges of our size to have one. Located at the corner of East Ninth Street and Grandview Avenue, Elings Hall is a two-story building containing general-purpose classrooms, science laboratories, faculty offices, a greenhouse, and two of the three largest lecture halls on campus.