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
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
|Former Grand View Student Testimonial
Originally 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."