Palmer College of Chiropractic follows guidelines established by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), which is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for the accreditation of programs and institutions offering the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Palmer also is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (contact information).
The CCE requires students to have earned 90 semester hours with a 2.75/4.0 cumulative grade-point average for admission into a Doctor of Chiropractic program.
Palmer strongly encourages interested students to contact an Admissions Representative. Or begin by completing our Admissions Application.
For students with an undergraduate degree
Palmer College of Chiropractic considers applicants from all undergraduate majors. A few of our most prevalent undergraduate majors are pre-first professional (such as pre-medicine and pre-dentistry), exercise physiology, athletic training, kinesiology, physical therapy, biology, nursing, health science and chemistry.
Palmer values a diverse, broadly educated student body. We encourage all students with an interest in chiropractic to apply to the Doctor of Chiropractic program. A student need not hold a degree in a health- or science-related discipline to succeed. Many students with non-health-science degrees have excelled in the program. Such students hold degrees in disciplines as varied as psychology, marketing, anthropology, management, communications, mathematics, sociology, business, criminal justice, history, liberal studies, engineering, education and religion.
For students currently pursuing or planning an undergraduate education
Palmer encourages students to pursue a well-rounded education with coursework that includes 24 science credits, half with labs, that may include biology (human anatomy and physiology, embryology, genetics, microbiology, immunology, cellular biology, exercise physiology, and kinesiology), chemistry (general chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology/pharmacology, nutrition and nuclear medicine), and physical sciences (physics, biomechanics and statistics).