Jan 29, 2020  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine Medical Professions Advisement Program


College of Arts and Sciences


Medical Professions Advisement Program


The Medical Professions Advisement Program in the College of Arts and Sciences provides advisement to students entering East Tennessee State University in preparation for careers in the following health-related fields: chiropractic, dentistry, medicine (Allopathic or Osteopathic), optometry, pharmacy, physician assistant, podiatry, and veterinary medicine. The pre-professional programs associated with each of these fields are not undergraduate majors at ETSU, but are programs of study that prepare students for application to professional programs. Many professional programs prefer/require that students  earn an undergraduate degree before acceptance into their programs.  Therefore, the student, medical professions advisor, and major advisor work in conjunction to develop a plan of study that fulfills the requirements for an undergraduate degree and prerequisite courses for the professional school(s) of choice. Students are encouraged to choose majors that interest them and in which they can excel academically.Questions concerning health-related programs of study should be directed to the Office of Medical Professions Advisement Program, PO Box 70592, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614, (423) 439-5602. For more information visit: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/mpa/.

Pre-Chiropractic Medicine


The pre-chiropractic medicine program of study prepares students for application to a four-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program. Students may apply after the successful completion of at least 90 credit hours. The majority of states, however, require the completion of a bachelor’s degree to practice chiropractic medicine.

Although prerequisite courses vary among chiropractic schools, the following courses (at a minimum) are recommended for students seeking admission to most programs.

Additional Information


Different schools may require different prerequisite courses. It is the responsibility of the student to research his/her schools of interest and verify that the required courses are completed before taking the required entrance exam(s) and applying to professional schools.