Are you thinking about a career in Chiropractic Medicine?

On this page, students and families can find out more information regarding what it means to pursue an educational path aligning to Chiropractic Medicine (DC) programs across the US. In addition, prerequisite education, aspects of professional practice are explored. 

What is a Pre-Chiropractic Medicine program?

Though pre-professional programs represent a core set of recommended coursework, they are not academic majors themselves. These programs are meant be completed in addition to standard degree programs. Southern Oregon University offers a number of programs, which are designed to be ideal for professional schools both in and out of Oregon. These programs are meant to serve the student by providing necessary prerequisite coursework for their desired professional goals, but offer the flexibility to change some of that coursework to suite a preferred professional schools. In the case of a Pre-Chiropractic Medicine program, it is advisable for a student to complete a full baccalaureate degree prior to transferring to a professional school. However, some programs will not require a completed baccalaureate prior to transferring to a professional programs, though these may be less common.

What is the difference between a Chiropractor and other professionals?

DCs are commonly confused, in terms of their roles, with massage therapists, osteopaths and physical therapists. Below, we will try to identify some of the commonalities and differences between the fields so that students may have a better understanding of where a DC will "fit" into the professional world of healthcare.

Chiropractic Medicine (DC) vs Massage Therapy (LMT)

Chiropractic Medicine (DC) vs Osteopathic Medicine (DO)

Chiropractic Medicine (DC) vs Physical Therapy (PT)

 What does the world of a Chiropractor look like professionally?