What you'll learn in the Pre-Chiropractic program at UW-Platteville 

Explore the in-demand field of chiropractic care with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Department of Biology. People of all ages are becoming increasingly interested in integrative or complementary healthcare as a way to improve health and treat pain. Chiropractic is a natural approach to health issues that concerns itself with the integration of the body’s systems and organs. Your pre-chiropractic courses will help you gain a basic understanding of the relationship between the spinal vertebrae and nervous system and how they impact health and wellness. As a pre-chiropractic graduate you will be well-prepared for the chiropractic school of your choice. 

Outside your pre-chiropractic classes, you can build on your experience through student clubs and organizations, or undergraduate research. Plus, we offer a wide variety of campus support programs like our STEM Living Learning Communities, mentoring, and others that allows you to create a student experience unique to you and your goals.

Career Opportunities

Chiropractors help people by conducting patient evaluations and treating conditions including back and neck pain. Using spinal adjustments and manipulation techniques on patients’ neuromusculoskeletal systems, chiropractors are often able to relieve patients’ aches and pains. Chiropractors may also apply other treatments such as massage therapy or electrical muscle stimulation, as appropriate. Professionals in this field may also advise patients on nutrition, exercise, and other factors that can impact health and wellness.

Earning a B.S. in biology with in emphasis in health sciences prepares you to continue your chiropractic studies. Additionally, a pre-chiropractic education can help prepare you for a range of other career opportunities, including:

  • Chiropractic assistant
  • Chiropractic researcher
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Injury prevention specialist
  • Massage therapist
  • Medical assistant
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapy assistant

If you choose to continue your education and work as a chiropractor, you might decide to focus your practice by specializing in a particular area such as nutrition, sports medicine, or neurology. Some licensed chiropractors choose to join existing chiropractic practices, while others opt for self-employment.

Discover by doing

At UW-Platteville, you will have hands-on learning opportunities that allow you to deepen your knowledge and apply what you learn. Choose from research projects, internships, and university events — all designed to supplement in-classroom lessons and enhance your college experience.

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