Learn more about the pre-professional programs at Black Hills State University.
BHSU Pre-Chiropractic Program

About

If you are planning to pursue a career as a chiropractor, you are encouraged to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry, exercise science, wellness management, or psychology degree before entering chiropractic school. 

BHSU has a reputation for providing students with exceptional research opportunities working directly with faculty mentors. This research experience prepares our students to succeed at graduate school and in their careers.


Requirements

Courses available as part of your bachelor’s degree that will prepare you for your career goals.

  • BIOL 151 -- General Biology I & 151L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 153 -- General Biology II & 153L Lab - 4
  • BIOL 286 -- Word Origins* - 4
  • BIOL 325 -- Physiology & 325L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 331 -- Microbiology & 331L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 343 -- Cell & Molecular Biology & 343L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 371 -- Genetics & 371L Lab* - 4
  • BIOL 381 -- Vertebrate Anatomy & 381L Lab* - 3
  • BIOL 422 -- Immunology & 422L Lab* - 4
  • CHEM 112 -- General Chemistry I & 112L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 114 -- General Chemistry II & 114L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 326 -- Organic Chemistry I & 326L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 328 -- Organic Chemistry II & 328L Lab - 4
  • CHEM 464 -- Biochemistry I & 464L Lab (recommended only) - 4
  • ENGL 101 -- Composition I - 3
  • ENGL 201 -- Composition II - 3
  • MATH 102 -- College Algebra - 3
  • PHYS 111 -- Introduction to Physics I & 111L Lab - 4
  • PHYS 113 -- Introduction to Physics II & 113L Lab - 3

    Past Students

    BHSU Students who went on to Professional Chiropractic Programs:

    • Shannon DeBoer ('96, Palmer Coll. Chiro.)
    • Jason Steinle ('97, Northwestern Coll. Chiro.)
    • Brandy Dietterle ('98, L.A. Coll. Chiropr.)
    • Mike Krizan ('00, Western States Chiropr. Coll.)
    • Clint Peterson (’00, Parker Coll. Chiro.)
    • Jena Jenssen ('01, National Coll. Chiropr.)
    • Ryan Swenson ('01, National Coll. Chiropr.)
    • Josh Dokter ('02, Colorado Coll. Chiropr.)
    • Jennifer Kroger (‘03, L.A. Coll. Chiropr.)
    • Kim (Ruff) Barr  ('04, Cleveland Chiropr. K.C.)
    • Matt Arnio (’05, Northwestern Coll. Chiro.)
    • Elke Kuegle (’05, Northwestern Coll. Chiro.)
    • Sammi Laurenz (’06, Western States Chiropr. Coll.)
    • Bob McIntosh (’06, Western States Chiropr. Coll.)
    • Tonielle Kelly (’09, Northwestern Coll. Chiro.)
    • Miles Fortner (’10, Parker Coll. Chiro.)
    • Rebecca Johnson (’12, Northwestern Coll. Chiro.)
    • Will John Johnson (’12, Northwestern Coll. Chiro.)
    • Mackenzie Stowater (’12, Palmer Coll. Chiro.)

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