Palmer College of Chiropractic - Pre-Chiropractic

Further Information:
Palmer College
of Chiropractic Admissions
1000 Brady Street
Davenport IA 52803
563-884-5656
1-800-722-3648

 

This is a summary of the requirements for an Assoicate in Arts (AA) degree with a Pre-Chiropractic concentration, for students planning to transfer to Palmer College of Chiropractic. The AA degree requires completion of both the general education curriculum and electives for a total of 62 semester hours. An additional 30 hours of upper level coursework identified by Palmer is required (for a total of 92 semester hours) to enter the Doctor in Chiropractic Program.

Students should chose the recommended courses from the EICC General Education curriculum, and complete their AA degree by selecting courses from those that are required or recommended for their major.

 

General Education
Category

Area

Minimal Semester
Hours Required

1

Communications

9

2

Arts and
Humanities

9

3

Cultural/Historical
Persp

6

4

Social Sciences

6

5

Natural Sciences

8

6

Mathematics

3

7

Computer Skills

3

8

Electives  

1-18

AA Degree Total Semester Hours

62

Hours identified by Palmer

+ 30  *

Total Semester Hours to enter Palmer

92

*  The student's Palmer Admissions Representative must approve all courses. 
 
Ninety semester hours are required to enter Palmer College of Chiropractic's D.C. program. Of those 90 hours the following pre-professional credits must be earned with a grade of "C" or above. Please select your courses under the direction of the Palmer admissions department and the Pre-Chiropractic academic advisor at your campus.
 
Each Palmer applicant is evaluated on overall academic performance, science courses performance and the total number of hours of college credit completed. All post-secondary pre-professional education must be included in the cumulative grade point average. The average must be at least 2.50 on a 4.0 scale. If certain courses have been repeated with equivalent courses at the same institution, the higher grade(s) may be used for grade point average computation and the other grade(s) may be disregarded. Students are strongly encouraged to have their "official transcripts" sent to Palmer to be evaluated and their grade point average calculated.

The Following Courses Are Required By
Palmer College Of Chiropractic

Category

Semester Hours

Communication  and/or  Language Skills 6
Psychology 3
Social Science or Humanities 15
Biology with lab 1 academic year (6 semester hours)
General Chemistry with lab (Inorganic) 1 academic year (6 semester hours)
Organic Chemistry with lab 1 academic year (6 semester hours)
Physics with lab 1 academic year (6 semester hours)

EICC Courses That Fulfill
Palmer College Of Chiropractic Requirements

Communication  and/or  Language Skills

ENG:105
English Composition I
ENG:107
Composition I: Technical Writing
SPC:112
Public Speaking
ENG:106
English Composition II
ENG:108
Composition II: Technical Writing
SPC:170
Professional Communication
 

Psychology

PSY:111 Introduction to Psychology
or PSY:115 Developmental Psychology or another psychology course
 

Social Sciences or Humanities(courses that are in the following categories)

Anthropology

Geography (cultural) Philosophy
(Intro, Logic, Ethics)
Classics/Literature Government/Political Science Psychology
Communications

Fine Arts
(Art, Music, Drama, Western Cultures and Values)
Religion
Criminal Justice Foreign Languages /
International Perspectives
Sociology
Economics

History
(U.S., Eastern and Western Civilization, etc)
English Humanities
(Changes and Choices; Living with Space, Time and Tech, etc.)

Sciences

There is "one" grade per course (the lectures and labs are not separated.)

Biology  *

BIO:114 General Biology I A 4 credit hours
BIO:115 General Biology II A 4 credit hours
OR
BIO:114 General Biology I A 4 credit hours
BIO:168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 credit hours
OR
BIO:168 Anatomy and Physiology I   4 credit hours
BIO:173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 credit hours
OR
BIO:114 General Biology I A 4 credit hours
BIO:157 Human Biology 4 credit hours

NOTE: it is only possible to take BIO:114 and BIO:105 & 157 or BIO:163 at the same time.

Transfer Student to EICC:* If a student has completed a three-credit hour biology course from another college -- one four credit hour biology course from EICC will complete the Palmer biology requirement -- as long as both classes include a lab and do not duplicate the same material.

Inorganic Chemistry  (General Chemistry)

CHM:165/166 General Chemistry I 4/5 credit hours
CHM:175/176 General Chemistry II 4/5 credit hours
OR
CHM:179 Principles Of General Chemistry  (accelerated course) 6 credit hours
 
Transfer Students: General Chemistry I (at another college)
+CHM:175/176 or CHM:179 (at EICCD)

 

Organic Chemistry

CHM:261-263 Organic Chemistry I 4/5 credit hours
CHM:271/273 Organic Chemistry II 4/5 credit hours
OR
CHM:279 Principles Of Organic Chemistry  (accelerated course) 6 credit hours
 
Transfer Students: Organic Chemistry I (at another college)
+CHM:271-273 or CHM:279 (at EICCD)

 

Physics
Courses only taken at EICCD

PHY:162 College Physics I 4 credit hours
PHY:172 College Physics II 4 credit hours
OR
PHY:110 Survey Of Physics I  (accelerated course) 3 credit hours
PHY:111 Survey Of Physics II  (accelerated course) 3 credit hours
OR
PHY:162 College Physics I  OR  PHY:172 College Physics II 4 credit hours
MAT:156 Fundamental of Statistics 3 credit hours
OR
PHY:110 Survey Of Physics I  OR PHY:111 Survey Of Physics II 3 credit hours
MAT:156 Fundamental of Statistics 3 credit hours

NOTE: The PHY:110 and PHY:111 are both taken during one semester, one trimester or one summer session.

NOTE: The classes PHY:162 and PHY:172 are each a full semester course

Transfer Students to EICC - The student must verify with their Palmer representative to confirm if one of these combinations will be acceptable:

Statistics  or Biomechanics or Kinesiology or Exercise Physiology  + PHY 162 or PHY 172 or PHY 110 or PHY 111  (at EICCD)

NOTE: To take the Chemistry and Physics classes a student must be at a math level above intermediate algebra. The student can meet this requirement by one of four methods.

  1. Test above "intermediate algebra" on the EICCD assessment exam called the COMPASS
  2. Have "ACT" scores within the last five years that shows the student to have tested above intermediate algebra
  3. Complete successfully an intermediate algebra class at EICCD or another college
  4. Complete successfully a math course that is above intermediate algebra (i.e. college algebra, finite math or statistics)