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University Transfer: Bachelor of Science Pre-Professional - Chiropractic

This program pathway is still offered at Red Deer Polytechnic!

To enter this pathway, you can apply to either the University Sciences diploma or Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. Your program of application will not affect the transferability of your courses to another institution nor your ability to register in any of the courses you need for your preferred major

Learn more about all Science programs at pathways at RDP.

Bachelor's Degree

2 years at RDP; degree completion time dependent on transfer university

-Main Campus
The Program

With the exception of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, a Pre-Chiropractic program requires three years of post-secondary study. RDP offers the first two years after which the third year is completed at a university.

In Canada, the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto offers the Doctor of Chiropractic program in English and the Universite du Quebec offers Doctorat en Chiropractique in French. Students may also attend one of the many chiropractic colleges in the United States or the New Zealand College of Chiropractic.

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic requirements can be met at RDP after two years of study. The New Zealand College of Chiropractic does not require a third year of university study for admission.

Program Content

Admission to most chiropractic colleges requires a minimum of two or three full years of university study while some colleges require a Bachelor's degree. You must make sure you meet admission and minimum course load requirements for the professional program as well as your alternate degree program.

For information on the first and second year schedules for this program, please contact the artscienceinfo [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca (Advisors in the School of Arts and Sciences), or refer to the Academic Advising Planning Guides.

University Transfer Program

Please note that course work for pre-professional programs varies as per university. It is the student's responsibility to ensure they are taking correct pre-professional coursework when applying the a University other than specified in the Calendar.

For the most current university program and transfer information, see the Planning Guides.

International Students and Students applying outside of their home province are advised to consult the calendar of the institution to which you will be applying regarding its policy on admitting international and out-of-province students. This may vary between institutions.

Program Admission Features

Admission to the Pre-Professional Program for Chiropractic at RDP does not guarantee admission to a chiropractic college. You should fulfill the Pre-Professional Program to meet chiropractic college admission requirements and also design your program so you can work towards a Bachelor's degree. Competitive admission to professional programs requires a high grade point average. Check with universities to be aware of specific admission requirements.

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