The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire offers a rigorous curriculum and experiential learning opportunities that will prepare you well for a career in the chiropractic field.
Doctors of chiropractic — often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians — practice a drug-free approach to healthcare that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Pre-chiropractic is not a major at UW-Eau Claire, but rather a declaration of your intention to continue your education and enroll in a chiropractic college. No specific undergraduate major is required for a career in chiropractic, but certain courses, skills and experiences are favored — especially when applying for graduate school. For example, most-accredited chiropractic colleges expect involvement in extracurricular activities, volunteer work, observations or job shadowing, and direct work experience. Applicants who can effectively communicate and relate with others is also expected.
Our exceptional faculty and career advisors are aware of these requirements and ensure you gain the knowledge and experiences necessary for acceptance into chiropractic school.
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds, including those interested in becoming chiropractors or chiropractic physicians. Learn more about what scholarships and resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on your academics.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Relevant student organizations. On-campus student organizations — like the Pre-Chiropractic Club — connect students like you who are also interested in becoming chiropractors. These extracurriculars are an excellent way to learn about the profession's latest research and best practices, network, volunteer and educate the community about chiropractic care.
Innovative facilities. UW-Eau Claire is one of only a few schools of its size with a career center dedicated to supporting pre-chiropractic students. The William J. and Marian A. Klish Health Careers Center offers one-on-one advising, opportunities to meet with professional school admissions representatives, connections to health-related clinical research and volunteer opportunities and workshops designed to build effective tools for career development and competitive applications.
Excellent preparation. The university’s success rate at preparing students who gain admission to professional schools is outstanding. Previous students have gone on to attend Northwestern Health Sciences University, Palmer College of Chiropractic and Life University.
Admission requirements and prerequisites vary considerably depending on what chiropractic school you are considering, so it is important to check for specific requirements. In general, students interested in a career in chiropractic will focus on these topics during their undergraduate career:
- Biology (inorganic and organic)
Learn more about pre-chiropractic in the UWEC course catalog.
A few majors that would best support a chiropractor career include: