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Chiropractic

A dual-degree agreement between Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) and Palmer College of Chiropractic (PCC) provides students an opportunity to obtain both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology or sport and exercise science from WLC and a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree from PCC in just six and one-third years.

  • Chiropractors (Doctors of Chiropractic Medicine) manage patients’ health concerns such as neck or back pain using spinal adjustments and manipulation. Chiropractors typically possess a four-year undergraduate degree in biology, sport and exercise science, or related discipline, as well as three to four years of professional school. Some chiropractors specialize in areas such as rehabilitation, nutrition, or sports medicine. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of jobs for chiropractors is expected to grow faster than average during the next ten years. 

    3+3.3 Dual-Degree Chiropractic Program

    This partnership between Wisconsin Lutheran College and Palmer College of Chiropractic provides a direct route for WLC students to gain admission to Palmer College and efficiently complete their D.C. degree in six and one-third years, nearly one year earlier than typical.

    Learn more about the Palmer College of Chiropractic

    The Palmer College of Chiropractic was founded in 1897, making it the first College of Chiropractic in the world. The main campus of PCC is located in Davenport, IA, but there are satellite campuses in San Jose, CA and Port Orange, FL. The Palmer College of Chiropractic is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Chiropractic Education and regionally through the Higher Learning Commission. Enrollment at the three campuses combined is nearly 2,200 students, making it the largest chiropractic school in the world. Palmer also has the best funded and most published research effort in chiropractic studies.

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    Students interested in the 3+3 dual-degree program in chiropractic are encouraged to request more information and schedule a personal visit to campus to meet with an admissions counselor and health sciences faculty member. Incoming freshmen will work closely with their admissions counselor and faculty advisors to ensure an efficient academic progression plan for earning a D.C. degree. For more information about this program, please contact Dr. Rob Balza.