Jan 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Exercise Science / Pre-Chiropractic, B.S.

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The Exercise Science/Pre-Chiropractic major prepares students for graduate school, particularly those students who are interested in pursuing a Doctor of Chiropractic degree program.

Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in these courses: BI210, BI21, CH130, CH131, CH230, MA205, PY101, PC120, SE110, SE203, SE205, SE302, and SE304.

Students are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher by the end of their sophomore year to remain in Pre-Chiropractic curriculum.

Completing this degree program will enable students to:

  • Understand professional ethics and social responsibility as it relates to the development of exercise programs for the purpose of preparing athletes for optimal sport performance.
  • Demonstrate competence in the application of major concepts and theories associated with the preparation of athletes for sport related activities.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in verbal, nonverbal, and written format.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems associated with preparation of sport performance and in the development and administration of exercise programs designed to enhance sport performance.
  • Engage in career development activities to prepare for job success and/or graduate school entrance.


Core Curriculum:

In addition, all students must fulfill the college’s core curriculum  requirements and meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.  The First Year Experience (FYE) Seminar  is a requirement for all first-year students.


Additional internship opportunities in Chiropractic (SE410) may be recommended.

SE elective recommendations include BI 120, BI 330, CH 231 and PC 121.

Saint Joseph’s College has an articulation agreement with New York Chiropractic College for graduate work.  Speak with your academic advisor for more details.


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