Jun 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 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 rehabilitation of injuries and prevention of injuries for athletes, as well as, for the general population.
  • Demonstrate competence in the application of major concepts and theories associated with the rehabilitation and the prevention of injuries, as well as, the other fitness-related practices.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in verbal, nonverbal, and written format.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve problems associated with athletes and non-athletes with various injuries and in the development and administration of exercise programs designed to prevent injuries of athletes and non-athletes.
  • Engage in career development activities to prepare for graduate school (DC) 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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