Chiropractic uses a wide variety of techniques and approaches to relieve pain, increase mobility and optimize performance through safe and effective spinal adjustments and manipulation. It emphasizes the interrelatedness of the body parts as a whole system, but especially as they relate to the functions of the nervous system. Since the majority of the body's organs are connected by nerves that enter or leave the spine, chiropractic practice places emphasis on the correct structure and function of the spine and the body joints.

Chiropractors consider themselves to be primary care providers - persons who are a point of first contact with a person seeking relief from some malfunction.


Plan Your Path to Chiropractic School

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  1. Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to create a comprehensive academic and co-curricular plan
  2. Research application requirements
    • See school websites for any specific application requirements which may vary by chiropractic school
    • Meet with a representative of the chiropractic program for specific questions and guidance
  3. Apply through each chiropractic school’s website. A list of schools can be found at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges website.

Suggested Academic Preparation

  • Bachelor’s degree – not required by all programs and any UNL major is a great option
  • Completion of pre-requisite courses
  • Competitive academic record
    • GPA in both science and non-science courses

Local Professional Schools

There are no chiropractic schools in Nebraska. However, you can research chiropractic programs at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges website.

Current students: Meet with a Pre-Health advisor to talk more about your Pre-Health goals.

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