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Prerequisites for Admission to ND and DC Programs

Students are expected to have completed a total of 24 credit hours in life and physical science coursework before entering the chiropractic or naturopathic programs.

The 24 credits of life and physical science coursework should include both lecture and laboratory components in each of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • General Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

Additional coursework is recommended, but not required for admission:

  • Anatomy (human or comparative)
  • Biochemistry

All courses must be taken at an accredited institution and must be transferable at the baccalaureate level. All courses must be completed with a “C” grade (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher. A grade of “C-” is not satisfactory unless it is equivalent to a 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.

Please contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-826-6285 or for more detailed information on required prerequisites.

Degree and GPA Requirements

Students will be required to have a baccalaureate degree and a minimum GPA of 3.00. Those between a 2.75 and 2.99 may be considered for admission under an Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP).

Technical Standards

In addition, students must read and understand the technical standards for their respective program.

Academic Options

Students who have completed their baccalaureate degree but fall short of the required science credit hours to meet National University admission requirements, may enroll in the Prerequisite Program.

Students who have not completed their baccalaureate degree may enroll in the NUHS Bachelor of Biomedical Science Degree completion program. It is designed for students with a two-year/associate’s degree or 60 semester hours of general education credits, who wish to earn a bachelor’s degree to prepare for a career in science or health care.

Students who are in the process of completing the above prerequisites at another institution are still welcome and encouraged to apply. Please contact the Office of Admissions at 1-800-826-6285 or to speak with an Admissions Counselor regarding admission.