National University of Health Sciences (NUHS) has partnered with Ball State University (BSU) to allow students to complete both an undergraduate degree and doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree in less time.
The Advanced Scholar Program is a joint recruitment and dual admission effort that creates coordinated curriculum specifically for exceptional students who maintain a 3.5 GPA or higher at BSU.
“We are excited to offer this new opportunity to BSU students interested in pursuing a chiropractic degree,” said Randy Swenson, NUHS vice president for academic services. “This program allows students to streamline their coursework, saving them both time and tuition costs. They’ll also be able to earn an income sooner.”
As part of a pre-chiropractic program at BSU, qualified students will complete three years of undergraduate study or a minimum of 90 semester credits leading toward their bachelor of science in pre-medical preparation. Students with a 3.5 GPA or higher will then start the five-year DC program at NUHS. After successful completion of all coursework in the first three trimesters at NUHS, they will be granted their bachelor degree from BSU.
“The pre-chiropractic program has a selective set of requirements here at Ball State so our students are well prepared for the rigorous medical curriculum at NUHS,” said Clare Chatot, interim associate dean of BSU’s College of Sciences and Humanities. “We are pleased to enter this mutually beneficial agreement and are looking forward to working with NUHS as we move forward.”
NUHS has created similar Advanced Scholar Programs with Elmhurst College and South Dakota State University. Collaboration agreements with other area schools are also in progress, according to Dr. Swenson.
For more information or to apply to the Advanced Scholar Program at BSU and NUHS contact 1-800-826-6285 or visit nuhs.edu.