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Chiropractor

Medicine Hat College
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Canada Medicine Hat

Chiropractic is the medical practice based on the theory that all disease results from a disruption of the functions of the nerves. The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) or vertebrae of the spine, although other areas such as joints and muscle tissue may also be the sites of nerve interference. The method of treatment is by adjustment of displaced vertebrae. The chiropractor seeks to relieve the pressure on the nerves, thereby removing the cause of some specific ailment. Massage and manipulation by hand, exercise, and the application of heat, cold, and light are some of the healing techniques used. [+]

Associate Degrees in Canada 2017. Becoming a doctor of chiropractic can give you the lifestyle you desire, and the profession is growing as more people seek natural forms of medical intervention. You can begin your doctor of chiropractic studies at Medicine Hat College and transfer on to Palmer College of Chiropractic to complete your Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractic is the medical practice based on the theory that all disease results from a disruption of the functions of the nerves. The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) or vertebrae of the spine, although other areas such as joints and muscle tissue may also be the sites of nerve interference. The method of treatment is by adjustment of displaced vertebrae. The chiropractor seeks to relieve the pressure on the nerves, thereby removing the cause of some specific ailment. Massage and manipulation by hand, exercise, and the application of heat, cold, and light are some of the healing techniques used. Medicine Hat College has a transfer agreement with the Palmer College of Chiropractic. You may take up to two years (60 credits) at Medicine Hat College prior to transferring to a university for a third year of studies. You are advised to organize your program so that you would be able to complete a degree in the faculty and major of your choice in the event that you are not accepted to the Palmer College of Chiropractic. Although it is not a prerequisite for admission, Palmer College of Chiropractic recommends you complete a bachelor degree prior to entering the Doctor of Chiropractic. Palmer College of Chiropractic has campuses in San Jose, California; Davenport, Iowa; and Port Orange, Florida. Candidates are selected based on several factors, which may include GPA, total number of credits completed, prerequisite GPA, letters of recommendation and the personal profile/essays. Personal interviews may be conducted. You are advised to start the application process one year in advance. At Medicine Hat College you will take courses including biology, organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physics, English and psychology. We encourage you to consult with a Medicine Hat College academic advisor as well as the Palmer College of Chiropractic website regarding admission requirements and course selection. Notes Admission to quota professional programs is not guaranteed and so all pre-professional students should have a back-up plan for an alternate degree program in case they are not admitted to the program of their choice. The university transfer program at Medicine Hat College provides students with a foundation to be successful in university science degrees and is made possible based on the College's participation in Campus Alberta. Admission to all university programs in Alberta is competitive and students are responsible for understanding admission and program requirements. It is essential that all university transfer Science students seek the advice of an academic advisor prior to selecting their courses, as program requirements change yearly and vary by institution. Students who are seeking an undergraduate science degree as a learning pathway to a professional program should consult with both the Medicine Hat College academic advisor and a representative from the institution they wish to attend, to ensure that they meet both the minimum requirements for admission and the competitive requirements. Students seeking advice on admission requirements using the Alberta Transfer Guide's Biological Sciences Transfer Chart (www.transferalberta.ca) should make an appointment with an academic advisor to ensure it is the best fit for their educational goals. Many Alberta post-secondary institutions have determined that a biological science student requires certain courses and credits in the first two years of the post-secondary institutions offering bachelors degrees in biological sciences by completing the specific course requirements on the chart plus additional approved option courses appearing in the Alberta Transfer Guide and meeting additional program requirements. Students will have their courses assessed on a course-by-course basis. Career Opportunities Chiropractor – Private Practitioner Associate, Partner Research Teacher/Professor Admission Requirements High School (Alberta High School Courses or equivalents with a minimum 60% average in the required courses) ELA 30-1 Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 Mature Student The following are minimum admission requirements. Please see an advisor for additional course-specific pre-requisites. ELA 30-1 Math 30-1 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 [-]