About NMU's Pre-Chiropractic Program

Northern Michigan University's pre-chiropractic program is an intensive program designed to give students plenty of opportunity to fully explore the field before applying to a chiropractic program.  The program is advised by Dr. Erich Ottem.

NMU's program follows the criteria established for admission to colleges of chiropractic whose programs are in compliance with the standards, rules and guidelines of the Council on Chiropractic Education. Normally, students must have completed at least 90 semester hours, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.50.  You will be required to take 15 courses (63 credits), many of which are in biology, chemistry and physics. NMU has outstanding teaching facilities in all of these areas. The Seaborg Science Complex is one of the premier university science facilities in the Midwest. The complex is the largest academic facility on NMU's campus. It consists of the New Science Facility, opened in 2001, and the completely renovated Luther S. West Science Building and features state-of-the-art instructional equipment and technology including more than a dozen different types of scientific laboratories.

What You'll Do as a Pre-Chiropractic Student at NMU

We offer our students opportunities to participate in high-level faculty research projects another activity that is highly regarded by professional schools. You might become involved in cancer or genetics research or you might help research particles and fields theory, create lenses that mimic the gravity that bends light around planets or uncover the mysteries of the aurora borealis.

As a pre-chiropractic student at NMU, you'll have the opportunity to learn from the best. Every week, select students are invited to attend a clinical conference at the local hospital to listen to various presentations by medical experts. Every other year, we take sophomores and juniors to visit Michigan medical schools so our students become familiar with the facilities before they apply. The program is directed by an advisory board comprised of NMU faculty members and local physicians. In addition to providing professional guidance, when you apply to professional school you may request that your advisory board conduct a personal interview with you. Based on that interview, the board will prepare an evaluation letter, which they'll send to the professional school or schools of your choice.