Pre-Chiropractic Program – Logan University

Since its founding in 1935, Logan University has provided chiropractic education with its flagship Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree at its campus in Chesterfield, Mo.

Your preparation for study at Logan University can begin at PennWest California with our “3+3” dual degree program. In PennWest California’s pre-professional biology program, you’ll earn a bachelor of science degree in biology in three years, while transitioning into the D.C. program for just over two years of study at Logan University. 

Earning both the B.S. and D.C. degrees will ensure that you have maximum flexibility as you begin your career.

Employment of chiropractors is projected to grow 12% through 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for chiropractors was $68,640 in May 2017.

Graduates with a D.C. degree from Logan are prepared for career opportunities as solo practitioners or members of a group practice, as sports team or corporate chiropractors, or as chiropractic educators or researchers.

Your Academic Pathway

At Logan, your study in the D.C. program will follow an evidence-informed, outcomes-based curriculum. You’ll begin by building an understanding of science through basic foundational classes such as anatomy, biochemistry and physiology. You’ll also take courses to focus on the principles of chiropractic and the fundamentals of diagnostic imaging. 

Logan students engage in hands-on, faculty-guided, clinical methods training to integrate classroom learning with real world applications.

Students enter into Logan’s Student Clinic where they begin to learn how to treat patients. Chiropractic students treat other students and student family members under the supervision of faculty clinicians who guide them through the process of treating patients. 

Logan’s five outpatient health centers are where students become chiropractic interns and treat members of the public under the supervision of faculty clinicians. The Health Center Practicum is a one-year course that exposes students to a variety of patient encounters and cases. 

Interns also may participate in rotations at a variety of health centers offering chiropractic care to diverse audiences including veterans, physically disabled people, and members of the homeless and underinsured populations. Current intern relationships include:

  • Affinia Healthcare: This large, community health center system in St. Louis offers services to patients who are underinsured or uninsured. Logan interns provide chiropractic care in an integrated setting.
  • Harris-Stowe University: At this historically black university, interns under the direction of a Logan clinician treat elite student athletes weekly.
  • Mercy Hospital JFK Clinic: This clinic serves the health needs of individuals who are uninsured or underinsured and whose income falls within federal poverty guidelines.
  • Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers: Logan University is the only chiropractic college to have interns and clinicians working with patients in an integrated setting within a federally qualified health center.
  • Paraquad: The mission of this nonprofit organization is to empower people with disabilities to increase their independence through choice and opportunity. Logan operates a clinic for patrons of Paraquad three days a week.
  • Scott Air Force Base: Logan interns and an overseeing clinician care for military patients at SAFB, located in Illinois, a 25-minute drive from downtown St. Louis.
  • Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville: Logan interns provide chiropractic care for the student athletes at this NCAA Division 1 school located in Edwardsville, Ill.
  • University of Missouri (Mizzou): Logan operates a clinic in Memorial Stadium at the University of Missouri in Columbia and offers chiropractic care for all Mizzou athletes.
  • Veterans Administration Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks: Located in south St. Louis County, Logan interns offer chiropractic care to veterans multiple days per week. 

Get your start in the dynamic chiropractic field: Move toward your Doctor of Chiropractic degree at Logan University with PennWest California’s dual degree program.  Apply now!   

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Chiropractic Dual Degree

Comprehensive. Cost-effective.

PennWest California’s exceptional “3+3” dual degree program enables students to earn a bachelor’s degree in biology while transitioning into the Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program at one of the nation’s top three chiropractic colleges.  

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