Doctors of chiropractic medicine focus on the relationship between the nervous system and the body as a whole. Since the majority of the body’s organs are connected by nerves that enter or leave the spine, chiropractic practice places emphasis on the correct structure and function of the spine and body joints as a way to heal. As a chiropractor, you will be able to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, like back and neck pain, headaches and joint pain. Without using drugs or surgery, you will use spinal adjustments to correct misalignments and restore proper function to the nervous system. 

The pre-chiropractic program at Concordia Nebraska will help you gain the necessary background you need to continue your studies to become a chiropractor. You will gain hands-on, experiential instruction in human anatomy, biology and physics. If you want a career in non-invasive medicine, helping heal patients holistically and naturally, pre-chiropractic may be the right fit for you! 

Pre-Chiropractic Courses

42 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1
15:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

Restore proper function to the nervous system! 

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Program Highlights


At Concordia University, Nebraska, you will gain a strong foundation in the natural and social sciences as part of a well-rounded liberal arts education, so you are prepared to continue your education in chiropractic medicine. While studying pre-chiropractic at Concordia, you will participate in service-learning opportunities on campus and in the local community, working with Nebraska Special Olympics athletes, interning at various health facilities and collaborating with local high schools to promote physical education and an active, healthy lifestyle. You will also have the opportunity to study abroad with health mission trips to places like Guatemala and Belize. 


Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A pre-chiropractic program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Correctly apply fundamental movement principles and demonstrate an applied understanding of the form and function of the human body. 
  • Critically evaluate human movement and chiropractic research. 
  • Use qualitative and quantitative reasoning and evidence, synthesize information from a variety of origins to methodically and systematically solve problems in human movement. 
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with lay and professional audiences. 

Career Outcomes


  • Use hands-on spinal manipulation to properly align the body’s musculoskeletal structure to help the body heal itself without surgery or medication 
  • Restore your patients’ mobility, offer pain relief and become healthier 


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