Pre-professional studies at Mount St. Joseph University are courses of study prepared by expert faculty members that supplement your existing major and better prepare you for a career as a health professional.


Pre-professional studies offer dedicated guidance from faculty members in the Behavioral and Natural Sciences Division and Health Sciences Division to help tailor your course work so that you are better prepared to pursue an advanced degree. 


Career outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that from 2008 to 2018, 26 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy will be in the health care and social assistance industry. This industry is expected to grow by 24 percent, creating four million new jobs.



Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractors believe that health can be improved and preserved by making adjustments to structures in these systems, particularly to the spinal column.



The Mount’s pre-chiropractic area of study prepares you well for an accredited, four-year chiropractic program that will lead to a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Recommended majors for pre-chiropractic students at the Mount include chemistry, biology and biochemistry. 


Health Professions Advisory Committee

Students work with their academics advisors as well as faculty members on the Health Professions Advisory Committee to design a course of study that is best suited for their specific career goals.

News and Updates

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Additional Resources

  Faculty and Staff

Eric Johnson
Department Chair & Associate Professor

BC Charles-Liscombe
Chair, Associate Professor

  Undergraduate Tuition
  Program Requirements