Chiropractic Medicine Option, Liberal Arts A.A.


Take the Next Step Toward the Chiropractic Medicine University Transfer Track Program

Are you interested in helping people heal without resorting to pharmaceuticals? Are you interested in the anatomy and physiology of the human body? If so, consider a career as a Chiropractor. A major worry about healthcare in the United States is the over-reliance by medical professionals on potentially dangerous medications and surgeries. As a result, there has been a boom in the field of “natural” medicine and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and Chiropractic.

As a Chiropractor, you will focus on the interactions of the muscles, bones, and the nervous system to help relieve pain and other problems which patients may have experienced for many years. The word “chiropractic” comes from the Greek word meaning “done by hand." Although many picture a Chiropractor as a “back doctor" spinal adjustment is only one of the many therapies you will use to alleviate pain and other symptoms. A modern Chiropractor has knowledge and experience with exercise science, physical therapy, electrical stimulation therapy, and even nutrition.

The goal of a Chiropractor is to repair the muscle, nerve, and bone damage that causes pain, without relying on potentially addictive and dangerous opioid medicines that mask the pain. With the Baby Boomer population getting older, and the dangers of chronic pain medication usage becoming better known, the demand for Chiropractors is increasing much faster than average. The number of Chiropractic Medicine jobs is expected to grow by 17% through 2024.

For a career in Chiropractic medicine, you do not need to earn your Bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a doctoral degree program, but you will need a strong background in the sciences, and many Chiropractic colleges expect you to have completed at least 60-80 semester hours before making application.

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Program Roadmap

Contact The Program Advisor 

Greg Robinson
Associate Professor, Biology
850-769-1551 ext 2853

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Who is eligible for the Chiropractic Medicine Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

Which Florida schools offer Chiropractic Medicine programs?

Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange and the National University of Health Sciences of St. Petersburg both offer the D.C. (Doctor of Chiropractic) degree, as does Life University in Marietta, Georgia.

Contact Gulf Coast’s Chiropractic Medicine advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a Chiropractor and whether Chiropractic medicine would be the best program for you.

Need to get a job more quickly? Consider the Physical Therapy Assistant Workforce Associate Degree Program, or check out more than 150 other programs offered at Florida’s Gulf Coast State College.

How do I apply to Chiropractic Medicine Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the Apply now  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.


Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about  scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Communications Area CH
•+*ENC1101, English I 3
+*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area
+*MAC1140, Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
+*MAC1114, Trigonometry 3
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science •+*CHM1045, General Chemistry 3
Biological Science Approved Biology 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences See General Education Requirement 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
CHM1045L, General Chemistry Lab 1
+*CHM1046, Chemistry with Qual. Analysis 3
CHM1046L, Chemistry with Qual. Anal. Lab 1
+*CHM2210, Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM2210L, Organic Chemistry I Lab 2
Approved Biology Lab 1
Approved Biology 3
Approved Biology Lab 1
•+*PHY2053, Physics I 3
+PHY2053L, Physics I Lab 1
+*PHY2054, Physics II 3
+PHY2054L, Physics II Lab 1
Elective 1



• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required. See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

@ Civic Literacy.


Department Chair

Fledia Ellis
Chair, Natural Sciences