Admission Requirements

Are you ready to apply for admission to Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC)? Whether you are interested in our Doctor of Chiropractic program, are considering an associate degree from the College of Health Sciences, or are somewhere else on your journey, this page will help you learn about the prerequisite courses and other requirements for admission. 

We’re glad you’re considering a career in chiropractic or the health sciences. To begin your journey, you should apply for admission as soon as possible so your admissions advisor can assist in selecting any prerequisite courses you may need for your program. You may be able to complete these classes during your first trimester, depending on your program. 

If you have completed some college or have decided to change your major, we can help you revise your academic plan. 

Are you ready to be the difference in healthcare? If so, start your journey now by selecting the program and path that fits you best! 

Doctor of Chiropractic Requirements 

Our Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) program prerequisite courses comply with the standards, policies, and guidelines of the Council on Chiropractic Education. 

Admission to the D.C. program requires students to have earned 90 semester hours with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The 90 hours will include a minimum of 24 semester hours in the life and physical sciences, half of which courses must have a substantive laboratory component. 

Candidates who have a cumulative grade point average less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may apply for admission consideration under the Alternative Admissions Track Plan (AATP). Students admitted under the AATP will work closely with the learning specialist and the Office of Academic Support and Access Services to optimize their opportunity for success. No student who has a cumulative grade point average of less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale can be accepted for admission into the D.C. program. 

Successful candidates for the D.C. program will have completed a well-rounded undergraduate general education program of study, along with preparatory life and physical science courses. 

Strongly recommended minimum coursework prior to entry into the D.C. program will include among the sciences: 

  • 8 hours of chemistry (other than introductory-level courses) with lab, and at least one organic chemistry course 
  • 12 hours of life and/or physical sciences, which will include biology with lab 
  • Preferred sciences include biomechanics, kinesiology, anatomy, physiology, and exercise physiology 

Strongly recommended minimum general education courses will include: 

  • 6 hours of English and communication skills, including at least one English composition course 
  • 3 hours of psychology, plus 12 hours of additional social sciences and humanities courses 

Preference will be given to candidates for the D.C. program who have completed the recommended coursework listed above. Once you apply, an admissions advisor will answer your questions about prerequisite courses, financial aid, and more.

Master of Science in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance Program Requirements

To apply for admission to the M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance program, you must: 

  • Apply to the program and pay the non-refundable application fee. 
  • Submit official transcripts showing ONE of the following: 
  • An earned Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale that satisfies one of the following prerequisite options: 
  • Major in exercise science or a closely related field 
  • Major in a related field that includes coursework in the following areas: anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, nutrition, or applied kinesiology/biomechanics 
  • Successful completion of the first three trimesters of the CUKC doctor of chiropractic program with a minimum 3.0 earned cumulative GPA 
  • Write a professional statement addressing the reason for pursuing the program, as well as your interests and goals. 

Once you apply, an admissions advisor will answer your questions about prerequisite courses, financial aid, and more.

Master of Science in Health Education and Promotion Program Requirements

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To apply for admission to our M.S. in Health Education and Promotion program, you must: 

  • Submit a formal online application to the program, along with the non-refundable application fee. 
  • Successfully complete a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • Include a professional resume, with references, and a professional statement. 
  • Submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions. 
  • Pay a non-refundable tuition deposit, which is credited to the tuition for your first academic term, within 60 days after being accepted into the program. 

Once you apply, an admissions advisor will answer your questions about prerequisite courses, financial aid, and more.

Bachelor of Science Program Requirements

To apply for admission to our B.S. in Human Biology or B.S. in Exercise Science programs, you must: 

  • Complete a formal online application to the program and provide the non-refundable application fee. 
  • Submit your official high school transcript showing a graduation date and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. (A GED credential certification or verification from an accredited appropriate home school agency will also satisfy this requirement.) If you are currently in high school, you may submit your transcript for the first term of your junior year. A final official transcript must be submitted after graduation but before starting at CUKC. 
  • Submit official post-secondary transcript(s) if you have completed college credits. If you have more than 24 college credits you are not required to submit high school transcripts. Your cumulative college grade point average should be a minimum of 2.0. 
  • Pay a non-refundable tuition deposit, which is credited to the tuition for your first academic term, within 60 days after being accepted into the program. 

Once you apply, an admissions advisor will answer your questions about prerequisite courses, financial aid, and more.

Graduate Certificates in Sports Performance and Workplace Health Promotion 

Our graduate Certificate in Sports Performance is a 12-credit-hour program offered online in 8-week modules, with three opportunities to start every year.  

Applicants for all graduate certificate programs must meet the application requirements for the M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance degree program: 

  • Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • A professional philosophy statement – including your interest and goals. 

Current chiropractic students may apply after successful completion of the first three trimesters of the CUKC D.C. program, or equivalent coursework from another Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE)-accredited program. 

Associate of Applied of Science Program Requirements 

To apply for admission to our A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology program, you must: 

  • Complete a formal online application to the program, along with the non-refundable application fee. 
  • Submit your official high school transcript showing a graduation date and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. (A GED credential certification or verification from an accredited appropriate home school agency will also satisfy this requirement.) If you are currently in high school, you may submit your transcript for the first term of your junior year. A final official transcript must be submitted after graduation but before starting at CUKC. 
  • Submit official post-secondary transcript(s) if you have completed college credits. If you have more than 24 college credits you are not required to submit high school transcripts. Your cumulative college grade point average should be a minimum of 2.0. 
  • Pay a non-refundable tuition deposit, which is credited to the tuition for your first academic term, within 60 days after being accepted into the program. 

Prior to Starting the Professional Part of the Program, the Following Are Required: 

  • Complete 24 credit hours of designated general education coursework. Must complete math and science courses with a “B” or better and all general education courses with a “C” or better. 
  • Submit a completed Disclosure Packet. 
  • Successfully complete entrance assessments. 
  • Participate in an information session / advisory meeting. 
  • Register with the University’s document management system. 
  • Register with the State of Missouri DHSS Family Care Safety Registry. 
  • Complete the required drug screenings and background checks. 
  • Complete all academic program documents that require signatures. 
  • Attend a program orientation. 

Once you apply, an admissions advisor will answer your questions about prerequisite courses, financial aid, and more.

Associate of Arts Program Requirements  

To apply for admission to our A.A. in Biological Sciences program, you must: 

  • Complete a formal online application to the program, along with the non-refundable application fee. 
  • Submit your official high school transcript showing a graduation date and a minimum grade point average of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale. (A GED credential certification or verification from an accredited appropriate home school agency will also satisfy this requirement.) If you are currently in high school, you may submit your transcript for the first term of your junior year. A final official transcript must be submitted after graduation but before starting at CUKC. 
  • Submit official post-secondary transcript(s) if you have completed college credits. If you have more than 24 college credits you are not required to submit high school transcripts. Your cumulative college grade point average should be a minimum of 2.0. 
  • Pay a non-refundable tuition deposit, which is credited to the tuition for your first academic term, within 60 days after being accepted into the program. 

Once you apply, an admissions advisor will answer your questions about prerequisite courses, financial aid, and more.

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