As a prospective chiropractic student, you’ll have a ton of questions. Here are the most likely “top 5” questions you’ll want answered.
1. What is the average class size?
The class sizes vary depending on when you start the programs. Summer is generally a smaller class than in the fall and spring. However, if you start in the fall, one of the bigger classes, the amount of students ranges between 40-50 students. The class sizes at the College of Chiropractic at Cleveland University-Kansas City are pretty small, which allows for a 12:1 student-to-teacher ratio.
2. Can you balance work with school?
Some chiropractic students work while going to school, but most want to focus on school for the time being. With that being said, if you are a highly organized person, the ability to work is possible.
You can always check into the federal work-study program, which focuses on jobs available around campus. This way you can earn some money and stay on campus. Most jobs are clerical in nature, so you can study after a day of working.
3. I am married; is graduate school possible?
Many have done it, and some with a child or two. The main thing is to discuss it with your partner and let them know that graduate school is demanding. There will be weekends where you want to go out and do stuff, but you have to find a balance between your social life and studying. As long as you have a sound support system, anything is possible.
4. What are the hardest classes?
Typically, biochemistry is a challenging course. Other hard courses are your cadaver labs, nutrition, and cardiovascular/pulmonary physiology.
However, chiropractic students have a ton of student-focused resources for every class. You’ll just need to use them. Some examples include
5. How do you choose a chiropractic student?
Of course, the high board scores, small class sizes and the location of the school are high on the priority list, but the culture and feel of the campus are what grabs the attention of many chiropractic students.
Points of distinction might include:
Becoming a Chiropractor at CUKC
Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is a private, nonprofit, healthcare-focused university specializing in the chiropractic and health sciences. Our chiropractic history started in 1922, and today, more than one out of every 10 chiropractors in the United States have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from our College of Chiropractic.
The CUKC campus is in Overland Park, Kansas, a Kansas City area suburb of 190,000 people. Overland Park is recognized for its livability, family friendliness, and affordability.
CUKC also offers a B.S. in Human Biology degree, which you can use as a springboard into the College of Chiropractic. This bachelor’s degree coursework is tailor-made for those who plan to pursue the Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Some CUKC students even choose a concurrent B.S./Chiropractic degree (Doctor of Chiropractic) program that can reduce the amount of time in school.
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