Sports Medicine and Chiropractic Career Tracks

I am currently researching different career paths for Sports Medicine and Chiropractors and am looking at different degree plans and admission requirements from the following schools:

  • SHSU
  • Texas Chiropractic College
  • University of Houston Clear Lake
  • Texas Women’s University

I am almost certain that I plan to apply to the Texas Chiropractic College and dual study at UH-Clear Lake.  I am very interested in TCC’s Doctor of Chiropractic and UH’s Master of Science in Fitness and Human Performance.

To apply at TCC:

Complete an application and $50 fee, ALL official transcripts, 2 recommendation forms, and a 2-3 page personal essay (12-point font, double-spaced and 1-inch margins) on why you’ve chosen a chiropractic career and why you want to attend TCC specifically.  Possible candidate for admissions interview.

TCC Prerequisites:

A minimum of 90 semester credit hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher, within the 90 minimum credit hours, students must have at least 24 hours of life/physical sciences (See suggested courses below,) half of the life/physical sciences must ahve corresponding laboratory work, students must have a well-rounded education in the social sciences and humanities.

Suggested Life and Physical Sciences:

General Biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Zoology, General or Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, Bio-mechanics, Exercise Physiology.  Coursework in Kinesiology and Exercise Science will be considered upon evaluation of a course description.  Of the 24 hours of life and physical sciences, half must have a substantive laboratory component.

**Houston Community College- Southeast Campus offers accelerated 8-week science courses.  For more information, contact HCC at 281-718-7056.

Sources: TCC’s website. at UHCL’s webiste.

It looks like 3 1/2 years at TCC and 30 more graduate hours at UHCL.  Hmm, my only question is when the classes are offered and is it possible to continue working full time.


It’s never too late to do what you should have done.  It’s never too late to go back to school, or change career paths.

I guess I’d have to finish my undergraduate degree and take prerequisite “leveling”classes for entry with a 3.0 gpa.  Then, possibly look at taking a different job so that I could go to school.  In the mean time I need to be saving money, and studying and working harder to finish my undergraduate degree.  I could possibly work as a personal trainer!



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