§73.1 Professional study of chiropractic
- To meet the professional education requirement, the applicant shall present evidence of the completion of not less than 90 semester hours of preprofessional postsecondary education, with a GPA of not less than 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or its substantial equivalent as determined by the department and a minimum of 24 semester hours in life and physical science courses, which may include, but is not limited to, courses in general biology, human anatomy, physiology, general chemistry, biochemistry, physics, biomechanics and kinesiology. At least half of these courses shall include a laboratory component. The applicant shall also present evidence of a program of chiropractic education consisting of either:
- the completion of a program of chiropractic education of not less than four academic years, or the equivalent thereof, registered by the department or accredited by an accrediting organization acceptable to the department; or
- the completion of not less than four academic years of chiropractic education satisfactory to the department, culminating in a degree, diploma or certificate in chiropractic recognized by the appropriate civil authorities of the country in which the school is located as acceptable for entry into practice in such country. To satisfy the professional study requirements pursuant to this paragraph, the applicant shall also complete not less than two academic years of study satisfactory to the department in a registered or accredited chiropractic school program, including such subjects as may be necessary for certification by such program that the candidate is prepared to enter the New York State chiropractic licensing examination.
- An applicant who lacks not more than 30 semester hours of the preprofessional postsecondary education required in subdivision (a) of this section may satisfy such requirement by providing evidence acceptable to the department of the following experience completed after earning a degree in chiropractic:
- an internship acceptable to the department; or
- graduate study acceptable to the department.
- Courses failed in a school of chiropractic, for which credit has been granted toward meeting the requirements of another school of chiropractic may not be counted toward meeting the requirements of this Part.
- A program of chiropractic education shall be considered completed upon certification of completion by the school in which such program was taken and proof that the applicant has been awarded the appropriate chiropractic degree, diploma or certificate.