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College of Arts & Sciences

Chiropractic Science


Dr. Erin Holt

Associate Professor of Exercise Science, Department Chair

Department of Applied Health Sciences

3+3 Doctorate of Chiropractic Science


Your future faster.

The chiropractic science program allows academically talented and highly motivated exercise science students at Baker to matriculate to the chiropractic program at Cleveland University-Kansas City after three years.


A Step Ahead

“Cleveland’s academic leadership joins with me in celebrating this articulation agreement, as we have had many of Baker’s exercise science graduates enroll and thrive in the Cleveland Doctor of Chiropractic program. These Baker students come well prepared in the prerequisite sciences, and bring a true appreciation of the importance of proper exercise and joint biomechanics that is so fundamental to chiropractic practice and patient management.”

—Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, CUKC president and grandson of the founders

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BAKER + Chiropractic School

The 3+3 model was developed to allow these students to enter the job market earlier after completing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Baker and a Doctor of Chiropractic from CUKC in six years as opposed to the traditional seven years. Students will also develop relationships with CUKC professors during their undergraduate experience at Baker. The program reduces the students’ total education costs.

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Chiropractic students demonstrating muscle placement on each other

Exceptional Experience



Baker’s pre-chiropractic advisor will identify candidates early in their Baker career. Students will participate in activities sponsored by Cleveland University-Kansas City and Baker in preparation for the Doctor of Chiropractic program.

BAKER + Chiropractic School

Baker’s liberal arts curriculum develops essential skills for anyone entering the chiropractic profession. Students are able to participate in study abroad programs, summer-long or semester-long externships, and other clinical opportunities that enhance chiropractic science expertise and workplace readiness. Cleveland University faculty and staff will develop mentor relationships with chiropractic science students still attending classes on Baker’s campus.


The Department of Behavioral and Health Sciences gives these awards with financial prizes to be applied to the following year’s tuition:

  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Psychology
  • Mildred Hunt Riddle Departmental Recognition Scholarship for Exercise Science
  • Benjamin A. Gessner Award
  • Thomas G. Manson and Frances B. Manson Scholarship
  • Robert L. Miller Scholarship
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Chiropractic Course Descriptions

Chiropractic Advisor

Your advisor will point you toward undergraduate courses that will prepare you for chiropractic science school, suggest internship possibilities, and provide guidance as you go through the application process.

Dr. Erin Holt

Chair of Applied Health Sciences Department, Associate Professor of Applied Health Sciences

B.A. Park University, M.A. Southeast Missouri State, Ed.D. Delta State University

Office: Mabee Hall 405

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