Davenport, Iowa – Palmer College of Chiropractic recently signed new agreements with Missouri Western State University (MWSU) in St. Joseph, Mo.; Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa; Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford, Fla.; and Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, Pa., that expand Palmer’s accelerated degree-completion pathway, the 3+1 program.
The 3+1 program enables students to complete their first year of the Doctor of Chiropractic program while they simultaneously fulfill their undergraduate degree, reducing the time and cost of degree completion. The program is now available through 53 colleges and universities across the United States.
“Offering cost-effective programs like 3+1 puts the dream of becoming a chiropractor within reach to more students,” said Erik Sellas, campus enrollment director at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s main campus in Davenport, Iowa. “These partnerships are designed to meet the educational goals of undergraduate students who are strong academically and have shown a commitment to pursuing a career in chiropractic.”
Under Palmer College’s 3+1 agreement, students must complete a minimum of 90 credit hours of study at their undergraduate institution, and then transfer to Palmer to begin the Doctor of Chiropractic program. After a student completes their first year at Palmer College, a maximum of 30 credit hours are transferred back to the participating 3+1 undergraduate institution to complete their undergraduate degree.
MWSU, Graceland University and Mount Aloysius College’s 3+1 agreements allow students to transfer to any of the three Palmer College campuses located in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose, Calif.; and Port Orange, Fla. Seminole State College is partnered with Palmer’s Florida campus only.
This program aligns with the U.S. Department of Education’s appeal to reduce the overall cost of education. To view a list of all participating 3+1 institutions, visit palmer.edu/admissions/prerequisites/educational-agreement-program.
About Palmer College of Chiropractic
Palmer College of Chiropractic, with campuses in Davenport, Iowa, San Jose, Calif., and Port Orange, Fla., is the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession.
SOURCE: Palmer College of Chiropractic