Missouri Western students interested in becoming chiropractors can begin their studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic a year earlier, thanks to a recent agreement between Missouri Western and Palmer.

Dr. Jason Baker, professor of biology who coordinated the agreement, said Missouri Western students who want to be chiropractors can now earn 90 credit hours in the biology/health science major at Missouri Western, which is approximately three years of coursework. If they meet the GPA criteria, they can then begin at Palmer, and the first year of Palmer curriculum coursework will be transferred to Missouri Western to complete the student’s bachelor’s degree.

Palmer has three locations – Davenport, Iowa, Port Orange, Florida and San Jose, California – and students can select which Palmer campus they wish to attend. Additionally, they can apply for a scholarship if they attend the Davenport location.

Missouri Western already has agreements with four Universities in the health professional field: an early matriculation agreement with Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, an early acceptance agreement with the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, an early admission agreement with University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a pre-admission agreement with the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine Bryant Scholars Program.