Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Services
Dr. Gary Kastello, Advisor
368 Maxwell Hall (507.457.5219)
Dr. Kent Hanson, Advisor
377B Maxwell Hall (507.457.5217)
The Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences (HERS) department provides additional opportunities for a pre-chiropractic medicine major via the HERS - Exercise & Rehabilitative Sciences - Movement Science (ERMS) - BS Major . Admission into chiropractic school of medicine typically requires a bachelor’s degree. The bachelor’s degree needs to meet prerequisites for a graduate chiropractic medicine program. These prerequisites include a well-rounded offering of courses from the natural and life sciences, and movement science. Within the 120 credits needed to graduate from WSU, the Movement Science major is specifically designed to meet the prerequisites for doctor of chiropractic medicine programs. In addition to the core courses in HERS, each student is required to follow the academic focus within the major, which allows for additional coursework in chemistry and biology specific to chiropractic graduate school prerequisites. Movement Science courses and related club involvement fulfill other chiropractic graduate application requirements (GRE exam, shadowing, volunteerism, community involvement, and hands-on experiences with special populations). To declare a major in Movement Science, students must have a 3.0 or better cumulative GPA. To continue in the program of study, students must maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.
Drs. Gary Kastello and Kent Hansen are available to advise students on career opportunities in chiropractic medicine. Dr. Kastello has an MS degree in Exercise Physiology, a PhD in Biological Science, and two years of teaching experience in the Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis Physical Therapy Department. Dr. Hansen has an MS degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD in Nutritional Science.