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Weekend Intensive Science Courses

The weekend intensive science courses provide an accelerated alternative designed to fulfill the Health Science prerequisite courses for pre-nursing, pre-med, pre-dental, and pre-chiropractic programs of study, as well as physical therapy and other related Health Science fields.*

Each of these provides 6 quarter units (4 semester units) of credit and includes a lab component. A course is completed over four (4) weekends, with classes held on Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at:

       Palmer College of Chiropractic
       90 East Tasman Drive
       San Jose, CA 95134-1617.

The upcoming schedule of courses , along with an overview of the courses and a list of required course textbooks, are available under 'Related Downloads' on the right side.

For location details and nearby hotel information, see 'Related Downloads' on the right side.

Tuition and Fees
The tuition per course is $1,500.  In addition, a materials fee of  $60 applies to each course.  Please see the registration form for complete explanation of fees and refund policy.

Financial Aid
Financial aid is available. To apply, students must submit the appropriate JFK University Supplemental Financial Aid form to the University Financial Aid office, as well as complete their FAFSA online. The forms are available for download here.  For more information, contact Financial Aid at finaid@jfku.edu or call 925.969.3385.

Application/Registration
Individuals interested in applying for the weekend science courses must submit:

  • both a completed Application and Registration form (see 'Related Downloads' for the forms)
  • transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • a non-refundable $40 application fee.

*NOTE: Individuals should consult with the community college or college program in which they are enrolled or are applying to confirm acceptance.