The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is an evidence-based degree that will provide you with a skills-set that qualifies you to apply to enter the professional qualification, the Master of Chiropractic Science. Graduation from the Master program is the qualification that allows registration and practice as a chiropractor in Australia and overseas.
In this degree you will develop clinical skills in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting for care. Within a patient-centered learning environment, you will develop a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures and basic therapeutic approaches to common musculoskeletal presentations such as low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headache.
You will learn to manage patients from a wellness perspective to help them achieve their optimal well-being and will incorporate nutrition, movement such as walking and exercise, and other lifestyle adaptations. You will learn the history, philosophy, principles and theories of chiropractic and relevant chiropractic psychomotor skills integrated with a knowledge of basic science.
Your practical skills will be developed within Australia's newest, state-of-the-art chiropractic learning environment, supported by work-integrated learning each term in approved clinics Australia wide. You may also enrich your learning with optional overseas mini-study tours.
|Duration||3 years full-time|
|Intake Dates||February, July*|
|Mode of Study||On-campus|
|Domestic Availability||Mackay, Distance Education|
|Work Integrated Learning||Industry Placement|
|Prerequisites||Completion of Year 12 and English (4SA) or completion of a minimum of one year tertiary study with passes or above.|
|Recommended Study||English and one of either Biology, Chemistry or Physics|
|Rank*||OP: 15 SR: 69|
|QTAC Code||Mackay 840501|
* OP/SR/ATAR details provided on this page should be used as a guide only, please check with the respective Admission Centre for the latest information www.qtac.edu.au, www.vtac.edu.au, www.uac.edu.au
‡ International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.** *July entry is available for part-time study only at CQUniversity Mackay.
Chiropractic is an evidence-based study area in which you will develop clinical skills in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting for care with common musculoskeletal presentations such as low back pain, neck and shoulder pain and headache. Chiropractors also work with their patients from a wellness perspective incorporating nutrition, movement and other lifestyle adaptations into their treatment plan.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA you are required to meet the English Language Prerequisite by:
An academic IELTS (International English Language Testing System) completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7.0 in each band and overall or a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry into) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, South Africa or USA.
The English Language Proficiency requirements may also be satisfied by (results are to be no older than 2 years from the start of term):
- Occupational test: Result of 'A' or 'B'
Completion of the Bachelor program alone does not confer any eligibility to apply for registration, to practice chiropractic, or for the graduate to describe themselves as a chiropractor. Knowledge gained and appreciation of basic techniques will support employment as an assistant in chiropractic practice, but this program is principally designed to prepare students for the masters program and subsequent professional registration as a chiropractor.
Chiropractic courses comprise work integrated learning in a range of forms including activities in chiropractic clinics, other health clinics, and mini study tours to overseas countries.
To be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) you must complete 24 courses totalling 144 units of credit. On completion of 16 courses, totalling 96 units of credit you may exit the program and be awarded the Associate Degree in Chiropractic Studies. As these programs provide strongly sequenced clinical learning to ensure the attainment of high level psychomotor skills and patient-centred clinical decision making the courses must be taken in the sequence in which they are offered.
For example courses you could study as part of the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) program please click here.
As CQUniversity is committed to providing quality, up-to-date and relevant education, please note courses are refreshed regularly and may not be an exact indication of course availability for your study. Please call 13CQUni 13 27 86 if you have specific questions regarding course information regarding your specific application.
Professional recognition is gained on completion of the full five year chiropractic program (Bachelor and Master). You will be eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor with the Chiropractors’ Board of Australia (CBA). Students commencing the Bachelor are automatically recognised by the CBA as Registered Student Chiropractors. You will also be eligible for membership of the peak professional body, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA). Students commencing the Bachelor are eligible for student membership of the CAA.