Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

Duration3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Location
Brisbane
Next start termTerm 1, 2024
Study modeOn Campus
Course codeCB77
CRICOS075757A
First-year fee
A$38,820 ifyf
A Bachelor of Science - Chiropractic student, practicing with the guidance of a qualified supervisor

Overview

Study the Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and equip yourself with skills that will kick-start your journey towards a career as a Chiropractor.

The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is an evidence-based degree designed to provide you with the qualification needed to apply to enter the professional qualification, the Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

Graduation from the Master of Clinical Chiropractic course renders you eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor in Australia and overseas.

During your studies, you will develop clinical skills to become confident in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting for care. You will learn the history, philosophy, principles and theories of chiropractic from a contemporary perspective.

The course has a strong focus on nutrition, rehabilitation and other lifestyle adaptations designed to optimise musculoskeletal health. Within a patient-centred learning environment, you will develop a range of patient assessment procedures and therapeutic approaches designed to manage common musculoskeletal issues.

Within a patient-centred learning environment, you will develop a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures and basic therapeutic approaches to common musculoskeletal issues such as low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headache.

Learn within Australia's newest state-of-the-art chiropractic learning environment and undertake work-integrated learning in clinics to further enhance your practical experience and employability so you graduate confident, competent and work-ready.

Study experience

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    I love exercising and value the human body and its incredible potential. I am greatly satisfied with my decision to study at CQU. The learning experience is very pleasant. Being part of a small class, the tutor is fully available for any clarification about the theory and the practical techniques.

    Riccardo Mura

    Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic), Italy

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) provides you with knowledge and an appreciation of basic techniques enabling you to pursue employment opportunities as an assistant in chiropractic practice.

This course is the ideal pathway into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic. Upon completion of the masters course, you will be eligible to apply for registration to practice as a Chiropractor and describe yourself as a Chiropractor.

Structure & Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 24 core units. As this course provides strongly sequenced clinical learning to ensure the attainment of high-level psychomotor skills and patient-centred clinical decision making the units must be taken in the sequence in which they are offered.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

On-Campus Availability

IntakeLocations
Term 1, 2024Brisbane
Term 1, 2025Brisbane

Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

Students who select to study some units via distance may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

You are required to undertake work-integrated learning in a range of forms including activities in chiropractic clinics, other health clinics and optional mini study tours overseas.

Requirements

Recommended study

It is recommended that potential applicants also complete either Biology or Chemistry to a Yr 12 level.

Entry Requirements

English (Units 3 & 4, C) or equivalent

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:

        · A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

        · Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0

Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

        · An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 with           a minimum 7.0 in each subset; or

        · An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components;

        · or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBt - 94 or better overall and no score less than 24 for               listening and reading, 27 for writing, and 23 for speaking; or

        · Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 65 with no sub-score less           than 65.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Chiropractic students’ English language skills are directly aligned with the requirements of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Health requirements will be applicable should students progress to CC71 Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

Security requirements will be applicable should students progress to CC71 Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

Other compulsory requirements will be applicable should students progress to CC71 Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

You will have to meet this course's inherent requirements by demonstrating essential skills and attributes.

Fees & Scholarships

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
International Indicative First Term FeeA$19,140
International Indicative First Year FeeA$38,820

Please note the following important information:

  • Fees are in Australian dollars (A$).
  • Fees are indicative only and do not cover additional costs such as textbooks, accommodation, visa applications, OSHC, general living etc.
  • Fees are based on a full-time study load and the final fee payable will be determined by your selection of units and if any credit was awarded for recognition of prior learning.
  • The University reserves the right to amend fees at any time during the course. Fees are reviewed yearly and may increase in the following year to enable CQUniversity to continue to provide quality services and facilities to students.
  • Courses are subject to change at the discretion of the University.
  • It is your responsibility to make yourself aware of the entry requirements and prerequisites of the courses you wish to undertake.
  • The typical annual fee shown provides an estimate of the tuition fees for the first year of the course in the same academic year. This estimate assumes a full-time study load of 4 units per term (based on two terms).
  • Students not on an Australian student visa can only undertake courses online from an overseas location.
  • Courses undertaken online may be studied on a full-time or part-time mode.
  • International students studying on-campus in Australia may take no more than 33 per cent of their entire course by online education, and this option cannot be taken in its entirety during a compulsory term (Term 1 and Term 2).

Please refer to our international course fees page.

We offer a range of scholarships to support international students and encourage you to apply for one that's right for you.

How to apply

Our easy to use online application system for international students will guide you through the process of applying for a course at CQUniversity Australia.