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Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) - CB77

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

Ready to start?
You can work towards your Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) now by applying for the Undergraduate Certificate in Bioscience for Chiropractic. Our undergraduate certificates are made up of four units from the bachelor, allowing you to get started this July, gain a professional qualification along the way and transition seamlessly into the bachelor degree. View the course details section below to find out more.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:69 ATAR:69

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Mackay

RECOMMENDED STUDY

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

CRICOS

075757A

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 and 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.

Core Units 24 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

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.

YOUR CHIROPRACTIC CAREER
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is the first stage of a two-part study sequence. After completing this course, you can continue onto the Master of Clinical Chiropractic. You are required to complete both courses to achieve full registration as a chiropractor with the Chiropractic Board of Australia. Our industry-relevant Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) develops your capabilities in a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures, along with basic therapeutic approaches to common musculoskeletal presentations.

On successful completion, you will have the knowledge and an appreciation of basic techniques enabling you to pursue employment opportunities as an assistant in chiropractic practice. The Master of Clinical Chiropractic enables you to complete the educational requirement for accreditation as a professional chiropractor. As a professional chiropractor, you may practise in private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and other allied health fields. <

INDUSTRY RELEVANT COURSES
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Master of Clinical Chiropractic provide you with a five-year pathway towards a career as a professional chiropractor. Accredited by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, upon completion of these two courses, you will meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia to apply for registration as a chiropractor in all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand. You will learn from experienced lecturers who are accredited chiropractors or have recent practitioner experience. The diverse practising backgrounds of our teaching team provide you with a range of chiropractic perspectives that you can draw on throughout your career.

EASILY ACCESSIBLE LOCATIONS
CQUniversity Chiropractic courses are available at our Brisbane CBD location, easily accessible and located close to transport hubs, and at our Mackay Ooralea campus.

REAL-WORLD OPPORTUNITIES
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) prepares you with the fundamental skills and knowledge so that you can progress into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic and begin your practical placements.

Within the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will complete six clinical placements, one scheduled for each term of your studies. You will have the opportunity to train with real clients in authentic scenarios. This allows you to apply your discipline knowledge to these real scenarios and clients so that you graduate work-ready.

Your clinical experience will also build your industry connections and networks. In your first year of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will complete a total of 280 hours of clinical placement over your three terms of study. In your final year, you will complete more than 500 hours of clinical placement across your three terms of study. You will complete these placements in our purpose-built chiropractic labs in Mackay and Brisbane and other chiropractic settings. This provides you with opportunities to work in a range of clinical settings, experience the unique ways that each clinic runs their practice and build valuable connections with industry.

GLOBAL EXPERIENCES
As a chiropractic student at CQUniversity, your experience can be global, by choosing to participate in an international activity that will allow you to travel overseas and use your skills and knowledge to help those in need. The global experiences available to our chiropractic students do change based on the needs of the different communities that we work with. Experiences our students have recently participated in are:

  • Global Peace Network participant in Tanzania as a rehabilitation clinic volunteer (2020).
  • Clinical practicum in Vanuatu with Island Spirit Health (2018).
  • Participation in the World Congress of Chiropractic Students forums in California (2017), Johannesburg (2018), Brisbane (2019).

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane Mackay
Term 1 - 2022Brisbane Mackay
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.

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.

Students who select to study some units via distance may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.
Entry scores are not applicable for this course.

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.

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.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.


Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

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

Knowledge gained, and the appreciation of basic techniques, will support employment as an assistant in chiropractic practice. The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) also prepares students for Masters courses and subsequent CBA (Chiropractic Board of Australia) registration.

The course seeks accreditation from the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA) - All enrolled students will be registered by the Australian Health Practitioner's Registration Agency (AHPRA)

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.

QueenslandMKY: 840501; BNE: 880501
New South WalesSYD: 160181

If you apply via a Tertiary Admissions Centre (TAC) listed under 'How to Apply', please use the relevant TAC code listed above to complete your application.

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

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I love exercising and really value the human body and its incredible potential. I am greatly satisfied with my decision to study at CQUni! 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)