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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.

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STUDY MODES

On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:14 SR:70 ATAR:67.95

RANK THRESHOLD

SR:69 ATAR:69

UNITS/CREDITS

24/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Mackay

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Biology, Chemistry or Physics

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.

Why Study Chiropractic Science at CQUniversity?

Innovative Course Structure
The 5 year CQUniversity study pathway to becoming a registered chiropractor in Australia involves a three year Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) followed by a two year Master of Chiropractic Science. This innovative course structure combines undergraduate and postgraduate study reflecting the advanced learnings that you acquire as you progress in your chiropractic studies at CQUniversity and equips you with the skills to graduate work-ready for your chiropractic career.

Easily Accessible Locations
CQUniversity Chiropractic courses are available at our CBD locations in Brisbane and Sydney. These campuses are located close to transport hubs and are easily accessible. The course is also available at our Mackay Ooralea campus.

Work Integrated Learning
CQUniversity's chiropractic course features work-integrated learning, which involves hands-on learning in our purpose-built chiropractic labs at all our locations. Students are also required to undertake clinical placements where they will spend time with a practising chiropractor to demonstrate a greater level of cognition and understanding of clinical practice.

Global Perspective
CQUniversity chiropractic courses are staffed by chiropractors who have practised in various locations across the world, which provides graduates with a global perspective on chiropractic science and practice.

Core Units 24 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2021Brisbane Mackay
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
No information available at this time.
Students who select to study some units via distance may be required to attend compulsory residential schools.

Rank Threshold
SR 69 | ATAR 69.0

 A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course.

Rank Cut-Off - minimum unadjusted
OP 15 | SR 69 | ATAR 66.0

Rank Cut-Off - minimum adjusted
OP 14 | SR 71 | ATAR 68.6

The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2020. There is an unadjusted score before any adjustment schemes or factors are applied and an adjusted score if these were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2020.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2020 view our Institute Profile.

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.

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 practise as a Chiropractor and describe yourself as a Chiropractor.

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.

QueenslandBNE: 880501; MKY: 840501
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.

QUALITY EDUCATION, WHEREVER YOU ARE
Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

WIDE CHOICE OF STUDY AREAS

Select from allied health, accounting, aviation, business, digital media, education, engineering, hospitality, human resource management, information systems and technology, management, nursing, psychology, science, tourism, transport and safety sciences, social innovation and more to suit your personal interests and career goals.

EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT 
CQUniversity's strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with a disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

ONLINE STUDY 

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences. Benefit from the flexibility to study online in your home country.

GRADUATE WORK READY

Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work-integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation's best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation's most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve. 

LIFE-LONG LEARNING

You will have the opportunity to gain crucial life-long learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. You will be able to apply these skills to a range of employment opportunities and life situations.

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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