Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
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Chiropractors recognise how the structure of the body can affect our health. They use spinal adjustments and physical manipulation to assist the body to heal.
In this degree you'll study anatomical, physiological and biomedical sciences. You'll master a range of chiropractic diagnostic and manipulative skills and undertake a clinical placement as part of your degree.
Chiropractic Science will give you a strong scientific understanding of areas such as human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, histology and pathology. Chiropractic facilities include using the Australian School of Advanced Medicine (ASAM) anatomy facilities.
- Designed to allow you entry into the Master of Chiropractic, which will fulfil your professional registration as a Chiropractor.
- Put your skills into practice with clinical placements during your degree.
- The Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic were the first professional chiropractic degrees to be offered by any public university in the world.
North Ryde (Sydney)
Session 1 (February)
Minimum course duration
3 years full-time
If you're interested in science and health and are looking to enter the Masters in Chiropractic in order to work as an accredited Chiropractor. Or if you are interested in other health care fields which utilise scientific and diagnostic knowledge.
This is a 2013 proposed fee only and is subject to change.
- Recommended: Good knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics (HSC Mathematics, HSC Chemistry, HSC Biology and HSC Physics; or international equivalents)
Introductory units and bridging courses are available for students without the recommended prior knowledge.
English language requirements
English proficiency requirements (176 Kb).
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:
- senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
- one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification
Work experience requirements
What you will study
|General requirements||Credit Points|
|Minimum number of credit points for the degree||72|
|Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above||48|
|Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above||18|
|Completion of a designated People unit from outside the Faculty of Science|
|Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below|
The following outlines the units (subjects) to be studied within this degree
- Units marked with a C are Capstone units.
- The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2013 ONLY.
For more information please read the courses disclaimer.
To practise within Australia, graduates are required to be registered with the National Registration Board. For students enrolled in the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science at Maquarie University, the Master of Chiropractic (two years full-time) will also need to be completed. Once both degrees are completed then graduates can obtain a licence to practise as a chiropractic practitioner. The combined program has national and international recognition.
- chiropractic sports medicine
- consultancies in allied health areas
- health insurance assessment
- medico-legal advising
- occupational health and safety
- private practice
- research and teaching
The majority of chiropractors are self employed in private
practice. Other opportunities include positions in teaching and
research in health care related fields.
See Yeung (Olivia) Yao
"I like the hands-on experience of the clinic. The lectures explain and introduce you to the new techniques, then you get to practice in the clinic."
Sarah Somerset, Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
"A degree in chiropractic science when completed including masters, offers a gateway into preventive medicine through holistic patient-focused health care. Macquarie University is well respected and recommended by chiropractic students around the world. The tutors are kind, approachable and have fantastic skills which they willingly share with the students to encourage them to get the most from each subject, to do their best, and become the best practitioners
they can be for the future. After I graduate in 2014 from the Master of Chiropractic, I plan to work and travel around the world before opening my own practice, where I aim to make a difference to every patient I treat."
Dr Michael Swain, Lecturer in Chiropractic
Before his appointment as a lecturer in Chiropractic, Michael was a Chiropractor in private practice and a Master of Philosophy
candidate at the University. His area of research at Macquarie is sports injury epidemiology. In addition to lecturing, Michael also
works with a community based Rugby Union Club where he observes sports injury trends with the intention of mitigating sports
Macquarie University chiropractic laboratories
Take a tour of the cutting-edge chiropractic laboratories at Macquarie University. With state-of-the-art facilities, our chiropractic teaching labs are the best on offer at a university in the Asia-Pacific region.