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Who are Chiropractors? And what education do they have?

May 25, 2017
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Australian chiropractors are five year university trained, and are government registered and government regulated health professionals.

To become a registered chiropractor in Australia you must have studied an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a University within Australia, or have completed an accredited program overseas that satisfies the requirements set by the Australian Chiropractic Regulating authority.

A chiropractor’s education never ends. After entering practice, all chiropractors must complete continuing professional development courses and seminars to upgrade and improve their skills and to stay current on the latest scientific research.

Where do Chiropractors study in Australia?

Currently there are four universities in Australia that have chiropractic degree programs.

 

The RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria offers a Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) – 3 year undergraduate program followed by a Master of Clinical Chiropractic – 2 year postgraduate program.

The Macquarie University in Sydney, New South Wales has a 3 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science which provides the basis for entry into a 2 year Master of Chiropractic.

The Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia offers a Bachelor of Applied Science (in Chiropractic) / Bachelor of Chiropractic. This is offered as a double degree. Successful completion of the whole program of study is required for professional registration as a chiropractor.

The Central Queensland University (Mackay, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney) which offers a 3 year Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and a 2 year Master of Chiropractic Science.

What about MY Chiropractor? Where did they study?

Our 3 Chiropractors (Joshua Griffiths, Naomi Swan & Ella Bourne) all completed a 3 year Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Health Science degree at Adelaide University, followed by a 2 year Master of Chiropractic post graduate degree at Macquarie University.

Are you interested in studying Chiropractic?

Our team are always interested in growing the profession of Chiropractic and love talking to those passionate individuals who have a keen desire to help people live happier, healthier and more active lives. If that’s you we’d be happy to share our knowledge on what it’s like to be a chiropractor or work in the health industry.

 

 

 

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