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Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

CQUniversity Australia
Program overview
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
15,720 AUD
March 2021

15,720 AUD
March 2021

15,720 AUD
March 2021
CQUniversity Australia

Program description

Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

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.

AQF Level: Level 7 Bachelor Degree

Admission requirements

English (4, SA)

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 as below:

  • an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 7.0 for Speaking and Listening, 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. Each student will be assessed individually.

Entry scores:

  • Rank Threshold: OP 14 | SR 70 | ATAR 67.95
  • Rank Cut-Off: OP 14 | SR 70 | ATAR 67.95

Assumed knowledge:

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

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Program content

Compulsory units:

Year 1 - Term 1

  • Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 1
  • Human Body Systems 1
  • Fundamentals of Chemistry
  • Study and Research Skills for Health Science

Year 1 - Term 2

  • Human Body Systems 2
  • Foundations of Biochemistry
  • Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 2
  • Mental Health Literacy for Health Professionals

Year 2 - Term 1

  • Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 3
  • Neurological Physiology & Measurement
  • Medical Pathophysiology
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy 1

Year 2 - Term 2

  • Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 4
  • Microbiology for Health Care
  • Foundations of Radiation Science
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy 2

Year 3 - Term 1

  • Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1
  • Professional Chiropractic Practice 1
  • Systems and Pathology
  • Fundamentals of Radiographic Technique

Year 3 - Term 2

  • Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 2
  • Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 3
  • Professional Chiropractic Practice 2
  • Research Literacy for Health Professionals

Scholarships & funding

The university offers a range of scholarships to support international students and encourages you to apply for one that's right for you. For more information about the scholarships, please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

This program costs 15 720 AUD per term.


Exit awards:

CL13 - Diploma of Health Science



Core learning outcomes:

  1. Discuss the functions of the human body systems, disease processes, and the basic concepts underpinning the health sciences.
  2. Relate the historical foundation of chiropractic to the current role of the chiropractic profession in the contemporary health care system
  3. Demonstrate and apply core skills in the assessment and basic management of patients presenting with common musculoskeletal conditions.
  4. Communicate effectively with diverse audiences.
  5. Develop professional skills including critical thinking, teamwork, and ethical and reflective practice.
  6. Systematically evaluate evidence from a range of sources relevant to contemporary health care practice.

Continuing studies

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.

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.

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4701 Norman Gardens QLD

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