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Australian Chiropractic Schools in Australia

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Macquarie University Chiropractic School in Australia

Program Overview - Master of Chiropractic

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University and Faculty: Macquarie University
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Program: Master of Chiropractic
University Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
City Population: 4.6 million
Student Population: 38,747
Campus Location: North Ryde, Sydney
Program Duration: 2 - 3 years
Semester Intake: February
Next Avail. Intake: February 2019
Est. Indicative Annual Tuition: $41,600 AUD (2019)

In 1990, Macquarie University became the first university to formally conduct professional chiropractic education when a centre for chiropractic was established within the School of Biological Sciences.

The new Centre for Chiropractic initially offered a postgraduate chiropractic programs to which were added an undergraduate degree program in 1999. At the same time the Centre became the Department of Health and Chiropractic within the Division of Environmental and Life Sciences.


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Since that time, the department has shortened its name to the Department of Chiropractic within the Faculty of Science and Engineering as a part of the university's restructure in 2009. Department staff are focused on both excellence in chiropractic teaching and developing research interests within the profession.

The Macquarie University chiropractic program is a rigorous evidence-based program and educates students in the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic skills required for registration as a chiropractor. The Master of Chiropractic program is an internationally recognised degree that strives to graduate enquiring, diligent and ethical clinicians and researchers who practice person-centred healthcare with a focus on the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors are primary contact healthcare practitioners who use manual therapies and active care to treat and prevent dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractors consider the biopsychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal pain and work collaboratively with other healthcare providers in the promotion of health and optimum musculoskeletal function. The Master of Chiropractic is an internationally recognised degree program that strives to graduate enquiring, diligent and ethical clinicians and researchers with the potential to become leaders in the field of musculoskeletal healthcare.


Why Canadians Like the Program

The nature of chiropractic education is very "hands on" allowing students to gain more than just theoretical understanding of the discipline. Training rooms complete with modern equipment are accessible to all chiropractic students, even on weekends.

The Macquarie University Chiropractic Students Association (MUCSA) offers students many extracurricular activities, study support, as well as plenty of social events. The university is surrounded by quintessential Australian landscape, making it a unique place to study.


Professional Certification/Accreditation Information

Graduates of the university's Master of Chiropractic degree are eligible to become certified as chiropractors in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Graduate qualifications from Macquarie University's Master of Chiropractic are recognized internationally. Canadian students who wish to practise as a chiropractor upon their return to Canada should visit the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board's website for accreditation information: http://www.cceb.ca. Graduates will be eligible to write the Board's licensing exam, which is required in order to be granted a licence to practice in Canada.


Admissions Criteria/Entry Requirements for Canadians

Eligible applicants will have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree in health or medical science, including the completion of

  • substantial studies in human anatomy (including musculoskeletal, visceral and neuroanatomy); and
  • substantial studies in human physiology.

A minimum GPA required for consideration is 2.50 (out of 4.00). Applicants will be chosen based on their grade point averages from previous studies and completed prerequisites. No work experience is required.

Students without a strong background in human systems may want to consider the pathway program, Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. Combined with the Master of Chiropractic, this will qualify students to practice as a chiropractor in Australia or Canada. The total duration for the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic is 5 years and includes an internship. For more information about this pathway, please contact OzTREKK.


Application deadline: Rolling admissions. Applications close when the program is filled. The sooner you apply the better.

Total Number of Places for International Students: no set limit

OzTREKK Admissions Officer: Lindsay Rewi

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