Make a difference to how people move by diagnosing, treating and preventing pain and disability of the spine and musculoskeletal system as a registered Chiropractor.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Become a qualified healthcare professional with the skills to diagnose and manage pain and disability of the spine and musculoskeletal system.
As a chiropractor, you’ll be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of various disorders involving the musculoskeletal system and related pain syndromes. This course has a well-rounded scientific base combined with the evidence based clinical skills required, so you graduate ready to work.
In this double degree, you will firstly complete a Bachelor of Chiropractic Science (3 years), giving you the knowledge you need in human biological sciences and introducing you to chiropractic skills and theory. You then progress on to the Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic (2 years) in which you will learn the skills you need to practice as a primary contact healthcare professional. You must complete both degrees to be eligible for registration and clinical practice.
5 reasons to study Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic at Murdoch
- Study at the only fully accredited chiropractic course in Western Australia.
- Be eligible for registration in Australia, New Zealand and many other parts of the world, so you can travel while you work.
- Learn in laboratory facilities specifically for chiropractic science, including a human anatomy laboratory.
- Gain hands-on experience working in Murdoch’s purpose built, on-campus chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic. You’ll build your professional practice skills while working with real patients and treating a range of different issues so you graduate with the confidence to treat patients when you commence work.
- Thinking of running your own business? Get the commercial skills needed to run your own practice through our practice management unit.
What you’ll learn
Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:
- manual therapies for the spine and extremities
- differential diagnosis
- clinical anatomy, neurology and radiology
- rehabilitation and physical therapy
- pharmacology and applied nutrition.
Your future career
You’ll graduate with the internationally recognised qualifications you need to become a registered healthcare professional in Australia and other countries.
Careers could include:
- Registered Chiropractor in private practice
- Academic work in the tertiary education sector
- Researcher within a University setting or private facility
- Consultant to government and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) health policy panels and regulatory bodies.
With a degree accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA), you will be eligible for registration in Australia, New Zealand and many other parts of the world.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Not available (International students)
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
Immunisation: Students should note that immunisation is required for Chiropractic according to Category A, Schedule 1 of the University policy on Immunisation seen here: https://policy.murdoch.edu.au/docview/?docid=1536&public=true Other vaccinations may be required when treating special populations.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.
Your Application Checklist
Your Document Checklist
Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.
- Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
- ATAR results
- STAT Test results