Undergraduate major

Chiropractic Science / Clinical Chiropractic

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.

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Murdoch code

MJ-CHI-CLC

Study mode

Full Time or Part Time

Selection rank

70

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Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities

Learn practical skills in purpose-built facilities including chiropractic science and exercise science laboratories.

Five-star rating

For overall experience, student support and teaching quality for courses in health services and support. 1

Work with real clients

Across Murdoch's on-campus counselling and chiropractic clinics and in community-focused exercise science practicals.

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Overview

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.

6 reasons to study Chiropractic Science / Clinical Chiropractic at Murdoch

  • Five-star rating for overall experience, teaching quality and skills development for Health Services & Support.*
    *Source: Good Universities Guide 2020
  • 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.

Professional recognition

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.

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency tests, university preparation courses, English language courses, previous tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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Adjustment for Murdoch RISE

Murdoch RISE is a selection rank adjustment, as part of our commitment to helping students from regional, Indigenous and low socio-economic backgrounds gain university entry.

If you achieve an ATAR of 60.00 - 89.95, a Murdoch RISE adjustment factor of up to 10.00 points may help you get into your preferred course. Murdoch RISE can increase your selection rank up to a maximum of 90.00.

There’s no application or need to register. If you are eligible, the adjustment factor is automatically added to your raw ATAR score when you apply.

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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