Department of Chiropractic

Department of Chiropractic

Our 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 Bachelor of Chiropractic Science program is the longest-running in Australia. It will prepare you for a rewarding career in one of the largest primary healthcare professions. Students will gain a deep understanding of the body's structures and how each interacts to affect our health.
The entry requirement for the 3 year Bachelor of Chiropractic Science program is a recommendation of good knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology and physics (HSC Mathematics, HSC Chemistry, HSC Biology and HSC Physics; or international equivalents) Introductory units and bridging courses are available for students without the recommended prior knowledge.
Click here to read more about the bachelor program.

The Master of Chiropractic program is an internationally recognised degree that produces enquiring, diligent and ethical clinicians and researchers who practice person-centric healthcare with a focus on the musculoskeletal system.
The entry requirement for the 3 year Master of Chiropractic program is: 
- Science or Health Science degree with a significant study in anatomy and physiology with a GPA of 4.00 (out of 7.00)
or 
- Macquarie University Bachelor of Chiropractic Science degree gives direct entry into Year 2.
Click here to read more about the masters program.

Through our PACE (Professional and Community and Engagement) program, you will be taken out of the classroom and into an industry related scenario where you’ll get hands-on experience in the field.

Higher degree research

The department aims to promote postgraduate research in the following areas:

  • community health
  • complementary medicines and therapies
  • those that complement evidence-based chiropractic teaching
  • those that contribute to research outputs for the general health of the community and ultimately the international chiropractic community

Our research programs include:

  • Master of Research in Chiropractic
  • Master of Philosophy in Chiropractic
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Chiropractic

Discover more about the research work undertaken by researchers within this department.

If you are interested in doing research training or a research degree at Macquarie University, please contact a researcher in your field of interest to discuss your ideas before applying. You can find more information on how to apply or how to find a supervisor through the Higher Degree Research Office.

Our clinics

Our department has a strong focus on community engagement, which also provides hands-on experience for our students. To this end, we manage three public chiropractic treatment clinics in the Sydney metropolitan area.

These clinics provide supervised placement opportunities for final-year masters students to treat public patients as part of their graduating internship requirement.

Keep up-to-date on our clinic times and fees, and find out where we are based, by checking out our campus services.

On campus, orientation and support

On campus

The University provides support and information for students regarding on-campus food, childcare and travel needs.

Stay fit and active beyond the classroom with Macquarie’s Sport and Aquatic Centre which has a wide range of fitness classes and sporting facilities and a variety of membership options to suit your needs.

Orientation

New and returning students are encouraged to attend Orientation week to celebrate the new session. Relax, explore and meet new people before lectures start the following week. Check out what is happening during 'O Week' and keep an eye on your emails for your invitation.

Support

Need a little more help? Academic support is available for you providing academic and program advice, as well as peer support, study skills programs and training and support resources throughout your semester.

For help outside of your studies, the Health and Wellbeing teams can help by providing guidance on how to adjust to University life, counselling services, disability support services, student advocacy and much more. Don't forget, you can also tap into the student social clubs and groups as a way of connecting with others who share your passions.

Support is also readily available for Indigenous students and International students who need personal or academic advice.

Current Students

For all current information in regards to your course and studying at Macquarie University sessional academic staff and application forms click here.

Contact us

Learn more about our support for current students, make requests regarding your studies online or contact us.  If you have questions, please go to ask.mq.edu.au or contact the Science and Engineering Student Services Centre. For enquiries regarding research degrees, contact Ms Jane Yang or Ms Ana Borba.

International student enquiries: Submit an online enquiry.

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