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Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic)

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Study the Science (Chiropractic) program from CQUniversity Australia and equip yourself with skills that will kick-start your journey towards a career as a Chiropractor.

Graduation from the Science (Chiropractic) program from CQUniversity Australia 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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 3 years full-time
Intake: March
Tuition Fee: AUD 36 720 per year
Location: Brisbane, Mackay Ooralea


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.

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.

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Why Study Chiropractic at CQUniversity

Innovative Course Structure

The 5 year CQUniversity study pathway to becoming a registered chiropractor in Australia involves a three year Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) followed by a two year Master of Chiropractic Science. This innovative course structure combines undergraduate and postgraduate study reflecting the advanced learnings that you acquire as you progress in your chiropractic studies at CQUniversity and equips you with the skills to graduate work-ready for your chiropractic career.

Easily Accessible Locations

CQUniversity Chiropractic courses are available at our CBD locations in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. These campuses are located close to transport hubs and are easily accessible. The course is also available at our Mackay campus alongside other health courses.

Work Integrated Learning

CQUniversity’s chiropractic course features work integrated learning, which involves hands-on learning in our purpose built chiropractic labs at all our locations. Students are also required to undertake clinical placements where they will spend time with a practicing chiropractor to demonstrate a greater level of cognition and understanding of clinical practice.

Global Perspective

CQUniversity chiropractic courses are staffed by chiropractors who have practiced in various locations across the world which provides graduates a global perspective on chiropractic science and practice.

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