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Department of Chiropractic

Undergraduate Studies in Chiropractic


Bachelor of Chiropractic science

The Bachelor of Chiropractic Science is a three year, full time degree program, which covers a range of chiropractic diagnostic and manipulative skills on a background of anatomical, physiological and biomedical science studies. It is a prescribed program which provides a strong scientific foundation and includes units in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, histology and pathology.

Students who are successful in completing this program may continue onto the Master of Chiropractic. Whilst the undergraduate program provides a foundation in the human sciences, it is the completion of the Masters program that allows for registration and practice as a Chiropractor.

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Program Information

The Bachelor of Chiropractic Science program information can be found in the Handbook at

Recommended prior knowledge

HSC Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and Physics are recommended studies for Chiropractic units although introductory units and bridging courses are available for students without this background. Students with no HSC Chemistry or Chemistry below Band 4 will be required to take at least one additional unit at first year level which will enable them to acquire the above recommended knowledge. Other units taken as part of a degree may require assumed knowledge, prerequisites or recommended studies.

Student Email

It is a university requirement that all students check their student email account. The Department of Chiropractic sends important information to your student email on a regular basis. This information is to inform students of important deadlines, application processes, exam information, timetabling changes etc. The university also sends imperative information regarding enrolment matters, fee information etc. To avoid disappointment check your student email account regularly!


For students who need financial assistance there are a range of options. The Bachelor of Chiropractic is supported by the Australian Government and students enrolled can apply for HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP if they are Australian Citizens. For detailed information, refer to the going to uni website or download the two PDFs which will answer all questions. Remember that these assistance programs have deadlines.

Click here for more information on the HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP Booklets on the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships

Macquarie University has announced a range of new scholarships which are available to students. To find out more, follow this link. Chiropractic Students should also view information regarding scholarships, prizes and loans on the Department's Scholarships page.

DEST has advised the university that our application to include the Master of Chiropractic program for student income support based on it being a professionally - orientated masters by coursework program has been approved. Students will of course need to meet the guidelines for benefits as outlined on the Centrelink website for Youth Allowance, Austudy or Abstudy. For more information you should view the Centrelink website.

Student Notices

For all other student information please visit our Student Information page where you can have quick access to a variety of topics:

  • Unit Outlines
  • Teaching List
  • Tutorial Start Weeks
  • Consultation Hours for Academic Staff
  • Technique Revision Workshops
  • Student Newsletters
  • Student Staff Liaison Committee Meeting Minutes
  • Forthcoming Events

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