Chiropractic for international students

Chiropractic for international students

Why study Chiropractic in Australia?

Macquarie University, located in Sydney Australia, offers students an opportunity to undertake internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Chiropractic. As one of the few Universities worldwide offering chiropractic education up to PhD level, students can be assured of the highest standard of quality. With exceptional equipment and clinical facilities, internationally recognised staff and a student satisfaction rating second to none, choosing Macquarie is made simple.

Chiropractic program overview

Students wishing to gain registration as a chiropractor in Australia and New Zealand must complete a minimum five years of tertiary education at an accredited provider. Macquarie's program structure involves completion of the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and completion of the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these two degrees, taken over five years, are equivalent to the Doctor of Chiropractic offered at overseas institutions. Students undertake 12 months of clinical practice at one of our three chiropractic clinics prior to graduation.

Students wishing to practice in other countries such as the UK, Canada, Norway, Sweden, US or Asia will need in most cases to undertake additional theory and practical examinations to demonstrate proficiency in their knowledge of chiropractic.

How do I apply?

  • For the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science or the Master of Chiropractic contact Macquarie International.
  • For students completing the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science, the Master of Chiropractic will be of two years duration. Students wishing to gain direct entry to the Master of Chiropractic require previous study of anatomy and physiology. The duration of the Master degree for direct applicants will be three years. Contact the Department of Chiropractic or Macquarie International.

Scholarships

Macquarie University has one of the most generous scholarship programs in the country, and provides opportunities each year to many students to undertake studies at Macquarie University. Macquarie University has two separate scholarship schemes for international undergraduate and postgraduate students. Visit the Macquarie University Scholarships page to find out more.

The Department of Chiropractic also has scholarships that are awarded by the profession.

Making the Leap

To aid students, we have developed specific details on some countries that we have students from.

Swedish Students

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Students wishing to gain qualifications leading to professional registration as a Chiropractor in Sweden must undertake a recognised program of study of not less than 4,500 hours. Macquarie’s program structure involves completion of the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science AND completion of the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these two degrees, taken over five years, are equivalent to the North American Doctor of Chiropractic. The final year includes extensive clinical practice under supervision at one of our three Clinics .

Students wishing to practice in Sweden must after the completion of the Master of Chiropractic undertake a one year internship which consists of 3 months training at a hospital and 9 months training with a chiropractor before being able to apply for licence to practice in Sweden.

Whilst students do need to organise their internship on their own, assistance may be sought from the Swedish Chiropractic Association

After I graduate, what do I have to do in order to be eligible to practise in Sweden?

Students are required to complete an additional internship upon their return to Sweden, these are organised through Swedish Chiropractic Association.

Useful Swedish Links

Canadian Students

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Students wishing to gain qualifications leading to professional registration as a Chiropractor in Canada must undertake a recognised program of study of not less than 4,500 hours. Macquarie’s program structure involves completion of the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and completion of the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these two degrees, taken over five years, are equivalent to the Doctor of Chiropractic offered at Canadian institutions. Students undertake 12 months of clinical practice at one of our three Chiropractic Clinics prior to graduation.

After I graduate, what do I have to do in order to be eligible to practise in Canada?

The Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board requires completion of three examinations prior to gaining licensure to practice in Canada. Contact the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board for examination details. Macquarie graduates arrange to take all examinations on their return to Canada. For information on requirements specific to each state or province contact the relevant licensing boards.

Canadian students can obtain information on financial assistance through CANLEARN

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Useful Canadian Links

Norwegian Students

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Students wishing to gain qualifications leading to professional registration as a Chiropractor in Norway must undertake a recognised program of study of not less than 4,500 hours. Macquarie’s program structure involves completion of the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science AND completion of the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these two degrees, taken over five years, are equivalent to the North American Doctor of Chiropractic. The final year includes extensive clinical practice under supervision at one of our three Clinics.

After I graduate, what do I have to do in order to be eligible to practise in Norway?

Students are required to complete an additional internship upon their return to Norway, these are organised through Norwegian Chiropractic Association.

For Norwegian students who hold a completed Bachelor of Physiology approved by the Norwegian Physiotherapist Association, Students may apply into the 3 year Master of Chiropractic program.

Useful Norwegian Links

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