Department of Chiropractic

Department of Chiropractic

Department of Chiropractic

Chiropractors are evidence-based practitioners dedicated to addressing and preventing disorders within the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractors in Australia work in an allied health profession, focusing on manual therapies and active care techniques that treat musculoskeletal conditions. These practices include the use of spinal adjustments and soft-tissue or joint manipulation to provide relief from discomfort. Registered under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), these practitioners help us understand the origins of associated disorders.

The Department of Chiropractic offers students a rigorous, fully accredited program. Featuring the Master of Chiropractic, this curriculum delivers learning experiences across clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic fields - all essential for becoming recognised as a registered practitioner.

The internationally recognised degree supports work-ready graduates, clinicians and researchers in practising person-centric, ethical healthcare.

The department’s emphasis on chiropractic manipulation continues to offer students a hands-on learning experience to further explore these fields, allowing for the opportunity to use onsite facilities and resources from their first year onwards. These advantages make the highly scientific program both the largest and oldest in NSW - a distinct point-of-difference for the department and Macquarie University as a whole.

We support active learning. With the offering of a complete five-year accreditation, the institution’s flexibility means students can join the program at various stages in their educational journey. Both the three-year undergraduate and two-year masters are also backed by experienced staff, a majority of whom have previously had a private practice of their own. For students with a health or science degree, there is also the advantage of undertaking a Masters program, which remains an option exclusive to Macquarie University, with no other institution offering this.

The chiropractic program is taught by academics who are heavily involved in clinical work and research. Undergraduate students can enjoy exploring subjects across Anatomy, Physiology and Microbiology.

Teaching facilities include Macquarie University’s basic science and wet laboratories, purpose built chiropractic facilities, as well as digital radiology and simulation mannequins.

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