In 1990, Macquarie University became the first University to formally conduct professional Chiropractic education when a Centre for Chiropractic was established within the School of Biological Sciences.
The new Centre for Chiropractic initially offered a postgraduate chiropractic programs to which were added an undergraduate degree program in 1999. At the same time the Centre became the Department of Health and Chiropractic within the Division of Environmental and Life Sciences.
Since that time, the Department has shortened it’s name to the Department of Chiropractic within the Faculty of Science and Engineering as a part of the university’s restructure in 2009. Department staff are focused on both excellence in chiropractic teaching and developing research interests within our profession.
Head of Department
The Department is currently lead by Dr Rosemary Giuriato (Chiropractor). Dr Giuriato’s qualifications include the chiropractic qualification of Post Graduate Diploma of Chiropractic from Sydney College of Chiropractic in Sydney, Australia and a BSc (University of Sydney). Dr Giuriato has an interest in clinical chiropractic and is also the Director of Clinics for Macquarie University and makes time to continue practicing as a clinician between her teaching and research commitments.
The degrees offered at Macquarie University in Chiropractic are accredited and internationally recognised. Professional accreditation under the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) requires the completion of an accredited 5-year chiropractic program conducted at a University within Australia, or the completion of an accredited program overseas that satisfies the requirements as set by The Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc (CCEA).
Through Macquarie University the pathway to gain registration as a chiropractor in Australia and New Zealand is the successful completion of both the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and the Master of Chiropractic (minimum of 5 years full time study) programs at our University.
CCEA – Council of Chiropractic Education Australia
CBA – Chiropractic Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne VIC 3001
Email: lodge an online enquiry form,
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
Mailing Address (NSW): G.P.O. Box 9958,
Sydney NSW 2001
Telephone: 1300 419 495
Chiropractors Board of New Zealand
PO Box 10-140, Wellington, New Zealand 6143
Telephone: +64 4 474 0703
Facsimile: +64 4 474 0709