Chiropractic

Overview

Every year, we help hundreds of Canadian students choose the right Australian medical school program. Because we understand their admissions requirements and application procedures, we can guide you through the differences between undergraduate streams and graduate streams and outline what you need to know about practicing medicine following graduation.

Practicing in Canada

Students wishing to gain qualifications leading to professional registration as a chiropractor in Canada must undertake a recognized 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.

Learn more about practicing as a chiropractor in Canada.

Related FAQsHave a question?

What does “rolling admissions” mean?

Rolling admissions means the university assesses applications as they are received, or on a “first come, first served” basis. As soon as they’ve met the quota and the program is filled, they close the applications. So, for a program that has rolling admissions, the earlier you apply the better!

What are official transcripts, and how do I send them?

Currently, our Australian universities require original transcripts to assess your application—certified by OzTREKK, which means we have to put our stamp on paper. Literally.

Usually, students order transcripts from their high school, college and/or university and have them mailed to our office. Alternatively, you can pick up your transcripts and mail them to OzTREKK, as long as they remain in their original, sealed envelopes.

You will need to submit final transcripts (showing your degree/diploma is completed) from every institution you have attended. We only require one copy of each transcript, even if you apply to multiple universities or programs.

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Alternatively, your high school, college and/or university can email them to transcripts@oztrekk.com.

P.S. Try sending your documents via FedEx and Purolator, especially when you need your documents to arrive at our office ASAP. If you use Canada Post’s courier Xpresspost, please don’t request a signature, as this can add unexpected delays!

As soon as your transcript arrives, we’ll let you know!

What’s the difference between a Bachelor / Master / Doctor of Chiropractic?

Students who are graduating from high school or with some college/university studies can apply to the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science as a pathway into the Master of Chiropractic. Students who complete the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science pathway are granted credit and can complete the Master of Chiropractic program in 2 years.

Macquarie’s Master of Chiropractic degree is comparable to Doctor of Chiropractic programs in Canada and in the United States. The added bonus for Canadian students is the transferability of the Australian Master of Chiropractic degree for those who wish to return home to practice in Canada.

Additionally, Macquarie University has competitive international student tuition fees in comparison to the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College’s program fees.

What is the application deadline?

Applications are assessed on a rolling-admissions basis (first come, first served). Most OzTREKK students begin their applications in the spring for the following February start date.

What are the average marks for entry into the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science?

You must have a high school high school diploma with Grade 12 English and a minimum GPA of 75% to be competitive. The following subjects are recommended: mathematics, chemistry, biology, and physics at the high school level.

Most eligible candidates have an overall average of approximately 75% or higher. Keep in mind entry is competitive and meeting minimum GPA requirements do not guarantee entry.

What if my transcripts / documents are not in English?

If your documents are not in English, you must provide full translation of each document, either prepared by your university or by a registered translator. You must not translate the documents yourself.

Please note OzTREKK must receive the official translation directly from the university or translator in order to certify the document.

What is the competitive GPA for a chiro program?

A cGPA of 75% or higher is considered competitive for OzTREKK’s listed chiropractic programs. If you have lower than 70% cGPA, we don’t recommend applying.

Will I be able to practice as a chiropractor in Canada?

According to the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board, a candidate must be currently attending or have graduated from a DC program that has either been accredited by a council on Chiropractic Education International (CCEI) member agency or that has been approved by a Canadian Provincial Chiropractic Regulatory Board in order to be able write the exam and apply for licensing in Canada.

Macquarie University’s program has been accredited by the CCEA in Australia, which is a member of the CCEI accreditation organization.

Students wishing to gain qualifications leading to professional registration as a chiropractor in Canada must undertake a recognized program of study of not less than 4,500 hours. Macquarie’s program structure involves completion of the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and the Master of Chiropractic. Combined, these two degrees taken more than five years and are equivalent to the Doctor of Chiropractic offered at other institutions; therefore, graduates will be eligible to write the board’s licensing exam, which is required to be granted a licence to practice in Canada. Students undertake 12 months of clinical practice at one of the university’s three chiropractic clinics prior to graduation.