Chiropractors consider the biopsychosocial aspects of musculoskeletal pain and work collaboratively with other health care providers in the promotion of health and optimum musculoskeletal function. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation
Like Canada, few post-secondary institutions in Australia offer chiropractic programs. Macquarie University is the only OzTREKK university that offers a program in this area.
The Master of Chiropractic degree offered at the Macquarie Chiropractic School is comparable to Doctor of Chiropractic programs at chiropractic schools 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.
Licensing Practicing chiropractic
Graduates of Macquarie’s Master of Chiropractic degree are eligible to become certified as chiropractors in countries such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Graduate qualifications from Macquarie University’s Master of Chiropractic are recognized internationally. Canadian students who wish to practice as a chiropractor upon their return to Canada should visit the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board website for accreditation information. Graduates will be eligible to write the board’s licensing exam, which is required in order to be granted a licence to practice in Canada.