Chiropractic degree courses
Training to becoming a chiropractor at AECC University College can be a hugely rewarding career choice. Our chiropractic courses mean you can learn the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Learn how to improve the general health of patients, and make a difference in people’s lives.
What is a Chiropractor?
Chiropractors are best known for treating neck and low back pain, but they are trained to diagnose, treat, manage and prevent conditions affecting other joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles.
As a primary healthcare professional, chiropractors can see patients without a referral from another healthcare professional which means that they must also be able to assess patients for their overall health, including physical, emotional and social wellbeing, and make referrals to other health professionals when necessary.
Chiropractors use a range of treatment techniques to help reduce pain and improve function. Manipulation of joints is commonly used together with other myofascial (muscle and fascia) therapies, therapeutic exercise and lifestyle advice, but chiropractors also use a variety of other treatment techniques.
Why study at AECC University College?
As the first Chiropractic institution in Europe, we have been leaders in musculoskeletal health and wellbeing for over 55 years. With decades of experience refining our Chiropractic offer, we have innovated and grown to become one of the leading providers of Chiropractic today.
Whatever your level of study and experience, we have routes into the profession to suit all needs. We also have a range of postgraduate options for qualified chiropractors, and other health science professionals wishing to expand their thinking, knowledge and skills, as well as short courses and CPD.
- Masters in Chiropractic – MChiro (Hons)
- *Masters in Chiropractic also available with Gateway Year – MChiro (Hons)
Why Become a Chiropractor?
Training to becoming a chiropractor at AECC University College can be a hugely rewarding career choice. Our chiropractic courses teach you the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, learn how to improve the general health of patients, and make a difference in people’s lives.
In this short video, the Head of the AECC School of Chiropractic, Philip Dewhurst helps us to understand more about this rewarding career and the routes into this profession.
"There's great satisfaction in treating patients: seeing them move from being in real pain to out of pain and able to return to the activities that they wanted to do. That really gives you a purpose in your daily work. It's what drives you from one patient to the next."
What can you do with a degree in Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a rewarding career choice, with the opportunity to develop further after graduation in areas of special interest such as sport, veterinary chiropractic, paediatric musculoskeletal health and musculoskeletal neuroscience. Some graduates go on to become researchers within the profession taking advantage of a number of opportunities available as well as roles in education and leadership.
You can find more information about life after graduating on our Future Careers in Chiropractic page where you'll find information including, job prospects, where chiropractors work, salary expectations and more.
Chiropractic degrees and MSc courses
MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) Clinical Preparatory Course
The aim of this course is to provide support to all potential students of the MSc Chiropractic (Graduate Entry) programme.
Discover an alternative route to your chiropractic qualification, promoting self-directed focus on research, data collection and analysis and a two year supervised experiential placement in...
MSc Musculoskeletal Paediatric Health
Part-time, online distanced learning course designed to develop knowledge and skills in the safe and competent care of children of all ages. Subject to validation....