Train to Become a Chiropractor
A career as a chiropractor is exciting and rewarding. Working with patients of all ages and abilities offers a varied day-to-day experience; you could be working with elite athletes one day, pregnant women or elderly patients.
It is a great time to become a chiropractor; with around 3000 chiropractors already practicing in the UK this dynamic profession is growing every year. The flexibilty of the work/life balance offered by a chiropractic career allows the kind of lifestyle many other health professions cannot offer.
Nearly all chiropractors work as private health care providers, although some do provide services through the NHS. Chiropractors can chose to work for a chiropractic or health clinic as an employee, be in partnership with other chiropractors or health professionals or run their own clinic.
To be a chiropractor you will need a chiropractic degree. The number of chiropractic education providers in the UK is growing, with four universities currently offering courses and two new providers planning to offer a chiropractic degree imminently.
The General Chiropractic Council (GCC), is responsible for regulating and setting the standards in all stages of chiropractic education. This ensures that members of the public can be confident that they will receive a safe level of care from our registrants. See information about education on the GCC website.
Where to Study
Education establishments in the UK are:
AECC University College
Welsh Institute of Chiropractic
The University of South Wales
Tel: 0800 716 925 FREE
web incl contact: www.southwales.ac.uk/chiro
London South Bank University
103 Borough Road
Tel: 0800 923 8888
McTimoney College of Chiropractic
1 Kimber Road
Tel: 01235 523 336
web incl contact: http://www.mctimoney-college.ac.uk
It has also been announced that a new course will open at Teesside University https://chiropractic-uk.co.uk/new-chiropractic-course-based-teesside-university/ and at the University of Central Lancashire https://chiropractic-uk.co.uk/new-chiropractic-programme-development/
All of the above are accessible via UCAS and each institution will be able to advise on their individual entry requirements, including how any existing experience may be relevant.
Supporting evidence-based education
The BCA supports high quality, evidence-based, patient-centred care as set out in the Clinical and Professional Chiropractic Education Position Statement
Find out more in our leaflet: Becoming a Chiropractor
You can request a copy of the leaflet from the British Chiropractic Association by clicking here