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.

train to become a chiropractor



To be a chiropractor you will need a chiropractic degree. The number of chiropractic education providers in the UK is growing, with five universities currently offering courses.

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

Parkwood Campus
Parkwood Road
Tel: 01202 436200

Welsh Institute of Chiropractic

The University of South Wales
CF37 1GY
Tel: 0800 716 925 FREE
Web incl contact: Course Details

London South Bank University

103 Borough Road
Tel: 0800 923 8888

McTimoney College of Chiropractic

1 Kimber Road
OX14 1BX
Tel: 01235 523 336
Web incl contact:

Teesside University

Tees Valley
Tel: 01642 218121

Web: Teesside course

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


More Information

Find out more in our leaflet: Becoming a Chiropractor

For further information, please contact the individual institutions using the contact information above or contact British Chiropractic Association by clicking here