Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic)

RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 077044G

Level of study: Undergraduate


Chiropractors are primary contact practitioners focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Chiropractic emphasises the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and general health. It promotes self-help measures and health promotion in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.

You will examine how such disorders affect biomechanics, the nervous system and health in general. The focus is on manual treatments such as spinal adjustments and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology courses underpin the clinical science studies of physical examination, differential diagnosis for the chiropractor and clinical practicum.

You will begin work-integrated learning immediately, culminating in your fourth year when you will perform patient-care duties with supervision from a registered practitioner.

At the RMIT Health Clinic at University Hill, Bundoora, fourth and fifth year students, under the supervision of registered chiropractors, treat patients using a wide variety of management approaches.


Chiropractors offer care for functional disorders of the body’s mechanical system, including joints, muscles and ligaments by assessing the way these parts of the mechanical system align and work together.

They can provide treatment, advice and assistance for patients experiencing:

neck related headaches
neck and back pain or stiffness
limb problems associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot

Chiropractors treat patients by:

recording their case details
conducting physical examinations
interpreting diagnostic images like X-rays
adjusting and manipulating body joints and soft tissue
giving advice about general health matters such as exercise, posture and nutrition
providing rehabilitation and advice for prevention of injury

Chiropractors are usually employed in private practice as sole practitioners or in a group practice environment. Increasingly, chiropractors share offices with other healthcare practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
36,480 Per Year Expected Feb 2023 5 years
Full time
Bundoora Campus
289 McKimmie Road
Melbourne Victoria 3083

Entry criteria

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) with a minimum 70% average

To study this program you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.


RMIT University (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University)
Melbourne City Campus
124 La Trobe Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
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