Ready for a change of career in 2017? Raring to go to make this the year you hit your goals? If pursuing a career in the field of chiropractic care is something you’ve thought about doing, look no further than here!
First of all, well done on considering such an important and rewarding profession. Our Fareham chiropractor recommends a career in chiropractic care to anyone who is looking for a long and prosperous occupation in helping others.
So how do you become a chiropractor and how do you get a chiropractic degree?
A chiropractic degree will usually take you around 4 years of full-time studying, if you have the correct requirements to enter directly.
If you don’t have the right entry requirements, it may be necessary to take an undergraduate course before entering the chiropractic degree course.
Below are the typical UCAS entry requirements for a chiropractic degree. However, you should check with each university what specific requirements you need to qualify.
- Usually at least three A levels/four H grades,
- Usually biology and another science such as chemistry.
- GCSEs/S grades (A-C/1-3) may be required in English and maths.
- Equivalent qualifications, such as relevant BTEC national awards, AVCEs (Advanced Vocational Certificates in Education) and GSVQs level III are typically considered, either on their own or in combination with A levels/H grades.
- UCAS tariff: 300 points minimum, with at least 280 points from full A-level passes (including biology and another science, usually chemistry, and excluding general studies). Equivalent qualifications are also acceptable.
- Preliminary chiropractic courses may be available for applicants who do not have the usual entry qualifications. Applicants must satisfy institutions that they are capable of progressing to the degree course.
- The minimum age to start training is 18.
- Mature students typically need an existing degree or other studies for your application to be considered with those points.
Again, this list is a guideline only. You should check specific requirements with each university.
Good luck to all you budding chiropractors!