The Bachelor of Chiropractic (BChiro) is five years of studyFour years are completed at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic and one prerequisite year of basic science study must be completed prior to starting at the College.

Our recommended prerequisite programme is the Diploma in Applied Science Pre-Chiropractic at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

How to apply:

The following subjects make up the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Diploma in Applied Science Pre-Chiropractic:

Course Code Course Points
Biological Chemistry CHEM502 15
Microbiology MICR501 15
Principles of Chemistry CHEM501 15
Biophysics SCIE503 15
Human Anatomy and Physiology I HEAL505 15
Human Anatomy and Physiology II HEAL609 15
Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication HEAL506 15
Elective from the Bachelor of Science list of papers    

Where else can you complete prerequisite courses?

You can complete your prerequisite courses at other universities in New Zealand. The following programmes cover some or all of the prerequisite courses but you must apply to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic to approve the prerequisite courses.  

You can also complete the basic science courses at most universities. They are usually covered in the first year of a General Science, Health Science or Exercise and Sport Science degree.

What if you have already studied?

If you have previously or are currently enrolled in science courses, you may have met the prerequisite requirements (see table below). All prerequisite courses must be equivalent to the New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) Level 5 or higher.

Anatomy and Physiology 30 Credits
Chemistry (General or Organic) 15 Credits
Biological Chemistry 15 Credits
Microbiology 15 Credits
Biophysics 15 Credits
Unspecified 30 Credits

View our full list of prerequisite learning outcomes

Request an application form here. Note that you will need to submit your course descriptors and official transcripts with your application.