Experience hands-on learning inside our dedicated Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIoC) centre
Over 18 treatment rooms and simulation suites with specialist industry-leading equipment
Accredited courses by reputable regulatory bodies to improve your career credentials
Rated second in the UK for Complementary Medicine - Complete University Guide 2023
Chiropractic is so much more than painful backs and stiff necks.
Chiropractors are primary healthcare professionals who specialise in bones, joints, muscles and soft tissue. This often involves the manipulation of the spine, but they are often consulted on the effects of musculoskeletal disorders on the nervous system and general health too.
We offer a range of Chiropractic courses, based from our dedicated Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIoC) centre in Treforest, Pontypridd, that focus on giving you the skills and knowledge needed to find a role in the industry and meet the UK registration requirements to practice.
Our Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIoC) centre has 18 treatment rooms, as well as a digital X-ray suite, MRI facilities and a functional rehabilitation suite. We have first-class learning facilities on campus, including a clinical simulation suite, DEXA-scan and a diagnostic ultrasound suite.
Elements of clinical work are introduced from the start and are carefully integrated to reinforce your academic study. Your final year is a clinical placement, during which you will treat and manage patients with musculoskeletal disorders to develop your clinical skills, confidence and employability.
The University of South Wales was the first university in the UK to offer an integrated undergraduate degree course in Chiropractic that’s accredited by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC). It’s also accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education (ECCE), so our graduates are able to practice in most European counties and are eligible to sit entry examinations in most accredited areas worldwide.
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Accredited by the general Chiropractic Council, this chiropractic degree will mean you can register with the GCC to practice in the UK.
If you want to be a chiropractor, this chiropractic course, based at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, provides the appropriate clinical education and training to meet registration requirements in the UK.
Master of Chiropractic (Including Foundation Year)
This chiropractic course is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for the Master of Chiropractic degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well-structured support.
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Taster courses vary in length, but you can stop, resume or replay the taster course at any time once you’ve started. You can also track your progress during each course.
This taster course contains a mixture of topics that introduce the skills and techniques involved in chiropractic treatment and therapy. Upon completion, you will better understand what is involved in becoming a registered Chiropractor.
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