Chiropractic is 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.
Attending an open day, whether online or on-campus, is the ideal way to learn more about our Chiropractic courses and get a feel of what it's like to study at the University of South Wales.
Speak to the lecturers and expert staff who teach the courses, take tours of our campuses and facilities, view accommodation, speak to our advice team about placement and career opportunities and discuss finances. Plus, speak to current students and hear about their experiences first hand.
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.
With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, you can enjoy all that South Wales has to offer – city life, night life and culture, stunning beaches and breathtaking countryside.
Many of our lecturers are at the forefront of their field, producing world-leading research and contributing to advances within their area of expertise.
Meet friends for life, join clubs and societies, experience campus life, benefit from a huge array of facilities and equipment and study a course that will shape the rest of your life.
Dedicated onsite and online support, advice and mentoring will ensure you're heard and supported. Our support services are at the forefront of addressing the challenges that modern-life brings.
Employability is at the heart of everything. So much so that a lot of our teaching is informed by what happens in the real world and the skills you’ll need for your chosen career.
Many of our courses have accreditation from professional, statutory or regulatory bodies. This allows you to gain a qualification recognised in your profession, such as an ACCA or LPC.