Looking to study physiotherapy? Consider a career in chiropractic.

Chiropractors are often part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team, alongside physiotherapists. Join a leading healthcare profession. Gain 'hands-on' experience in our onsite teaching clinic. 

 Chiropractic is:

  • An allied healthcare career which sits amongst other disciplines including: sports therapy, physiotherapy, exercise and rehabilitation science and osteopathy
  • Science based
  • A regulated, primary healthcare profession
  • Best known for the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with musculoskeletal conditions (muscles and joints)  
  • A popular treatment option in sports exercise and rehabilitation
  • Less competitive for jobs than other allied healthcare options
  • An internationnally reowned profession

'Chiropractic care is in increasingly in demand as it is found to be safe and effective for a range of conditions. As health budgets are squeezed in the NHS cost effective treatments are becoming more important. Chiropractors are providing care on the NHS in several regions around the UK and this is likely to increase.

Chiropractors are also in demand in other parts of the world. Having worked in New Zealand before setting up my own practice more than 20 years ago I appreciate the value of having a qualification that is internationally recognised.

If you are thinking about becoming a chiropractor, then AECC is one of the best institutions in the world to get your qualification. It is a decision you will be pleased you took.'

Matthew Bennett DC FCC FBCA

President, British Chiropractic Association
student learning chiropractic skills at the aecc


At the AECC, our course:

  • Lasts for five years
  • Is globally recognised
  • Combines practical and theoretical learning
  • Is taught by world leading faculty
  • Has high employability and a competitive starting salary of £28,500*
  • Is taught at our world renowned institution on the South Coast
  • Offers a wide variety of graduate work options in various healthcare settings, both in the UK and internationally 

Video from Steve Hard, AFC Bournemouth Head Physiotherapist

What will you learn?
You will spend the first three years of the programme studying for a BSc (Hons) Human Sciences, which covers the crucial understanding of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics and chiropractic skills, using clinical case studies from the outset.  
Useful links

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic