This foundation 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. Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress with confidence to the first year of the Chiropractic degree.
If you want to be a chiropractor, our Chiropractic courses provide the appropriate clinical education and training to meet registration requirements in the UK. Based at the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic, you will study the human body in health and disease, be able to identify abnormalities of human structure and function, and manage patients through manual methods. These include manipulation, soft tissue techniques and active rehabilitation.
Clinical experience is a major part of your chiropractic training. Elements of clinical work are introduced from the start. 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.
Our Chiropractic degree is fully integrated into the University infrastructure, oﬀering students a wide educational experience, including a local hospital placement programme.
All students on the Foundation Chiropractic programme study the following core modules in one year and then, subject to grades, progress on to the Master of Chiropractic.
- Foundations of Clinical Management
- Foundation Anatomy for Chiropractors
- Foundation Physiology for Chiropractors
- Foundation Biophysics
- Foundation of Professional Development in Chiropractic
- Foundation Chemistry
Typically, students on our foundation chiropractic course will spend around around 12-14 hours each week in lectures, practicals, tutorials, laboratory or clinical work, depending on the topic.
A variety of assessment methods are used throughout each term, including (but not exclusively) short-answer in-class tests, practical tests, multiple-choice tests, group presentations and long-answer written tests.