Your career in chiropractic

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Your career in chiropractic

A guide for prospective students


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3 Contents Welcome 4 A world-class academic programme 6 Our aims ............................................................................... 8 Introducing chiropractic 10 Starting your journey ........................................................... 12 Student life 17 Becoming practice ready 18 Chiropractic abroad ............................................................ 20 Leading chiropractic research 23 Taking your degree to the world 24 Living in Auckland ............................................................... 26 Getting ready to apply 27
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There has never been a more important time in healthcare.

As more people seek to understand the true nature of human health and wellbeing, demand for natural, evidence-based healthcare services, like chiropractic, is higher than ever.

Since 1994, the New Zealand College of Chiropractic has been educating and graduating highly skilled chiropractors, who are well-grounded in the foundational practice and principles of the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic.

Our richly diverse student and college community, combined with an approach to learning that is centred around student wellbeing, provides an educational experience that sets us apart. We offer the highest standards of hands-on learning and enjoy an international reputation for producing sought-after graduates, who have mastered the skills in the practice and communication of chiropractic that lay the foundation for them to become one of the world’s best chiropractors.

Our students enjoy a wide variety of educational and leadership opportunities within the College. Our world-class faculty, and diverse campus life, provide the perfect training ground for the next generation of chiropractic leaders.

Our welcoming spirit, and our inclusive approach to supporting your educational journey, will make you feel right at home.

If helping people to express greater health and wellbeing as well as contributing to the changing face of healthcare inspires you, then the New Zealand College of Chiropractic is for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to our chiropractic family.



A world of people expressing optimal potential.


Educating great people to become the world’s best chiropractors.


Gratitude, Integrity, Vision, Excellence, Love and Respect

Why study chiropractic with us

Make a difference

Learn how to make a profound difference to people's health and wellbeing through the guidance of experienced mentors.

Hands-on experience

Technique classes begin day one leading to caring for and adjusting real people in our public Chiropractic Centre.

A new level of excellence

The College is known for its groundbreaking approach to learning. As a student, you will be guided and supported throughout the practical component so that you graduate 'practice-ready' as one of the world's best chiropractors.

Graduating Hands, Hearts and Minds

Find out how we’re educating great people to become the world’s best chiropractors.

Campus Tour

Join students Chad and Aryane on a tour of our College.

Internationally recognised

A world-renowned chiropractic programme, providing the opportunity to practise and change lives around the world.

Career options

The College’s international reputation means our students are highly sought-after with over 90% of our graduates working in the profession within six months of graduation.

A world-class academic programme

The College attracts students from all over the world who are looking for a balanced academic and practical programme in an innovative and supportive learning environment.

Our curriculum is informed by the same vitalistic understanding that chiropractic has of the body's ability to self-regulate, self-organise and self-heal.

Gearing up

Before studying at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, students may complete approved foundation study in basic health science courses at university level. Everything students are taught at the College builds on this foundational knowledge.

See page 11 for recommended foundation programmes.

Getting started

On completion of the foundation studies, the next two years at the College focus on gaining an understanding of the philosophy of chiropractic and chiropractic communication alongside the practical skills required to become an excellent adjuster.

The curriculum covers a wide range of well-established chiropractic techniques and the coursework expands on prerequisite scientific understanding of how the body works and what happens if it doesn’t.

Finishing strong

The final two years are focussed on professional practice. Students learn the ins and outs of running a chiropractic business, they build their own client base and transform the lives of local communities. It’s during this time that students put the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic into practice.

Your Programme Journey

Foundation - Year 1

Complete approved basic health science courses at the College or an approved provider.

Year 2

Build on foundational knowledge and get hands-on experience to develop your technique.


New Zealand College of Chiropractic Pillars of Learning

Philosophy (the 'Why')

We take a vitalistic approach to chiropractic. We acknowledge the body’s innate ability to heal itself and chiropractic’s role in helping people express optimal health and wellbeing.

Art (the 'How')

We teach a wide range of techniques and students get to develop their skills from day one with the guidance of the College's world-class faculty.

Science (the 'What')

Our curriculum is continually updated to include the latest scientific evidence, developments in technology and approaches to teaching and learning.

World-class teachers

The College boasts a wide variety of lecturers and mentors, from New Zealand and around the world. They are renowned and hold advanced degrees in a range of science fields as well as having many years of chiropractic practice experience.

An evidence-informed curriculum

Our curriculum is regularly revised and informed by the latest chiropractic research and technique developments. Our interactive learner experience combines the principles of chiropractic with these developments to deliver a world-class curriculum.

Year 3

Build on your academic knowledge and your chiropractic practice skills.


Dr Kathryn Allen talks about the anatomy screen.

Boutique learning environment

Much like New Zealand itself, the College is small and proud of it, with a capped intake of students each year. It is because of this great student-to-lecturer ratio that every student is guaranteed to get the best learning experience possible.

“The New Zealand College of Chiropractic has the highest practical experience requirements of any chiropractic college in the world, because we want our graduates to be able to walk into any practice and be a successful chiropractor.”

Dr Marina Fox, Vice President Academics

Year 4

Begin your internship in the Chiropractic Centre and develop practical, communication and business skills.

Year 5

Build confidence and certainty applying the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic in a real-world setting.

Philosophy Science Art

Our aims

To graduate competent, compassionate, caring leaders who reflect personally and professionally the values of the College and contribute to its ongoing development.

To encourage graduates to be innovative, inspirational and committed to lifelong learning and the principles of chiropractic for a sustainable future.

To offer a well-resourced, integrated, relevant, evidence-based curriculum, that prioritises public protection and care of the patient with the correction of vertebral subluxation as the primary chiropractic aim.

To provide sustainable financial management that ensures a viable and prosperous College.

To adhere to best management practice in our day-to-day operation and provide a working environment that fosters professional growth, development and fulfilment of our staff and faculty.

To have a state-of-the-art facility that creates the optimum learning environment for faculty, students, staff and the profession.

To promote the growth and development of the chiropractic profession through leading edge research that explores the principles of chiropractic.

To be ethical and authentic in all decisions and actions that consider the greater good of our community, college and the profession.

To participate and contribute to the local, global, and professional community through engagement, volunteerism and representation.

To achieve the objectives of the Government for tertiary education.

To care for our students to a standard that exceeds the expectation of our accrediting agencies.


Demonstrate chiropractic excellence in all aspects of chiropractic care with an evidence-informed, public safety and patient care focus

Are professional in everything they do

Eloquently communicate and demonstrate the principles of chiropractic and contribute to the health of their communities

Have a high degree of emotional intelligence and resilience

Commit to continuous personal and professional development

Willingly collaborate to achieve the best outcomes

Our Graduates


Chiropractic helps people function at their best through the care of the spine and nervous system."

Introducing chiropractic

Every function of your body is controlled and coordinated via vital messages between your brain and body.

The spine houses and protects your spinal cord, which is part of this communication superhighway.

Any distortion to the way the spine moves may lead to an interference in the brain-body connection, meaning your body is unable to function optimally. This is called a vertebral subluxation.

Chiropractors are the only healthcare professionals specifically trained to locate, analyse and help to correct these vertebral subluxations, restoring this vital brain-body connection. This helps your body’s ability to adapt to the impact of daily stressors and move towards functioning at your best.

See health and wellbeing in a new light

Discover chiropractic through the experiences of our graduates.


What is chiropractic

Did you know your spine holds the key to your body's incredible healing abilities?

Brain-body connection

Learn how your nervous system keeps you alive and thriving.

Innate intelligence

Awake or asleep, our bodies tirelessly grow, heal, and regulate with innate wisdom.

Health with chiropractic

Discover the true essence of health and wellness, beyond just being symptom-free.

Vertebral subluxation

Transform stress into harmony by restoring effective communication between your brain and body.


Discover how every part of our body works in total harmony, guided by an innate intelligence far beyond the mechanical.

A natural approach to healthcare

Understand the philosophy and science of chiropractic that supports our health and wellbeing in this video series with Dr Chris Ramsay, Head of Department: Philosophy.

Starting your journey

There are two levels of entry into our programme.

You can choose to complete your entire chiropractic qualification with us by entering into Year 1 of our programme, or if you have completed approved prerequisite courses at an approved alternate provider, you can enter into Year 2 of the five year programme.

If you haven’t completed any science courses at NZQA level 5 or equivalent you can apply to join our Year 1 foundation programme, where in addition to the core science courses listed below, you will be immersed in our practical programme from day one.

There are many pathways into our Foundation - Year 1 programme. You may be completing secondary school, considering re-training, or a mature student looking for a meaningful career.

All eligibility details can be found at

If you have already completed the prerequisite foundation requirements or are choosing to complete your foundation year at an approved alternate provider,

you can apply for entry into Year 2 of our programme. Through this pathway you will need to complete a short additional online course covering chiropractic philosophy and foundations of chiropractic technique.

Studying at the College - Foundation (Year 1)

The College offers the foundation year on campus, providing students an even stronger platform for success. This expanded on-campus experience will offer increased access to faculty members, personalised guidance, mentorship, and more opportunities to refine the practical skills crucial for excellence in chiropractic practice.

Foundation courses at the College include:

First semester

• Human Biology 1

• Life Sciences 1 Knowledge Management

• Chiropractic Foundations 1

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Year 2

Second semester

• Human Biology 2

• Life Sciences 2

• Biomechanical Principles

• Chiropractic Foundations 2

All are level 5 courses with 15 credits per course.

If you are unsure if you meet our entry requirements or have further questions, we would love to talk with you personally.

Alternate prerequisite pathways - Year 2 entry

The foundation prerequisite pathway continues to be available for those choosing to complete their requirements with one of the many approved external providers. These include completing five basic health science courses at an undergraduate level and three elective courses.

These prerequisite courses are:

• Human Anatomy and Physiology (30 Credits)

• Biochemistry (15 Credits) Biophysics (15 Credits)

• Microbiology (15 Credits)

• Three elective courses (45 Credits)

All 120 credits of prerequisite study must meet NZQA level 5 standards or equivalent.

If you have completed tertiary study in the science field, we will assess whether these courses meet the foundation requirements for entry to the College and help you find appropriate courses if you need further study. Please send your transcript to our admissions team for guidance.

In New Zealand, the following programmes also cover the College’s prerequisite Year 1 study:

• AUT Diploma in Applied Science The University of Auckland Biomedical Common Year

• Otago University Health Science First Year

If you have not completed university level study in the science field yet, please apply for the Year 1 foundation programme.

What if you have already studied something else?

If you have completed tertiary study in the health and/or science field, you may have met our foundation course requirements.

Our academic team will assess courses you have studied against our specific learning outcomes to determine whether you have met these requirements.

To gain approval for these courses, you must first apply to the College. You will need to provide a full course descriptor (also often called a syllabus) for each course you wish to have assessed.



Our experienced Recruitment Team are here to help. Whether you're looking for advice on the best way to start your chiropractic journey, or have specific questions about your next steps, please get in touch.

Phone: 09 393 9869


For more information on the application process, visit

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Become part of the family from day one

The lecturers, staff and students at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic form a strong family, all working towards the same mission of graduating the world’s best chiropractors. You will become part of that supportive environment from day one.

In your first week you will get to know your class at Orientation and get fully immersed into the College spirit at Life 101 Camp. You will challenge yourself, support each other, and form friendships that will carry through your next four years of study.

Life 101 Camp is fun, exciting and an awesome experience. You build strong connections and leave feeling even more motivated and inspired to be a part of an amazing profession surrounded by some of the best people you will meet.”

Life 101 Camp Highlights from Camp.
Year 2

Ethan's Story

Meet Ethan, a second-year student with ambitions to integrate chiropractic with traditional approaches to healthcare.

The missing puzzle piece

Ethan began his healthcare career with a mental health apprenticeship in Auckland. After 3.5 years, he branched out into community mental health where he had his first chiropractic encounter. “It wasn’t until my cousin suggested I get checked and start chiropractic care that I really understood the concept. I immediately loved the idea of specialising in the spine and nervous system.” Ethan believes this experience, combined with his interest in human anatomy, passion for helping people and strong desire to be his own boss, became a key piece of the puzzle that led him towards chiropractic study.

Self-employment ambitions

The fact many chiropractors run their own businesses was a huge drawcard for Ethan. “I don’t want to work for other people, I want to be my own boss.” He feels his time at the NZCC is setting him up with the skills he’ll need to be both a chiropractor and business owner.

Ethan wasn’t always sure he had the confidence to pursue a chiropractic qualification, but he dug deep and found the courage to push ahead.

Now, he wants to use this experience to reassure others passionate about chiropractic study that backing yourself is the right thing to do.

“This course is a personal investment that allows you to follow your passion and build a future.”

A built-in support network

Ethan says that the NZCC’s huge support network is one of the great things about the College, noting that, regardless of any age difference, everyone is there to achieve the same outcome and support each other. “No one wants to see anyone left behind. Everyone in my year group is supportive and we make sure we progress through our studies together.” He says knowing that the NZCC is an internationally-renowned college that people travel to New Zealand from around the world to attend is a great feeling. “I had no idea how amazing this College was until I arrived.”

On the right path

Ethan’s long-term goals include finding ways to see every New Zealander enjoying a fully functioning nervous system through chiropractic and to have played a part in making that more accessible in communities.

“I know I’m on the right path. I have a lot of ideas about what I want to do. I’m so excited!”

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Jono's Story

Meet Jono, a third-year student and part-time builder from Tauranga who hopes to reduce the stigma around selfcare for kiwi men through chiropractic.

Teen aspirations

It was Jono’s mum who first introduced him to chiropractic, taking him to a local chiropractor at age 13. While he had no health issues to report, his mum wanted him to experience the benefits of chiropractic for himself. Already interested in a potential career in the health and wellbeing field, this positive introduction became a launchpad for Jono’s chiropractic ambitions.

Teamwork makes the dream work

Jono says there is a noticeable difference between the NZCC and other tertiary education providers. “My chiropractor suggested I apply to the NZCC, not only because it’s in New Zealand, but because it’s more bespoke and personal.” He says the small size of the College means it has a real family feel and the camaraderie born in the early weeks at the College continues throughout the course.

“There is a strong sense that everyone is in it together. Whether it’s your study group, classmates, or lecturers, people want to help, and they go the extra mile to support you.”

Ditch the comfort zone

Jono’s biggest piece of advice to anyone considering a qualification through the NZCC is to get outside your comfort zone. “Go and visit local chiropractors and ask questions, get used to talking to people about your passions and beliefs around chiropractic and get first-hand experience of what life as a chiropractor is like. Challenge yourself and you will be rewarded.”

While there is huge support available from peers and the NZCC staff, students need to be prepared to hold themselves accountable, manage their own time and find their own balance. He recommends anyone applying does so with a clear idea of what they want to achieve and why.

De-stigmatising self-care

When he’s not studying, Jono works as a builder and through his work has met many builders and tradies who would benefit hugely from chiropractic care. “I have worked with a lot of tradies who I know would benefit, but there’s a stigma around self-care and the ‘she’ll be right’ mentality which I’d like to help them overcome. I’ve spoken about chiropractic to many of the builders I work with, and they are surprised to learn that chiropractic care may help their body adapt to the impact and stress caused by the physical nature of their job.”

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Student life

Students are part of a tight-knit community at our College, with a vibrant student life to balance with their academic studies.

There is lots happening outside of the lecture rooms that students can delve into.

The Chiropractic Students’ Association (CSA) is the students’ voice, support network and organises lots of fun events throughout the year.

Clubs, such as practical technique clubs, as well as research, chiropractic philosophy and communication, help students further explore their areas of interest.

There are lots of opportunities for students to step up into leadership roles by becoming part of the CSA and Student Council, or being involved in the World Congress of Chiropractic Students (WCCS).

For those into sports, students can keep fit at our campus gym and be involved with one of our many sports teams such as touch rugby, softball, hockey and volleyball.

Relaxing and catching up on campus is easy in our cosy student lounge and meeting spaces.


Becoming practice ready

Our on-campus Chiropractic Centre is the largest in the southern hemisphere and provides a real-world experience for chiropractic interns completing the final two years of their degree.

It’s here students take everything they have learned and put it into practice. During their time at the Centre, interns develop their technique, communication and business skills and are given the space to grow into a world-class chiropractor.

From their first year at the College, students have the opportunity to be involved in the Centre by observing interns and mentors, helping out with community events and developing their communication skills.

Supported by experienced mentors

The College’s chiropractic interns benefit from expert faculty members and chiropractors who bring real-life experience. Being exposed to an array of mentors allows individual students to connect with a wide range of people and experiences.

Practice member interactions

Interns work with people from all stages of life, from newborn babies to the elderly and from those needing acute care to those looking to enhance their wellbeing.

Every interaction in the Chiropractic Centre is viewed as a learning experience. To graduate, interns must complete a minimum of 500 practice member visits during their time at the Centre, but usually go well above this number.

Taking chiropractic into the community

Students also have the opportunity to be involved in regular community events in the Auckland region. These events give interns the opportunity to talk to the public about the benefits of chiropractic care and offer complimentary spine checks.

“Communication is an important skill any chiropractor should have and it’s something you can't teach in a classroom only. It’s because of these unique experiences that students graduate as eloquent communicators of chiropractic.”

Dr Hannah Gaskin Course Coordinator, Chiropractic Practice

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Georgia's Story

Meet Georgia, a fourth-year student with a passion for people and paying it forward.

Chiropractic for life

Discovering chiropractic has been life-changing for Georgia in more ways than one. She was involved in a serious car accident when younger and suffered multiple long-term issues. It was at a career fair at her high school in Palmerston North that she was drawn to a model of a spine at a chiropractic display. There she met an NZCC student who recommended meeting with a local chiropractor. After being under chiropractic care, she experienced the benefits of chiropractic, learnt more about the profession, and has never looked back. “Observing a chiropractor in their practice was a lightbulb moment for me. I’d always been interested in helping people. I’ve seen a lot of medical professionals growing up, but after my experience with chiropractic, I knew this was the career for me.”

A vitalistic approach

Before committing to a career in chiropractic, Georgia did her due diligence and spent time looking at the differences between a variety of healthcare professions. “But ultimately, being able to work with the healing wisdom of the body, through caring for the spine and nervous system, made a lot of sense to me.”

Georgia’s also keen to play a role in the NZCC’s Koha Chiropractic, an open clinic where communities are invited to receive care and pay what they can afford. Paying it forward and taking steps to help others is what it's all about for Georgia. Year 2

The choice of where to study chiropractic was a no brainer for Georgia. “The values of the NZCC aligned with mine and that was important for me. I also really admired the Centre for Chiropractic Research, as well as its overall philosophy. The vitalistic aspect of the NZCC’s teachings stood out for me.”

Paying it forward

Georgia has recently transitioned into the NZCC’s Chiropractic Centre, a time for students to put into practice all the theory and technique skills they have learnt. She’s looking forward to getting out into the community and spreading the word about chiropractic.

“Being able to introduce chiropractic to people who have never known its benefits really excites me, I want to make a positive change in people’s lives.”

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Chiropractic abroad

In their final year, students have the opportunity as interns to travel to the Cook Islands to take part in a week-long Chiropractic Abroad programme providing chiropractic care to the community of Rarotonga.

This hands-on excursion forms part of the College’s wider community outreach and is a hugely rewarding opportunity that increases students' confidence, ability and passion for chiropractic. It’s also a chance for students to give back and continue to experience first-hand the difference chiropractic can make. Year 2

Chiropractic Abroad

Watch how we're bringing chiropractic care to the Cook Islands.

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Rarotonga is an incredible experience, providing chiropractic care to a community who otherwise have limited access to healthcare. It is really humbling to see how much of a difference you can make to so many people from so many backgrounds - it changes you as a person."

Student Experience

An insight into the student experience.

Meet Jinni, a fifth-year student keen to educate the public and expand their awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care.

A young convert

Jinni became sold on the many benefits of chiropractic care during childhood. Suffering from asthma and breathing issues, her parents took her to a local chiropractor for support. She initially considered a career in veterinary care, but when she overheard a discussion about chiropractic for animals at her high school, she saw an opportunity to marry together her passions for natural health and animals.

From a number to a name

Having completed some foundation papers at another university, Jinni noticed a significant cultural change upon arriving at the NZCC. “I went from being given an ID number, to being known by name.” She says the smaller class sizes and ability to connect one-on-one with lecturers makes the NZCC feel like a family, this family feel being indicative of the wider chiropractic community. “My advice is to reach out to a local chiropractor and see what insights they can share with you.”


chiropractic to the community

One of the highlights of Jinni’s NZCC experience has been her time working in the NZCC’s Chiropractic Centre, where she’s been supporting members of the public with their wellbeing needs during her fourth and fifth years.

She also enjoys running community events to educate the public about the benefits of chiropractic.

“Putting all that we have learnt into practice and watching it all come together is amazing.”


her learning full circle

After graduating, Jinni intends to work for a couple of years before travelling overseas to expand her learning and experience, taking advantage of the many international opportunities available. Eventually returning home to New Zealand to establish her own chiropractic practice, combining her passion for people and animals towards more holistic healthcare approaches that can improve the quality of life for themselves and their families.”

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Jinni's Story

Leading chiropractic research

Our Centre for Chiropractic Research is a leading authority for chiropractic research. Our researchers, faculty and students are recognised world-wide for their contribution to chiropractic research.

The Centre provides an opportunity for students to be involved in research as assistants or participants, and publish papers prior to graduation with guidance from the research team. Students who are interested in pursuing post-graduate study or a career in chiropractic research can base their studies at the Centre.

Our researchers are not only involved in the Centre, but are also active in teaching parts of the academic programme. The curriculum is revised and improved every year to integrate the latest chiropractic research, so students can take an evidenceinformed approach to practice during their internship.

To read more about our publications and current research projects, visit

Chiropractic Research

See how our research is strengthening our understanding of the science of chiropractic and shaping our academic programme.


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Taking your degree to the world

Our graduates are in high demand and can be found practising in many countries around the globe.

Our soon-to-be graduates are in an enviable position, and it isn’t unusual to have multiple job offers as they get close to graduation.

Our accreditation from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia means our graduates are licensed to practise in New Zealand and Australia.

Our graduates can also practise around the globe, and it is important to research the requirements to practise depending on where you want to go.

Over 90% of the New Zealand College of Chiropractic graduates are working in the profession within six months of graduation."


Highlights from the graduation ceremony.


Aaron’s Story

Meet Aaron, a graduate and former triathlete who is living his chiropractic dream in his hometown.

Small town, big dreams

Aaron grew up in Riversdale, a small town in the South Island of New Zealand. From a young age, he pursued a passion for competitive triathlon and sought chiropractic care as part of his personal wellbeing plan. After winning a Youth Olympics gold medal, sporting injuries prevented him from continuing his professional athletic career, so he decided to become a chiropractor himself. “I was fascinated by the human body. I was pushing my body to its limits and doing what I could to optimise my sporting performance and felt instinctively drawn to chiropractic.”

Plan B-rilliant

Aaron started his foundation studies at The Auckland University of Technology whilst still competing at a non-professional level. He admits racing and getting back into study was tough going, but once he got to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic his motivation and passion for chiropractic went from strength to strength. “It’s a good place to be and a good environment to learn in. It fuels your passion and motivates you to enjoy your study.”

After graduating, Aaron and a classmate headed to Australia to manage a practice in the Outback. He says the practical experience and the College networks set up the pair brilliantly for their newgraduate experience.

Livin’ the dream

Now home from Australia, Aaron owns two chiropractic practices in Invercargill and Winton, New Zealand. He feels that the transition to professional practice was simple, thanks to the College’s preparation.

“By the time you graduate, you’re just ready. I never felt out of my depth in the ‘real world’.”

A new man

Aaron says his time at the College broadened his horizons and changed him for the better.

“Whilst studying at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, I started meeting people from all over the world. I have made some close friends who share the same interests as me, some of them will be my best mates for the rest of my life.”


all in’

Aaron doesn’t feel there’s much room for ‘umming and ahhing’ when it comes to chiropractic study. His advice to others considering a career in chiropractic is to go all in.

“If you’re passionate and you want to make a difference in people’s lives with just your hands, then give it a go. It’s a very rewarding career.”


Living in Auckland

Ranked one of the top global cities, Auckland has it all. When you’re not studying, check out Auckland’s cosmopolitan city centre or explore the surrounding coastline, forests and islands.

In Auckland, you’ll find a city rich in diverse cultures, friendly people and a huge range of things to see and do. Enjoy the many beaches, coastal and bush walks, festivals, eateries and free local exhibitions and events that Auckland has to offer.

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic is located in the Auckland suburb of Mt Wellington, only 15 minutes from the CBD. Getting round is easy with bus and train services near the campus.

Situated in a residential area, most students live within walking distance or a short drive from the College.

What's On

Ready to Apply?

Application process

The first step is to complete and return an application form along with all supporting documents.


When can I apply?

Our College has one intake per year at the end of January. Applications are accepted throughout the year, and as we have limited places available, we recommend applying as early as possible.

What subjects should I take in high school?

The Admissions Team will assess any previous tertiary study, then work with you to determine your foundation study pathway.

There are no mandatory courses you have to take at high school level, although classes such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Health or P.E. are a good base.

What are the tuition fees?

Please refer to our website for current tuition fees.

You will receive a Letter of Intent that formalises your interest in studying with the College and outlines your pathway. If you are completing your foundation study at AUT, you will be required to submit this letter as part of their application process.


I get StudyLink?

To help us to get to know you better, you will be invited to an online interview and also asked to write an essay on your current understanding of chiropractic.

If all StudyLink requirements are met, New Zealand citizens and residents are eligible for full StudyLink loans to cover tuition fees. You may also be eligible for the student allowance while you are studying with us. Australian citizens and permanent residents are also eligible for StudyLink loans and the student allowance after living in New Zealand for three consecutive years.

What are the accommodation options?

Once you have successfully completed your foundation courses and met all admissions requirements, you will be considered for enrolment.

The College manages a competitive enrolment process. Applicants are expected to have performed well academically, and have a good understanding of chiropractic and how our guiding philosophy drives our vision of a world of people expressing optimal potential.

The College does not have student housing, but we can assist you with finding accommodation. Students often live in shared housing within walking distance or a short drive from the College.

More information

Our Admissions Team are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Phone: 09 393 9873



Request an application form: 09 526 6789 042024 Campus address 6 Harrison Road Mt Wellington Auckland 1060 New Zealand Postal address PO Box 113044 Newmarket Auckland 1149 New Zealand

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