Which universities offer chiropractic courses in South Africa?

In South the Africa, chiropractic courses are primarily offered at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) and the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Both institutions provide comprehensive programs designed to equip students with the necessary skills and knowledge for a career in chiropractic care.

Durban University of Technology (DUT): DUT offers a six-year program that begins with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Chiropractic, which is a four-year course. This is followed by a two-year Master of Health Sciences in Chiropractic. This program is internationally recognized and accredited by the European Council on Chiropractic Education, ensuring a robust educational foundation​.

University of Johannesburg (UJ): At UJ, the chiropractic program also spans six years, starting with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Chiropractic. Successful completion of this undergraduate program is required before proceeding to the Master of Health Sciences in Chiropractic. The program emphasizes the relationship between the body’s structure (primarily the spine) and function, and how this affects health​.

Both programs are designed to prepare students to become competent chiropractors, equipped to diagnose and treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Graduates from these programs must register with the Allied Health Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA) to practice professionally in South Africa​.