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Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic (IMU) or Chiropractic Degree from Partner Universities in overseas

Offered by: International Medical University (IMU)
Exam BodyInternational Medical University (IMU) or Partner Universities
Course Duration4 Years
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)249,600/Course
FacultySchool of Health Sciences
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyMedicine & Healthcare
Course Description

Chiropractic is a branch of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints and muscles of the body, especially involving the spine, and the effects of these conditions on the nervous system and health in general. Doctors of chiropractic (also referred to as chiropractors) commonly treat musculoskeletal symptoms, such as back and neck pain, headaches, pain in the arms or legs, and many other conditions. Chiropractic offers patients a hands-on approach to healthcare that is drug-free, including patient examination, diagnosis and treatment.

Chiropractors utilise many common medical tests, such as clinical examination, x-rays, and blood tests, to determine the most appropriate care for each patient. The primary objective of chiropractic evaluation is to locate disorders of the segments (vertebrae) of the spine, known as “subluxations,” in which the movement and/or position between adjoining vertebrae is restricted and/or misaligned. Chiropractors correct subluxations using “chiropractic adjustments,” sometimes referred to as “spinal manipulations,” by applying specific forces to the involved joints using the hands or an instrument. A chiropractic adjustment restores the abnormal movement and/ or position of the affected joint, which reduces the strain on the surrounding tissues. Thus, correcting subluxations alleviates pain and muscle tightness and permits healing.

Chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, stress management, and lifestyle counselling, but they do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. Many chiropractors also use physical therapy modalities, such as massage, ultrasound, electric and heat therapy, as well as the application of structural supports like tapes and braces. When chiropractic care is not the best treatment option for a patient’s condition, or co-management with another healthcare provider is warranted, chiropractors are trained to refer patients to other members of the healthcare team.

IMU is the first and only University to offer the complete Chiropractic educational programme in Malaysia as well as in all of Southeast Asia.

Entry Requirements
A-Levels CCD (Science Stream)
STPM cGPA 2.75 (Science Stream)
Australian Matriculation 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
NCEA Level 3 70% aggregate (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate in 6 subjects (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B6 in 5 subjects (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.75  (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Indian Pre-University 70% aggregate (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Ministry of Education Matriculation * cGPA 2.75 (Ministry of Education Matriculation, Asasi Sains)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 26 points (including 1 Science subject / Mathematics at (HL) Higher Level)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.75 (2 subjects must be AP courses including 1 Science subject / Mathematics)
Foundation in Science # cGPA 2.75 or 55% or CCC
(Foundation in Science / Foundation in Engineering / Foundation in Biosciences)
Degree BSc in related field:
cGPA 2.00
Diploma Diploma in Science, Diploma in Microbiology, Diploma in a related Sciences field, Diploma in Traditional and Complementary Medicine – cGPA 2.75

# The duration of this programme must be a minimum of 1 year in the same accredited institution and foundation in other disciplines are accepted.



  • Foundation in Science qualifications from other higher education institutions will be considered on a case by case basis for admission into the local IMU programmes.
  • Students with IMU Foundation in Science can apply into IMU programmes and programmes with selected credit transfer options, upon meeting the entry requirement eligibility. ** (Please refer to IMU Foundation in Science brochure for more details)


  • Pass SPM / O-Levels with minimum 5 credits in Mathematics, 2 Science subjects and 2 other subjects.
    Note: Specific SPM / O-Levels requirements may be needed for admissions into IMU programmes.


MUET Band score of 3*
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5*


Those who opt for overseas option must achieve an overall band score of 7.0.

TOEFL Overall score of 183 (CBT)/ 65 (iBT)*
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE) Overall score of 160* (for International students only)
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE) Overall score of 180* (for International students only)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Overall score of 42* (for International students only)

* ONLY applicable for those who are completing the entire degree at IMU, Malaysia.

Intake Months

February and September

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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