A world of people expressing optimal potential. 


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


Gratitude, Integrity, Vision, Excellence and Love.


To graduate competent, 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 a sustainable future. 

To offer an integrated, well-resourced, relevant, evidence-based curriculum with the correction of vertebral subluxation as the primary chiropractic aim. 1 

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 is congruent with the College vision. 

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. 


About Us

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic was established in 1994 by the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association and has since become a leader in chiropractic education with an international reputation for excellence.  In 1999, ownership was transferred to the New Zealand Chiropractic Education Trust Board.

The College offers a state of the art Chiropractic Centre and is home to the Centre for Chiropractic Research.  Students are primarily skilled in spinal analysis and chiropractic techniques. Most students are employed immediately after graduation with many students receiving job offers in their final year of study.

The philosophy of chiropractic is vitalistic in that it acknowledges the body's ability to self-regulate, coordinate and heal. This philosophy guides our curriculum, strategy and culture throughout the College.  

The unique position the College has within chiropractic education is the successful integration of each of the essential elements of the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic. 

The College graduates a small number of chiropractors annually, but the international reputation and influence of the Board, senior management and graduates reflects our belief that we can achieve extraordinary things for the chiropractic profession world-wide.

 1. Haavik Taylor H, Holt K, Murphy B. Exploring the neuromodulatory effects of the vertebral subluxation and chiropractic care. Chiropr J Aust 2010;40(1):37-44.