AUCKLAND – The New Zealand College of Chiropractic has earned the highest accreditation possible for the Bachelor of Chiropractic programme from the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).

The CCEA is responsible for ensuring competency and high education standards in chiropractic education in Australasia. 

“I’m very pleased the College has achieved this result. We focus on quality and excellence ensuring our graduates are highly skilled chiropractors. It is nice to have the validation from one of our key accreditation stakeholders", said Dr Phil McMaster, President.  The College is also accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and receives funding from the Tertiary Education Commission. 

Graduates from the College are recognised by chiropractic boards in New Zealand, Australia and around the world. “On average, more than 93% of our final year students have a job offer by the time they graduate, said Rachelle HardieNeil, Executive Vice President.

The CCEA assessment team conducted a rigorous on-campus review of the programme which involved interviews with faculty, staff and students and reviewed policies and processes across multiple levels to evaluate the programme. Dr Marina Fox, Dean of Academics and a 15 year veteran of the College said, “the CCEA have validated our processes to meet the standards but have also recognised our efforts to continuously improve our educational effectiveness.”

Dr Heidi Haavik, Director of Research works with the academic team to ensure an evidence-based curriculum. She said, "we have worked hard to increase research output across all of our faculty members, integrate critical thinking and the latest research findings throughout the curriculum."

The New Zealand College of Chiropractic was established in 1994 and has an international reputation for excellence with a state-of-the-art, on-campus chiropractic centre and a research centre that has established the College as a global leader in chiropractic research. 

The College has CCEA accreditation that is valid for five years and will be up for renewal in June 2021.

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