Information for prospective students

The ECCE is an external quality assurance agency concerned with the accreditation of programmes offering chiropractic education and training in Europe. As a prospective student wishing to train as a chiropractor, you should think carefully when choosing an educational programme. Of course there will be many factors that you will have to consider, including where you want to study, the language a programme is delivered in and funding. However, a very important consideration is also the quality of the education and training offered at a programme, and the currency of your qualification once you become a chiropractor.

The ECCE accredits programme against a set of Standards that cover a number of areas of the course offered by a programme, including the academic and clinical standards of the curriculum, the educational resources including the teaching staff, and governance and management policies and procedures. A complete set of the Standards can be downloaded at this website.

If you choose to go to an ECCE-accredited programme, you can be sure that the programme has been judged to meet these standards. The education and training you receive will enable you to graduate from the programme as a safe and competent practitioner, with the skills and attitudes to continue to learn and develop in line with the ever-changing healthcare needs of the population throughout your professional life.

Choosing where to study chiropractic is an important decision. Investing in an education that is provided by an ECCE-accredited programme ensures that your qualification as a chiropractor will be recognised as one of quality and the highest standards throughout the world.

A list of ECCE-accredited chiropractic educational programmes can be found at this website.