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In Malaysia and regionally, there is a growing demand for chiropractic services as patients become more aware and receptive to holistic and integrated healthcare solutions. If you want to fully understand the human body, its mechanisms and the musculoskeletal system, then chiropractic could be the right career choice for you.

Why Study Chiropractic at IMU?

Chiropractic is a drugless, hands-on healing science that focuses on balancing the nervous system and aligning the human spine. To use an analogy: just as we service our cars to prevent them from breaking down, it is also important to service our bodies to maintain our health.

Chiropractors commonly treat musculoskeletal symptoms such as back and neck pain, headaches, pain in the arms or legs and many other conditions. Common medical tests such as clinical examination, x-rays, and blood tests are conducted to determine the most appropriate care for each patient.

At IMU, students are given all the tools to become a successful chiropractor. The IMU Chiropractic degree programme emphasizes business management skills and hands-on chiropractic techniques where students work with patients in a supervised clinic that mirrors the experience needed to run a successful practice.

IMU is the only university to offer a Chiropractic Degree programme in Malaysia as well as in all of Southeast Asia. Graduates are eligible to practice in Australia and many other developed countries as the programme is fully accredited by the prestigious Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).


NEW! Special Bursary of RM10,000 for 2023 cohorts.

The 5-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic programme at IMU was awarded full accreditation by the prestigious Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia(CCEA). With this accreditation, graduates with the IMU chiropractic degree would be eligible to practice in Australia and other countries (provided they meet certain local requirements ie English language proficiency, examinations on local legal issues, visa and work permits, etc).

Key Facts


  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic degree from Partner Universities


  • March and September

total duration

  • 5 years (Degree from IMU)
  • 5 years (Degree from Partner Universities)

An Established Private Healthcare University

IMU is Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with 30 years of dedicated focus in healthcare education.

IMU achieved the SETARA-2018/2019 Tier 6 status (Outstanding) under the Mature University category.

Build Your Future Healthcare Professional Network

As IMU offers the widest range of healthcare programmes, our students are fully immersed in a vibrant community of students and practitioners from a variety of healthcare fields.

This allows for the development of strong friendship amongst peers that will be the foundation of an extensive healthcare professional network upon graduation.

Curriculum Benchmarked to International Standards

IMU’s Chiropractic curriculum has been developed to meet high international standards and is accepted by renowned international universities in Australia and the United Kingdom for credit transfer into their chiropractic programmes.

It is the first and only complete Chiropractic degree in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. The IMU Chiropractic programme has been accredited by the prestigious Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia.

Better Exposure to Hands-On Practical Sessions

From Semester 1 onwards, students have the opportunity to experience many hours of hands-on practical sessions at the fully equipped Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre and Clinic, which helps to hone their skills and prepare them to be competent chiropractors.

Excellent Career Prospects

As the demand for chiropractic services rapidly increases in Malaysia, there is a need to increase the number of qualified chiropractors.

Currently in Malaysia, the ratio of chiropractor to population is 1 : 450,000 as compared to 1 : 4,500 in the US. Competent graduates will therefore be able to establish themselves in a rapidly growing field of healthcare.

Programme Structure

Semester Contents

Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
  • Cell Biology
  • General Chemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Statistics for Life Sciences
  • Limb & Trunk Anatomy
  • Introduction to Chiropractic Practice
  • MPU 1 -TITAS
  • MPU 1 – Hubungan Etnik
  • Microbiology, Parasitology & Immunology for Chiropractic
  • Pathology for Chiropractic
  • Biochemistry
  • Head & Visceral Anatomy
  • Biomechanics for Chiropractic
  • Chiropractic Practice 2
  • MPU 2 – English For Health Sciences
  • Clinical Nutrition for Chiropractic
  • Physical Conditioning for Health, Fitness & Sports
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Critical Thinking in
  • Chiropractic Clinical Practice
    Chiropractic Practice 3
  • Toxicology
  • Exercise & Ageing
  • MPU 3 – Work Life Balance
Semester 4 Semester 5 Semester 6
  • Central Nervous System
  • Radiography for Chiropractic
  • Radiological Positioning in Clinical Practice
  • Chiropractic Assessment & Diagnosis 1
  • Chiropractic Practice 4
  • Physical Examination
  • Health Informatics
  • MPU 4 – Community Service
  • Genetics, Reproduction & Female Healthcare
  • Clinical Health Management in Chiropractic Care
  • Exercise & Physiology for Chiropractic
  • Infectious Disease Outbreaks
  • Chiropractic Assessment & Diagnosis 2
  • Chiropractic Practice 5
  • Community Health
  • Complementary Medicine
  • Integrated Assessment & Diagnosis in Chiropractic Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Radiation Protection in Clinical Practice
  • Chiropractic Practice 6
  • Junior Clinic
  • Psychology
Semester 7 Semester 8
  • Ethics, Laws & Professional Regulation for Chiropractic
  • Research Project (Methodology)
  • Integrated Clinical Sciences 1
  • Clinical Chiropractic 1
  • Diagnosis & Management 1
  • Chiropractic Clinical Practicum 1
  • Clinical Conference 1
  • Diagnostic Imaging 1
  • Integrated Clinical Sciences 2
  • Diagnosis & Management 2
  • Chiropractic Clinical Practicum 2
  • Practice & Business Management for Chiropractors
  • Clinical Conference 2
  • Research Project (Presentation)

Entry Requirement

Examinations Requirements
A- Levels CCD (Science Stream)
STPM cGPA 2.75 (Science Stream)
Australian Matriculation 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 (Science Stream)
NCEA Level 3 70% aggregate (Science Stream)
Canadian Grade 12/13 70% aggregate in 6 subjects (Science Stream)
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) B6 in 5 subjects (Science Stream)
Australian University Foundation Programmes 70% aggregate or TER / UAI / ENTER / ATAR 75 or GPA 2.75 (Science Stream)
Indian Pre-University 70% aggregate (Science Stream)
Ministry of Education Matriculation # cGPA 2.75 (Science Stream)
International Baccalaureate (IB) 26 points (Science Stream with 1 Science subject at (HL) Higher Level)
American High School Diploma with Advanced Placement (AP) cGPA 2.75 (Science Stream with 2 subjects must be AP courses which one of them in the Science subject)
Foundation Studies # IMU Foundation in Science or equivalent
cGPA 2.75
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
  • 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)
For admissions into the IMU Foundation in Science programme, students will need:
  • 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.

Language Requirement

MUET Band score of 3; or
(For Malaysian students)
IELTS Overall band score of 5.5; or
TOEFL iBT* Overall score of 46; or
Cambridge English : Advanced (CAE)* Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge English : Proficiency (CPE)* Overall score of 162; or
Cambridge Linguaskill* Overall score of 160; or
Pearson Test of English (PTE)* Overall score of 51; or
Credit Transfer IELTS Overall band score of 7.0

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


Please note that achieving the minimum Entry and English requirements as stated does not guarantee you admission into any of IMU’s programmes.

Please refer to our Student Admissions Policy for more information

Application and Registration Fees

Fee Malaysian Student (RM) International Student (RM)
Application Fee 150 500
Registration Fee 850 2,000
Refundable Caution Deposit 1,000 1,000
  • Application fee is payable upon submission of application.
  • Registration fee and refundable caution deposit is payable upon acceptance of the offer letter issued by the IMU Admissions Office.
  • All students who are applying for the NHEF loans are required to pay their semester fees in FULL by the due date stated in the invoice.
  • The fees quoted for partner universities are current estimates only
  • Student must adhere to the Policy on Payment of Fees
  • All tuition and ancillary fees are subject to annual increases, currency exchange rates, and exclusive of levy and bridging fees (if any).
  • All students are required to pay Student Association Fees of RM40 per semester.
  • As stipulated by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, international students are required to pay Student Visa Application fee of RM2,500 AND personal bond (depending on nationality) upon registration.
  • * Overseas fees are indicative and subject to annual increase and currency exchange rate. Fees are exclusive of levy and bridging fee.
  • ** 5% inaugural bursary for 2023 intake
  • *** Fees of University of South Wales is inclusive of £1,500 scholarship for all self-funded students
  • Exchange Rate as of November 2022:
    – Australia A$1 = RM3.10
    – Canada C$1 = RM3.30
    – China RMB1 = RM0.65
    – Ireland €1 = RM4.70
    – New Zealand NZ$1 = RM2.80
    – United Kingdom £1 = RM5.50
    – United States of America US$1 = RM4.50

Fee Structure

malaysian student

Total Duration (years) At International Medical University (IMU) At Partner University (PU)
Years Total Semesters Tuition Fee (RM) Estimated Tuition Fees at Partner University
Per Semester Per Year Years Semesters Tuition Fee Per Year *
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic ** 5 5 10 31,100 62,200
– Credit Transfer to AECC Uni College, England
MSc in Chiropractic
5 3 6 31,100 62,200 2 4 £15,036
– Credit Transfer to University of South Wales, England ***
Master of Chiropractic
5 3 6 31,100 62,200 2 4 £13,800

International Student

Total Duration (years) At International Medical University (IMU) At Partner University (PU)
Years Total Semesters Tuition Fee (RM) Estimated Tuition Fees at Partner University
Per Semester Per Year Years Semesters Tuition Fee Per Year *
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic ** 5 5 10 31,200 62,400
– Credit Transfer to AECC Uni College, England
MSc in Chiropractic
5 3 6 31,200 62,400 2 4 £15,036
– Credit Transfer to University of South Wales, England ***
Master of Chiropractic
5 3 6 31,200 62,400 2 4 £13,800

Partner Universities

As an assurance of a total commitment towards quality education in chiropractic, the IMU maintains its relationship with many partner universities in United Kingdom.

Industrial Partners

The curriculum structure is constantly updated to meet the ever-changing IT and healthcare industries’ needs and includes research-led teaching to deliver evidence-based knowledge and practice in the industry. Students will have the opportunity to undergo about 20-week of industrial training in the digital health-related sectors in their final semester. They will also be able to collaborate with industry or/and researcher in a digital health-related project in their final year. The organisations involved in these internships are:

Views from Our Community

Tay Pei Shen

Chiropractic Alumna

The chiropractic programme in IMU have provided me the knowledge and shaped me into being a competent chiropractor. I am very grateful to be able to pursue and complete my chiropractic education locally. The programme is accredited by the CCEA board and it gave me the foundation to pass my CCEA board exam and it was also where I got my radiology basics which prepared me for my NZCC diagnostic imaging residency exam. I am also very thankful to be accepted and loved by the NZCC family where I was able to continue my chiropractic journey with my further studies.

Leong Jia Wai

Chiropractic Alumnus

During my time studying chiropractic at IMU, I had also attended free spinal screening event held throughout my student life. The importance of this screening event is to increase the awareness of musculoskeletal health and to introduce chiropractic care to the society. In addition, it also helped to sharpen my communication and analytical skills. In my opinion, it was really a great experience as it is something that we can't obtain it through academically and through these activities, I have found my interest in chiropractic.


Why choose the IMU Chiropractic Programme?

The IMU Chiropractic Programme is crafted to equip students with the necessary skills to excel as Chiropractors on a global scale, as outlined by the Councils on Chiropractic Education International. Graduates will have a comprehensive understanding of diagnosing and treating various human conditions, with a strong focus on the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine. Chiropractic is an established healthcare profession, licensed in more than 30 countries and supported by over 30 Chiropractic schools worldwide. Chiropractors have a diverse range of career opportunities, including private or group practice, as well as employment in private, educational, or (in certain countries) governmental settings. Additionally, many Chiropractors pursue specialised areas within the field, such as orthopedics, neurology, nutrition, diagnostic imaging, and sports Chiropractic.

What is the structure of the programme?

The curriculum of the programme spans five years, covering both academic and clinical training. Chiropractic students undergo similar pre-university courses as other healthcare professionals such as foundation, A-level, etc. To provide practical experience, much of the coursework is taught in simulated clinical settings, which starts from the early stages of the programme.

What are the key features of the programme?

The IMU Chiropractic Programme is the pioneer Chiropractic programme in Malaysia and Southeast Asia, featuring an evidence-based curriculum that draws from research findings. The programme integrates hands-on learning opportunities from the beginning of the curriculum and emphasizes the significance of Chiropractors as members of the healthcare team. The curriculum is designed to align with international guidelines, and the region offers ample opportunities for developing Chiropractic practices.

What are the teaching-learning approaches used?

The Chiropractic curriculum involves a diverse range of teaching methods, including lecture, discussion, laboratory work, self-directed study, and real clinical settings. Since Chiropractic is a hands-on profession, students are trained to perceive the structures of the human body, particularly the spine (comprising the neck, middle and lower back, and pelvis) by touch. As the programme progresses, students engage in increasingly advanced hands-on activities that involve analysing and treating patients using techniques commonly used in Chiropractic clinical practice. During the final stages of the programme, students manage real patients in a supervised Chiropractic Centre. This includes diagnosing patients, devising a treatment plan, ordering and interpreting radiology, and laboratory tests (when necessary), referring patients to other healthcare professionals when appropriate, and performing all aspects of spinal adjustment and adjunctive treatment.

Who are the teaching staff?

IMU has brought together a group of highly regarded and clinically experienced Chiropractors from around the world to provide an exceptional educational experience in Chiropractic. Along with their extensive clinical practice, these Chiropractors have conducted research, published papers in peer-reviewed journals, presented at multidisciplinary conferences, and authored textbooks. IMU’s basic science faculty has been teaching medical physicians, dentists, and pharmacists for over 15 years, consistently upholding a high standard of quality.

What are the semester contents?

Semester contents are available in the programme brochure [Download Brochure]

What kind of jobs/careers can be undertaken with this degree?

After completing the Chiropractic degree from IMU, graduates have a range of career options. The majority of chiropractors establish their private practice, where they oversee all aspects of patient care and practice management.

Increasingly, Chiropractors are working in a multidisciplinary group setting with other healthcare professionals such as family medicine specialists and orthopedic surgeons. In some countries, Chiropractors can secure positions in military clinics and hospitals, as well as education and research.

Chiropractic care has been shown to aid in the recovery of athletic injuries and enhance athletic performance, leading to many professional, collegiate, and amateur athletic teams utilizing chiropractic services. Some teams hire Chiropractors directly, while others refer their injured athletes to private sports chiropractic specialists.

Who will award the degree?

IMU awards the Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chiropractic degree to its graduates. Students who transfer to the partner university will receive the respective degree from that institution.

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A Word from the Programme Director



Programme Director
MSc Public Health (IMU), BSc (Hons) Chiropractic (IMU)

”The IMU Chiropractic programme is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Being the only Chiropractic program in Southeast Asia, we will move towards being the Chiropractic education powerhouse in the region.”

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