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Profession and Training

Chiropractors undergo a five to seven year university degree that is regulated in accordance with international standards and must adhere to World Health Organisation guidelines (WHO).

Chiropractors require five to seven years of training. After A levels (or equivalents), there is a preliminary two-year study programme that educates the students in the fundamentals of science. The main component of the degree lasts five years and is concluded with state exams. Finally, there is a minimum one-year period as an assistant.

Currently, no German university or higher education institution offers a degree to become a chiropractor. “Chiropraktiker” trained in Germany need never have visited a university. Their qualification cannot be compared with that of a chiropractor. Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland and the USA, amongst other countries, all offer chiropractic degrees.