Teesside University and the Society for Promoting Chiropractic Education (SPCE) are delighted to announce the start of a new chiropractic course. Subject to regulatory clearances, the course will begin in Autumn 2020.
This is a major development as it is the first chiropractic course in the North East of the country and will continue to enhance and increase the opportunities for the profession, not just locally but also nationally.
Teesside University has world-class training and research facilities for musculoskeletal (MSK) healthcare, especially in physiotherapy and sports science. These outstanding facilities are nationally and internationally renowned. The course will be an integral part of the School of Health & Social Care offer and, will benefit greatly from inter-professional learning.
Marion Grieves, Dean of the School of Health & Social Care, said: “MSK healthcare is a significant and increasing demand on the health system and the economy. We believe that tackling this issue with the aid of highly trained professionals will be a major priority for the country in the coming years and we are proud to be part of this development. The chiropractic course fits extremely well with our existing offers within the school. Teesside students benefit from state-of-art facilities on and off-campus, supporting them to lead fulfilling academic and social lives”.
Satjit Singh, Chief Executive of SPCE commented: “As first contact, non-surgical spine specialists, chiropractors have a significant role in dealing with the MSK crisis the country faces. Training chiropractors in one of the country’s leading universities, is a major step in that direction. We look forward to supporting Teesside University in developing a world-class course, which will meet the aspirations of the patients, profession and students”.
Society for Promoting Chiropractic Education (SPCE) has a mission to increase the awareness of chiropractic as a career at school level and encouraging universities to establish undergraduate programs. SPCE is a not for profit organisation supported by prominent members of the chiropractic profession and other lay individuals from the worlds of education, regulation and healthcare.
Chiropractic is an independent healthcare discipline offering excellent career opportunities for young people, or more mature individuals looking for a change, who are thinking about a career in healthcare.
SPCE launched on 16th November 2017 in London. A report and video links are here.