Q: How do I become a chiropractor?

A: Chiropractic education and training is extensive, and in South Africa, a master’s degree in Chiropractic is awarded after the completion of a six-year program. If you are currently a student of chiropractic, be sure to register with CASA.

Q: Where can I study chiropractic?

A: In South Africa, there are two institutions where you can study chiropractic – either at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), or at the University of Johannesburg (UJ). It will take you six years of education and training to qualify (master’s degree in Chiropractic).

Q: What can I do once I have qualified as a chiropractor?

A: You may consider going into private practice either on your own or into a partnership with an existing practitioner. You could also consider having an academic career. Working abroad is another option.

Q: Why join CASA?

A: Most registered chiropractors in South Africa are members of the Chiropractic Association of South Africa (CASA), which in turn is affiliated with the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC) and subscribes to its standards. CASA was instrumental in securing the original recognition of the profession attained through Act 63 of 1982 and has actively participated in further amendments leading to the Allied Health Professions Act which offers some of the finest chiropractic laws in the world. Membership reflects your commitment to the promotion of excellence in the chiropractic profession. We need you to strengthen our position in our ongoing efforts towards the betterment of chiropractic. Our strength is in numbers and as a relatively small profession in South Africa every member counts. Let’s stand together and continue to make a difference.

Q: How do I become a member of CASA?

A: You can register online by clicking here.


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