About the College

Based in Abingdon, just outside Oxford, the McTimoney College of Chiropractic offers a number of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes delivered from its custom-designed premises.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the McTimoney College of Chiropractic is to educate and train students to be competent in the philosophy, science and art of chiropractic, in order to benefit patients.

McTimoney College of Chiropractic

The 15th Duke of Bedford

The 15th Duke of Bedford

The McTimoney College of Chiropractic is located in Abingdon, a few miles away from its former home in Oxford. It is proud to have as its Patron, His Grace, the Duke of Bedford.

The College began as the Oxfordshire School of Chiropractic, founded by John McTimoney in 1972. By training a small number of pupils, he aimed to increase the availability of the treatment he had developed and to ensure that his techniques would not be lost.

In 1982, after John McTimoney’s death, the school was taken over by three of his original pupils. They developed a course covering basic sciences and philosophy as well as the important skill of adjusting bones with extreme accuracy and speed. The school catered for the mature student with ‘life experience’ and some understanding of the problems that their patients might bring to them. The demand for training in the McTimoney method of chiropractic continues to increase and from October 2012, the Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) programme is validated by BPP University as an Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (MChiro) degree.  The College also offers postgraduate animal and paediatric programmes which are also validated by BPP University. It is thought by all involved that John McTimoney would be proud of his College today, which has grown from a group of 8 taught in his own home to a thriving higher education institution. Each student, now as then, is given intensive tuition and supervision throughout their practical training to ensure the high quality and reputation of the McTimoney method. For details of programmes, admission and assessment criteria, postgraduate and professional studies, and College facilities, see the full College prospectus available here online.