Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC)

Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC)

A short history of the AECC

1965 AECC opens its doors as the first chiropractic educational facility in Europe to be recognised and supported by the British Chiropractic Association, (BCA) and the international chiropractic community.

1969 The first students graduate from the AECC. Just one from the original 1965 cohort completed of the 14 who started the course, plus an additional student who started his education in America.

Mid 1970’s Student numbers had grown rapidly and a new building to house students was needed.

1982 Purchase of Boscombe Convent (the building AECC still occupies today) was completed and the official opening took place on 21st May 1982.

1988 AECC chiropractic course validated by Council for National Academic Awards, making the AECC the first school in the field of complementary/alternative medicine in the UK to offer a validated degree.

1990 AECC starts to provide Continued Professional Development for healthcare professionals.

1993 Partnership with Portsmouth University who validated our chiropractic degree

1995 Postgraduate courses started at the AECC.

1999 AECC’s research institute, IMRCI, established.

2005 Partnership agreement with Bournemouth University. This allows AECC students to attract public funding for their education.
2007 BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Science course established with Bournemouth University.
Centre for Ultrasound Studies established at the AECC offering postgraduate musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound education and training.
2009 AECC opens its state-of-the-art teaching clinic boasting 34 treatment rooms, exercise centre, x-ray facilities and ultrasound, undertaking over 50,000 treatments per year.
2014 AECC purchases an Open Upright MRI scanner.
2015 AECC looks forward to celebrating 50 years of MSK education.

AECC is home to the British Society for the History of Chiropractic which aims to promote study of the history of chiropractic; promote preservation of historical source materials; and provide opportunities for collaboration, discussion and critical analysis.