MORE THAN A SIMPLE SCHOOL, A RICH HISTORY

1984

The Institut Français de Chiropractie (IFC) opens its doors on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine in Paris. The space is 200 m² and has just 20 students: 7 in the “Les Plâtriers” class, going into their 3rd year, and 13 in the second class, going into their 2nd year.

1985

The school moves to Rue Duhesme, in 750 m² facilities. The school has 75 students.

1987

The first class, called “Les Plâtriers”, completes its studies in France. It’s the first graduation! IFC proudly gives out diplomas to the seven remaining students in the class. February 1987: The first clinic “Centre Echiron”opens on Boulevard Ornano.
Février 1987 : Ouverture de la première clinique, boulevard Ornano : « centre ECHIRION ».

1994

For the first time, the dissection course takes place in France, at the Saints-Pères Faculty of Medicine.

1996

The school is accredited by the ECCE (European Council on Chiropractic Education). This accreditation allows students to work abroad with diploma equivalence. Every three years, the accreditation board evaluates the school and ensures that IFEC teaching programme conforms to international standards.
Cette accréditation permet aux étudiants d’aller travailler à l’étranger avec l’équivalence de diplôme. Tous les 3 ans, le conseil d’accréditation évalue l’école et s’assure que les programmes des disciplines enseignées à l’IFEC sont conformes aux standards internationaux.

2002

IFEC expands with the acquisition of the first floor of the building in Ivry-sur-Seine, offering students 2,000 m² of space. Next comes the creation of the new student clinic, “Ivry Forme”, on the ground floor. The total surface area is now 2,200 m².

2006

A second IFEC campus is created in Toulouse. The same year, IFEC acquires the ground floor of 26 Boulevard Paul Vaillant-Couturier to set up its new clinic with 12 treatment rooms. A 169-seat amphitheatre is built at the site of the old clinic.

2010

In January, the first clinic in Toulouse opens: “Sud Ouest Soins Chiropratiques”.

In September, IFEC Toulouse’s permanent premises open. There are 475 students in Ivry and 175 in Toulouse.

2013

IFEC is accredited by the French Ministry of Health.

2015

ECCE agreement is renewed for 5 years.

2016

IFEC- Toulouse’s new clinic opens its doors, with 17 consultation rooms in a building near the school that is entirely remodelled to allow students to treat patients under optimal conditions.

2017

The first chiropractic consultation in a French hospital opens at the Hospital Larrey in Toulouse, in a multidisciplinary sports medicine department

2018

Publication of decrees on chiropractic education and chiropractic schools’ agreement

Renewal of IFEC agreement by the French Ministry of Health

2019

Chiropractic consultations open at Bicêtre Hospital, near Paris in partnership with IFEC-Ivry Clinical Centre

2020

Renewal of the ECCE accreditation for 8 years

New registration of IFEC Chiropractor diploma at the RNCP, master’ degree level VII 

IFEC has more than 950 students

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