Osteopathy M.Ost

Location The College Of Osteopaths
Duration 6 Years
Course start September
  • Clinic-based learning, with genuine patients, right from the start of Year 1
  • Modular content with a strong business/professional practice strand, and the opportunity to include specialist modules such as cranial and visceral osteopathy

  • Delivered by a collaborative partner The College of Osteopaths – an osteopathic education institution that has been involved in the training of osteopaths since 1948

Course outline

"I would never have been able to train in osteopathy without the part-time option. The programme in Staffordshire is very flexible and allowed me to work around my previous career in television production, and my family commitments. As soon as I qualified I walked straight into a job as an osteopath, and I'm involved in lecturing too."Samuel Morris Graduate 2010

Our Osteopathy degree/integrated Masters - accredited by the General Osteopathic Council - is the only course of its kind in the northern half of the UK. It's ideal if you need something that's flexible to accommodate your career/family commitments. Two virtually identical programmes delivered in Stoke and in London, with the option to transfer between the two. Delivered in partnership with the College of Osteopaths, this course is the UK's only 100 per cent part-time pathway into osteopathy. The College of Osteopaths is a small specialist not-for-profit educational institution. It has a 70-year history of preparing students for osteopathic practice via part-time study. Our students come from a range of backgrounds. Many have a full-time or part-time job. Several have family commitments. Whether you have a degree in another subject, or no formal qualifications since leaving school, you'll be a capable learner - particularly in the science subjects - and you'll be comfortable with the hands-on aspect of osteopathic skills. You'll be taught over 18 weekends spread across each academic year. You'll also complete 1200 hours of clinic-based learning throughout the course. We have excellent student-teacher ratios, so you'll get to know your tutors well. To help you to accommodate your other commitments, we're flexible about when you attend the osteopathic teaching clinic. It's open on weekdays, evenings and some Saturdays, so you can choose a time that suits. The clinic is run by experienced tutors and is open to members of the public. You'll combine clinic-based learning with classroom learning, self-directed home study, peer group learning and practical sessions. And you'll be assessed in a range of different ways - from clinic-based assessments, to written exams, coursework, critical appraisal and presentations. In addition to tuition fees, students are asked to purchase some clinical equipment such as a clinic coat, diagnostic testing kit, anatomical models, plus DBS certificate.

Entry requirements

A levels: Two A levels or equivalent, preferably to include a science subject. Human Biology is particularly relevant. Experience of manual therapy, work in a therapeutic setting, and evidence of successful completion of a long term project or CPD would be an advantage.

A feeder course (Step-Up to Higher Education) is available for applicants who may need help to prepare for studying at degree level.

This is a specialised part-time provision.

Apply direct to the College of Osteopaths at: www.collegeofosteopaths.ac.uk

Graduate destinations

Our Osteopathy graduates follow a number of different pathways: Self-employed in own practice or as an associate in another practice As part of a consortium of osteopaths under contract to an NHS Primary Care Trust Employed in an established osteopathic practice or multidisciplinary health centre Occupational healthcare department of a large corporation Working for a professional sports club or for elite performers (e.g. a dance company) Employed in higher education (e.g. osteopathic lecturer or researcher) Some graduates go on to take post-graduate qualifications or a doctorate Some move into equine or canine osteopathy


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