A CAREER, A LIFE-LONG PASSION!
Have you been thinking about pursuing a career in healthcare? Osteopaths are in huge demand across the UK and abroad for their healthcare knowledge and expertise, helping people of all ages from all walks of life.
From day one after completing either your Batchelor of Science (BSc.) or Integrated Masters (M.Ost) degree, you be fully equipped with your expert skillset to provide osteopathic care and treatment, becoming part of a respected and regulated healthcare professional network.
Osteopaths can earn from £45 to £130 per hour and 5% of osteopaths who run their own clinics earn in excess of £100,000 per year (based on results from the Institute of Osteopathy 2021 Census).
Learning all there is to know about anatomy and physiology together with nutrition, biomechanics, pathology and pharmacology, you will be working with real patients whilst you study for either Batchelor of Science (BSc.) or integrated Masters (M.Ost.).
You will learn hands-on practical skills and techniques that will enable you to assess, diagnose and help not only the site of pain but take a whole-person approach to health. Research skills and business communications are also included in your degree.
Courses typically last four years full-time or five years part-time and combine academic studies with over 1,000 hours of clinical training. Upon completion of your degree, and on registration with the regulator, you will be able to practise as a fully qualified osteopath.
There are several higher education institutions currently providing a recognised qualification in osteopathy. There are both full-time and part-time courses available. Please check with the individual institution on course options and entry requirements.
- The British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London
- The College of Osteopaths, London and Derby
- The European School of Osteopathy, Kent
- The London School of Osteopathy, London
- Marjon University, Plymouth
- ICOM at Nescot College, Surrey
- Swansea University, Swansea
- The University College of Osteopathy, London
Only the recognised providers listed are validated to provide osteopathic training that meets the educational standards required for registration by the UK’s regulator. If you require more information on recognised provided please contact us.
This will vary but typically you will need Level 3/higher level qualifications in health or science subjects. Some institutions will provide access or bridging courses to help school leavers and/or mature students apply for entry. If you have qualified as a doctor or physiotherapist, you may be able to take an accelerated course.
Tuition fees vary between institutions. If you are a UK applicant and do not already hold a degree-level qualification you can apply to Student Finance, England for a loan to help with fees and living costs.
These attributes are helpful to have when becoming an osteopath:
- Interest in people and how the body works
- Ability to work by yourself and be independent
- Ability to work with others
- A scientific enquiring mind
- Curiosity and creativity
- Independence and individuality
DON’T JUST TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…
Whether is running your own practice or in the NHS, from working with children to sports people, step into the shoes of these successful osteopaths and find out what it’s really like working as an osteopath.