Interested in becoming an osteopath

Osteopaths use their expertise in case history and their hands-on skills to make a diagnosis and then treat patients. Treatment approaches are varied are are aimed at reducing pain and improving movement.


Can I continue to work whilst I train?

Yes, our part-time osteopathy courses are designed so that you can continue to work full-time throughout your training if you wish.

I have children so how flexible are the hours of study?

Many of our students have children to consider and some even have babies whilst on the course. With our experience of working with adult learners you will find us helpful in enabling you to complete the programme. Whilst you will need to attend lectures every other weekend for 18 weeks during term time, you have flexibility in deciding when you attend for your clinical learning.

I don't have traditional qualifications, can I still apply?

Yes the College is proud to have an active approach to widening access to the profession. We even offer a short preparatory course prior to the programme start. For those in need of more intensive preparation, a year long Access programme runs in collaboration with a local college.

How much am I likely to earn once qualified?

Once established, an osteopath is likely to charge patients between 25 and 50 for each session. The amount depends on the geographical area in which you have a practice. Osteopaths may see up to 15 patients per day on average.

What qualifications will I gain?

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded either an M.Ost, B.Ost or a B.Sc (Hons) Osteopathy and be able to apply to the General Osteopathic Council for full registration.

If you are enthusiastic about healthcare and want to join a respected profession, then a career as an osteopath could be for you and our part-time osteopathy courses offer the perfect way to join the profession.

Training at the College of Osteopaths will enable you to become a safe and competent practitioner and give you the confidence to develop your own professional skills and practice.