Our students come to the College with a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience, and with their own personal and professional challenges.
Recent College statistics show that most students entering the course (80%) are over the age of 25, and from the UK or an EU country, and the majority are aged between twenty-five and forty. Also most students completing the course go on to full time or part-time work as an osteopath in the UK (80%), or in an EU country (17%). The remaining students choose to go on to do further health-related study, often at postgraduate level.
What our Students say
|"I found the course extremely flexible with excellent support available when challenges arose... I can honestly say it is the best thing I have ever done. I am in a profession I am passionate about and am looking forward to the career ahead of me" said Adrienne, who has walked straight into a job as an associate 4 days a week at Deganwy Osteopathic Practice."|
|"As a student in my final year at the College of Osteopaths, I feel as though I have come a long way since my days as a business analyst. From an early stage the course actively encourages interaction with patients within a clinical setting and the stimulating syllabus promotes a close relationship between tutors and students alike. I would highly recommend the course to any would-be osteopaths out there!"||
5th Year student
College of Osteopaths’ graduate & current clinical tutor - Staffordshire programme
|"I'm proud to be associated with the College of Osteopaths. They continue to offer a viable option for people of all ages and backgrounds that sincerely wish to train to enter this rewarding profession. The part-time option encourages students to develop a disciplined attitude toward their own continued development which is a vital asset in their new career."|
|"One of the features of the College's programme that I really like is that first year students are introduced to clinic-based experience right from the start of year one. I don't think this happens at any other osteopathic institution in the UK, and it really helped me to be exposed to osteopathic practice so early in my training"||
Graduate 2010 Staffordshire programme
5th Year Student
|"By offering the degree on a part-time basis, the College of Osteopaths provides a unique opportunity for those wishing to pursue a career in osteopathy and who, like myself, cannot commit to full-time education. Many students have decided to change their career and therefore have varied backgrounds. Whatever your current career, you will find your individual skills being incorporated into your learning experience. Whilst the course is extremely demanding with students sometimes finding it difficult to juggle study, home and work commitments, the tutors and clinicians are tremendously supportive in helping students progress through their five years of training and achieve their ultimate goal of becoming an osteopath."|