Osteopath Training and Qualifications

Osteopaths generally have a degree or postgraduate degree in Osteopathy. In order to be admitted onto the course it is usually preferable to have qualifications in science-related subjects. Generally, candidates are expected to have at least 3 good A-level results and a minimum grade C in GCSE mathematics and English. At university, the BSC in Osteopathy involves a four or five year course which combines academic research and study as well as practical work experience in a clinical setting. Many graduates go on to pursue postgraduate study which usually involves following the Master’s degree in Osteopathy. All practising osteopaths are also obliged to undergo at least 30 hours of continuous developmental training per year.

For those who already possess a qualification in a related subject such as nursing, physiotherapy or medicine it may be possible to follow a shorter, accelerated course.

Osteopaths are monitored by the General Council of Osteopaths and must provide treatment in accordance with set guidelines established by this institution.

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