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PgCert Osteopathic Sports Care

The PgCert Osteopathic Sports Care , in association with The Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA), course provides osteopaths a structured pathway that leads to a formal qualification.

The course will provide knowledge and skills required for the management of sporting injuries within clinical practice and on-field.

A wide range of osteopathic approaches will be included and the faculty comprises of experienced osteopaths who work within the sports care field.

In association with
The Osteopathic Sports Care Association (OSCA).

  • Syllabus
    • The course comprises of the following three 20-Credit Modules:

      1. Module 1: Concepts of Osteopathic Care
        • The role of osteopathy in treatment and management of common sporting injuries
        • Critical review and interpretation of the case-history presented by a sporting individual
        • Critical review of pitch side/ on-field management of common sporting injuries
        • Multi-disciplinary team work and legal issues in sports care
      2. Module 2: Exercise and Rehabilitation
        • Physiology of exercise and tissue healing during rehabilitation process
        • Biomechanics and mechanisms of common sporting injuries
        • Principles of pre & post rehabilitation for common sporting injuries
        • Principles and practice of sports taping
      3. Module 3: Osteopathic Management of Common Sporting Injuries
        • Osteopathic principles and management of common sporting injuries
        • Prescription drugs in exercise and sporting activities
        • Role of nutrition in exercise and sports
        • Psychological issues on performance during exercise and sports

      The course has been validated by Plymouth University.

  • Entry Requirements
    • M.Ost, BSc Ost, DO, or equivalent.
      All students must be working as osteopaths, and be registered with the GOsC (or the equivalent in their country).

      Work Experience
      Students must be working as osteopaths.
      Students must have a valid First Aid Certificate.

      Interview
      All potential students will be required to attend an interview.

      Independent Safeguarding Agency (ISA) / Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) (formerly CRB)
      Students wishing to attend children’s or vulnerable adult’s sports clubs will be required to have Enhanced DBS checks.

  • How to Apply
  • Course Fees
    • 2017/18 Academic Year
      Home/EU students £3,850 per annum.
      Please note that fees are subject to annual review.

  • Duration & Attendance
    • Duration: 12-18 Months
      Attendance: Part-time

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