A Degree and A Career
After graduation, there are a number of possible areas of practice to consider.
PRACTICE: Private Practice, NHS Practice, Specialist Practice
Most BCOM graduates set up or join osteopathic practices. It is usually the role that first attracted them to the profession and encapsulates the therapeutic skills and patient contact that has fascinated generations of practitioners. There are additional opportunities for work within the NHS. Specialist practice is another fascinating route: BCOM graduate Annabel Jenks has set up one of the most successful animal osteopathy practices in the country.
CORPORATE: Broadcasting, Publishing, Consultancy
It may be a surprise but there are many opportunities for media and corporate work for osteopathy graduates. BCOM graduate Michael van Straten is perhaps Britain’s best-known osteopath in the media, with many books and television and radio programmes in his career. There are additional roles in corporate consultancy as increasing numbers of major organisations require professional advice and input for musculo-skeletal and health issues among their staff.
EDUCATION: Teaching, Research, Regulation
Many of our graduates go into full- or part-time teaching both at BCOM and elsewhere. The BCOM Principal and the Head of Osteopathy are both College graduates, as are numerous senior osteopathic educators. BCOM is one of the most influential osteopathic research institutions in the world. Our graduates extend their academic lives with research work, which is encouraged by the Osteopaths Act 1993. Crucial to Osteopathic Education is the regulatory role of the General Osteopathic Council, which approves osteopathic graduates as practitioners and the institutions that train them.
International student Patrick
Gauthier is in his final year of
the Masters in Osteopathy.
Fourth year student Nick has found the caring, close community of BCOM very important in helping him with studying to be an osteopath.
James di Cicco
Since graduating from the Masters
in Osteopathy course at BCOM,
James’s career as an osteopath has
taken off in a big way. He now
works as an osteopath at a busy
Essex practice and has started up his
own clinic. Read more
Tom’s distinguished career in
osteopathic sports care has
included working as osteopath
at the London 2012 Olympics
and Paralympics. Read more
Daniel was the prize winner for Best
Naturopathic Research project in his
Tracy graduated in 2012, and is now
running her own practice in West London ...
After becoming a Midwife in 2002 I became
inspired and motivated to continue my
professional studies... read more
The Cram Family
Two generations of the family meeting
at the College...
Practicing Osteopath and Chair of the
Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice...
Studying for my M.Ost at BCOM has been the
most important turning point in my life...
My experience at BCOM was an extremely
Dianne, began her career in banking...
James originally studied for a degree
Since graduating with the M.Ost from
BCOM, Steven hasn’t looked back...