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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.


 Patrick Gauthier
 International student Patrick
 Gauthier graduated this year.
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Nick Aston
2015 Graduate Nick found the caring, close community of BCOM very important in helping him with studying to be an osteopath.
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  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 Hewetson 
 Tom’s distinguished career in
 osteopathic sports care has
 included working as osteopath
 at the London 2012 Olympics
 and Paralympics. Read more


 Daniel Winfield
 Daniel was the prize winner for Best
 Naturopathic Research project in his
 final year...
 Read more

  Tracy Hannigan
  Tracy graduated in 2012, and is now
  running her own practice in West London ...
  Read more

 Sara Randall
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...
 read more 

 Kate Lockwood 
 Practicing Osteopath and Chair of the
 Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice...
 read more


 Byung-ho Kim
Studying for my M.Ost at BCOM has been the 
 most important turning point in my life...
 read more


 Stephania Humphrey
My experience at BCOM was an extremely
 positive one...
 read more


 Dianne Tayles
 Dianne, began her career in banking...
 read more


 James Raiher
 James originally studied for a degree
 in sociology...
 read more


 Steven Graham
 Since graduating with the M.Ost from
 BCOM, Steven hasn’t looked back...
 read more


 Steve Makinde 
Steve graduated from BCOM in
 2004 and returned as a member
 of academic staff... read more 

  Christian Di Giorgio
  Christian says that osteopathy
  is the perfect career... read more 



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