Osteopaths are highly trained health care professionals, recognised by the NHS as an Allied Health Professional. They are experts in the musculoskeletal system (joints, muscles and associated tissues) and its relationship to other systems of the body. Using manual therapy, health advice and sometimes exercise, osteopaths tailor their treatment approach to the needs of each individual.
The British College of Osteopathic Medicine’s courses are recognised by the General Osteopathic Council and we are quality assured by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Our courses are focused on the education and training of safe, competent and efficient practitioners of osteopathic medicine, with the teaching offered at BCOM receiving the highest praise at external review.
The College is known for its naturopathic approach to osteopathy as well as the friendliness and approachability of its staff, and the high level of support provided to students.
Studying at BCOM offers excellent career prospects. As a student osteopath you will work under supervision in a professional clinical environment seeing a diverse range of patients.
“The quality of teaching and support at BCOM is first class and provides a solid foundation to becoming a well-rounded osteopath. Overall, the course has exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend it to anyone considering osteopathy.”
Sabrina Chow, BCOM Graduate 2018, Masters in Osteopathy
“Studying at BCOM has been one of the best decisions I could’ve made! The close-knit community at BCOM allows for more student-faculty interaction, personal tutors/support and my contributions to the community fabric of the smaller institution feel a lot more meaningful. I cannot wait for what lies ahead in my future studies here, and I know that when I graduate, I will have formed a closely tied alumni circle who will play a strong role in helping me reach my academic and professional goals.”
“Being a member of a smaller university ensures I am not just a number. I can approach any member of staff and they know exactly who I am; making the whole university experience tailored and personal to me.”
Hannah Scammell, BCOM Year 2 student in 2020, studying a Masters in Osteopathy.
“BCOM has been brilliant at giving me lots of support and encouragement throughout my studies. It really has a wonderful atmosphere and there are plenty of social opportunities.”
Former BCOM student, Anisha Joshi, is now Principal Ostepath/Clinic Director at Woodside Osteopathic Clinic in Hitchin and has a clinic in Cavendish Square. Anisha’s clients include numerous celebrities. Listen here to why Anisha chose to study at BCOM.
Annie Osborne,2019 BCOM graduate, is an award winning osteopath in Hertfordshire. Listen here to why Annie chose to study at BCOM.
Brit Tate worked as a Sports Therapist for just under 3 years before pursuing a career in Osteopathy and completing her Master’s degree in Osteopathy at BCOM in 2019. Brit has experience working with elite athletes including the New Zealand and Australian World Cup Rugby Teams during the Rugby World Cup 2015, the England Rugby Team during the 6 Nations 2018 and various American Football League teams. Alongside athletes, Brit treats a wide variety of patients. Listen here to how BCOM helped launch Brit’s career since she graduated.
Rob Hill graduated from BCOM in 2005 and since then has pursued a very successful career in sports osteopathy. Rob is a Consultant Osteopath at UK Athletics, the national governing body for athletics and is looking forward to being part of the team to support athletes and coaches in the Tokyo OIympics 2021. Listen here to why Rob chose to study at BCOM and his exciting career since graduating.