Our osteopathy courses and qualifications are designed to deepen your knowledge and provide you with the experience required to build a successful career in osteopathy.
Students will explore the principles of osteopathy through practical guidance, clinical theory and research to refine their skills and build on the core subjects of this field.
BCOM 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 so that you are ready to begin your career in osteopathy as soon as you graduate.
We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate osteopath courses for each stage of your specialist education.
Masters in Osteopathy – A 4-year full time course, the Masters in Osteopathy qualification will be eligible to register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC). This course combines practical experience, and anatomical and theoretical knowledge with applied osteopathic skills to become competent osteopathic practitioners. Successful students graduate from BCOM with a validated integrated Masters degree from the University of Plymouth and Diploma in Naturopathy (ND) recognised by GOsC and the General Council and Register of Naturopaths. BCOM provides a staff to student ratio of 1:4 in clinic and 1:5 for practising students in practical classes. BCOM uses specialist lectures to teach or lead a number of the theoretical subjects such as psychology, research methods, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and imaging.
Diploma in Naturopathy – Successful completion of this 4-year course will provide eligibility to register with the General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN) in the UK. The course covers a variety of topics, from musculoskeletal anatomy to functional nutrition and clinical theory.
BSc (Hons) Osteopathy Conversion Course – A 10-month training course comprising two parts, this qualification serves solely as an academic top-up to an osteopathic honours’ degree. A mix of research and taught modules, the course helps students deepen their knowledge further.
PgCert Osteopathic Sports Care – A year-long, part-time course, the Osteopathic Sports Care course has been created in associated with the Osteopathic Sports Care Association and provides a structured specialist pathway to build skills and experience in managing sports-related injuries.
PgCert Children’s Osteopathy – The Children’s Osteopathy part-time course is aimed at osteopath’s who want to build on their skills and ability to treat paediatric patients, with a mix of interactive lectures and supervised teaching clinic sessions that have been validated by Plymouth University.
PgCert Human Nutrition – A 10-month course aimed at osteopath’s who want to enhance their knowledge of human nutrition in healthcare, this certification enables practitioners to deliver a holistic approach to treating patients. The course is taught through a combination of lectures, interactive tutorials and practical teaching sessions.
If you’re inspired to begin a career in osteopathy or you’re looking to develop your skillset further with a specialist postgraduate qualification, get in touch with the team at BCOM today for more information.