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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
        • Neuro-muscular physiology
        • Injury prevention and rehabilitation in sports
        • Principles and practice of sports taping
      3. Module 3: Osteopathic Management of Common Sporting Injuries
        • Osteopathic management of common sporting injuries

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      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
    • 2018/19 Academic Year
      Home/EU students £3,500 per annum.
      Please note that fees are subject to annual review.

  • Duration & Attendance
    • Duration: 1 year
      Attendance: Part-time

      Module 1: Concepts of Osteopathic Sports Care
      Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018
      Module 2: Exercise and Rehabilitation
      Friday 29th, Saturday 30th June, Sunday 1st July 2018
      Module 3:Osteopathic Management of Common Sporting Injuries
      Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd  and/or Monday 24th September 2018

      Note: Candidates will be required to gain 50-hours of work-based experience (observing health care practitioners providing sports care) and submit a log outlining type of activity and learning opportunities. Candidates will require an enhanced DBS check if they are going to observe sports care provided to children and/or vulnerable adults.

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