What training do osteopaths get?
Osteopaths undergo a full-time four-year degree course that combines the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology and neurology with over 1000 hours of clinical training, which includes treating patients under the guidance of qualified osteopathic tutors.
Osteopathy is a regulated healthcare profession. On graduating, osteopaths must register with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which regulates the profession.
To maintain their registration to practice, osteopaths must meet compulsory, annual professional development requirements: keeping skills and knowledge up-to-date, and maintaining high standards of professional practice, which is monitored annually by the GOsC.