The College of Osteopaths

The College of Osteopaths is committed to widening access to osteopathic practice so that talented individuals of all ages can fulfil their potential, and the unique part-time pathways into the profession reflects the long history of innovation and inclusiveness on which the College has built its reputation.

The Principal, Pat Hamilton, a graduate of the London School of Osteopathy, brings her expertise in science education and social science research together with valuable experience of partnership work in the higher education sector. Pat has steered the College’s curriculum to the cutting edge of professional developments by introducing a strong business and employability strand, and extending the focus on research skills to all levels of the programme.

The development of recognised qualifications started back in 1961 with a two-year Diploma course introduced for students already working in the medical field, the professional body was later established and became known as The College of Osteopaths.

The College continued to thrive and in 1978 Joseph Goodman, a graduate of the BCNO, was appointed Dean of the College and the Diploma in Osteopathy qualification was fully established. Osteopathy continued to grow in popularity with some key milestones:


The University has approved the following programme to run at The College of Osteopaths:


Students apply to the College of Osteopaths throughout the year and enrol in September.

Award Ceremonies

Awarding students are invited to attend the University of Derby Award Ceremonies which are held annually in July and November.

Contact Details

The College of Osteopaths
13 Furzehill Road
0208 905 1937