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The college was founded in 1995 as a platform for mature students to obtain practitioners diploma courses in Remedial Massage – Sports Therapy – Physical Therapy Ireland – Manipulative Therapy – Electrotherapy and Cranial Therapy. In 2018 we became the Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine.

ICOM delivers a variety of Musculo-skeletal courses and short CPD courses . From September 2019 ICOM will be delivering a new Combined Pathway BSc degree in Osteopathy in collaboration with the North East Surrey College of Technology (NESCOT), a recognised UK Osteopathic Education Provider. This pathway was recognised and accredited by the Osteopathic Council of Ireland in June 2019 and is the only recognised Osteopathic programme delivered in Ireland.

Only students starting on the Combined Pathway from September 2019 will be eligible for registration with the Osteopathic Council of Ireland under the terms of the OCI accreditation of June 24/06/2019.

From September 2019 ICOM deliver:

Five-year Combined Pathway Osteopathy Degree (Hons) in collaboration with NESCOT validated by Kingston University and accredited by the OCI.

Year 1: Level 5* – leading to Orthopaedic Sports Massage Diploma
Year 2: Level 6 – leading to Orthopaedic Sports Therapy Diploma
Year 3: Level 6 – leading to spinal Manipulative Therapy Diploma
Year 4: Level 7 – Osteopathic Diploma (non-practicing)
Year 5: Level 7 – (Level 6 FHEQ) BSc (Hons) Osteopathy delivered by NESCOT and validated by the University of Kingston.

*All qualifications pegged to the Irish National Qualifications Framework (NFQ)

The Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine is unique in that it is the only college in Ireland that offers clinical hours as part of the curriculum, this ensures students get a hands on approach to dealing with patients and the injuries that are presented in clinical situations.

Lecturers at ICOM are all fully qualified in their field of expertise, the tutors are Osteopaths, Medical Doctors, Radiographers and Manipulative Therapists . They all run full time busy clinics. We believe this is a must for any tutor, as he / she must “be living the job to teach the experience”
Mature students from all walks of life have studied with us and have enjoyed both the experience and facilities provided by the college.
We are now looking at a widening our appeal to Leaving Certificate holder- Please look at the specific courses for entry requirements.

All our courses are part-time and begin in September / October of each year; all courses run over weekends,
a full day Saturday and Sunday 9.30am to 5pm.

The Irish Institute of Physical Therapy now called the Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) has been a leader in Physical Therapy training in Ireland since 1994. September 2018 sees the government giving protection of title to Physiotherapists, they have also included Physical Therapy in this title. What this means is that you can only use this title if you have a full time degree course in Physiotherapy.

We therefore had to change the title of our courses, but the standards remains to the same and the ability to practice after qualifications is exactly the same. These courses can now be used as modules if the graduate decides they wish to study Osteopathy here in Ireland so same professional courses in Physical Therapy & Spinal Manipulations since 1994 just different name.

This led to the change of name from the Irish Institute of Physical Therapy to the Irish College of Osteopathic medicine. New name but the level of expertise and excellent student experience stays the same.

We now offer a flexible approach to Musculo-Skeletal therapy courses. We give you the flexibility to obtain a qualification that will allow you to work at your level of expertise at the end of each year, and at the end of the 5 years of part time attendance you will be a OCI recognised Osteopath.