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ONLY ACCREDITED OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE COURSE IN IRELAND

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).
ICOM delivers a variety of Musculoskeletal and short CPD courses, and since 2019
we have provided students the opportunity to obtain an Osteopathic Council of
Ireland (OCI) accredited qualification. ICOM offer all students a 4 +1year part-time
linked pathway, leading to a Batchelors degree (BSc) in Osteopathy. Years 1 to 4
culminate in an Osteopathic Diploma (DO non-practicing), which then can allow
progression on to the 1-year BSc in Osteopathy delivered by the North East Surrey
College of Technology (NESCOT), a recognised UK Osteopathic Education Institute
(OEI). This pathway was accredited by the OCI in June 2019 and is the only
recognised Osteopathic programme delivered in Ireland.
Only students starting the Linked Pathway from September 2019 will be eligible for
registration with the OCI under the terms of the accreditation of June 2019.
Five-year (4 +1year) Linked Pathway – OCI
Accredited
4-year Diploma in Osteopathy (DO non-practicing) with the
opportunity to progress on to a 1-year BSc (Hons) Programme

Year 1: Level 5* – Orthopaedic Sports Massage Diploma
Year 2: Level 6 – Orthopaedic Sports Therapy Diploma
Year 3: Level 6 – Spinal Manipulative Therapy Diploma
Year 4: Level 7 – Osteopathic Diploma (non-practicing)
1yr BSc (Hons) Osteopathy: Level 7 – Delivered by NESCOT
(Level 6 FHEQ)

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.