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Education

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Education

Osteopathy Education

The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) in collaboration with Plymouth University offers a 4-year part-time study program that leads to a level 7 degree with the possibility of completing a final Master of Science thesis (M.Sc.).

The entry requirements for the osteopathy education are that you are already a trained physiotherapist, chiropractor, or doctor. (OBS in Sveden manual/massage therapist)

The education takes place one weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) once a month, 10 times a year. Additionally, there is a week-long summer school in England each year with annual examinations and instruction.
The osteopathy education at the European School of Osteopathy allows physiotherapists to continue their clinical practice while studying to become osteopaths.

The part-time education is actually an advantage for the practitioner, as the knowledge the practitioner acquires every weekend can and should be immediately applied in the clinic the following week. This way, the practitioner quickly becomes trained in the skills they acquire during the education.

What is an Osteopath?

Osteopathy is a holistic education, where you work with patients who have discomfort and pain in the body. As mentioned, the education is a 4-year part-time program that can be pursued by physiotherapists, chiropractors, or doctors.
Here, you use the new knowledge you learn in the program and incorporate it into your daily health-related work after each course is completed, so that you practice and apply it. After completing the program, you apply for your health-related authorization as an osteopath.

An osteopath works with the whole human being, acting like a detective looking for the cause or causes behind the problem, rather than just treating the symptoms.

As an osteopath, you always strive to help people, not only through manual treatment but also by educating the patient about their own body, so they themselves understand what lies behind their pain and what needs to be worked on in collaboration with the practitioner.

Education

Get your authorization as an osteopath

The European School of Osteopathy (ESO) is the oldest and one of the most recognized schools in Europe. The school operates as a non-profit organization, meaning that the school’s purpose and objectives are not from an economic aspect, but exclusively to enhance and spread the profession and recognition of osteopathy.

The school does not compromise on professionalism and quality, which is why all teachers have at least a master’s degree and extensive professional experience as an osteopath.


In Denmark, ESO is the only school that offers the opportunity to study osteopathy both in Zealand and Jutland. Here, the student can, after completing a 4-year degree, receive the title of Master of Science (M.Sc.) DO.M.R.O.K, treat patients referred for osteopathy, and apply for authorization as an osteopath.

Apply directly at the ESO school

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How the education proceeds in steps

ESO - First year
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  • Course 1 – Introduction to ESO
  • Course 2 – General Osteopathic Examination (GOE)
  • Course 3 – General Osteopathic Technique 1 (GOT)
  • Course 4 – Introduction to visceral osteopathic principles and practice
  • Course 5 – Lumbar spine and pelvis
  • Course 6 – Lower extremity 1: hip and knee
  • Course 7 – Lower extremity 2: Ankle and foot
  • Course 8 – Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT)
  • Course 9 – Introduction to Fascia: Myofascia, Sclerofascia, Viscerofascia & Meningeofascia
  • Course 10 – Osteopathic clinical consultation and Osteopathic history taking and differential diagnoses (OCC)

Summer school – 1 week at ESO school in England

  • Day 1 – 1st Year Exam
  • Day 2 – Introduction to the cranium (IVM)
  • Day 3 – Lumbar spine and pelvis and review of lower extremities
  • Day 4 – The cervical spine
  • Day 5 – Medical testing (GMS)
  • Day 6 – Research and professionalism

ESO - Second year
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  • Course 1 – Thoracic spine and neck 2
  • Course 2 – Shoulder and upper extremity
  • Course 3 – Muscle Energy Technique (MET) 1
  • Course 4 – Muscle Energy Technique (MET) 2
  • Course 5 – Visceral 2: Major Abdomino-pelvic Visceral Structures: Liver, gallbladder, stomach and spleen
  • Course 6 – Visceral 3: Major Abdominal-pelvic Visceral Structures: pancreas, small and large intestine
  • Course 7 – Research and professionalism 2
  • Course 8 – Medical testing (GMS) 2
  • Course 9 – Cranial (IVM) 2: Cranial base & Neurocranium
  • Course 10 – Osteopathic clinical consultation 2 (occ)

Summer school – 1 week at ESO Osteopathy School

  • Day 1 – 2nd year exam
  • Day 2 – Cranium 3
  • Day 3 – Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) 2
  • Day 4 – Lumbar spine and pelvis and review of lower extremities
  • Day 5 – Shoulder and upper extremity review
  • Day 6 – Research and professionalism 3

ESO - Third year
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  • Course 1 – Cranium (IVM) 4
  • Course 2 – Cranium (IVM) 5
  • Course 3 – Pain
  • Course 4 – Visceral 4
  • Course 5 – Visceral 5
  • Course 6 – General Osteopathic Technique 2 (GOT)
  • Course 7 – The athletic patient
  • Course 8 – Psychology in osteopathic practice
  • Course 9 – Osteopathic clinical consultation (OCC) 3
  • Course 10 – Osteopathic clinical consultation (OCC) 4

Summer school – 1 week at ESO Osteopathy School in England

  • Day 1 – 3rd year exam
  • Day 2 – Harmonic technique
  • Day 3 – Mother & child
  • Day 4 – Research and professionalism 4
  • Day 5 – Progress review (HVLA)
  • Day 6 – Balanced Ligamentous Tension (BLT) 3
  • Day 7 – Cranium (IVM) 6

ESO - Fourth year
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  • Course 1 – Pediatric osteopathy 1
  • Course 2 – Pediatric osteopathy 2
  • Course 3 – Osteopathic approach to women’s health 1
  • Course 4 – Osteopathic approach to women’s health 2
  • Course 5 – Position release
  • Course 6 – Visceral 6
  • Course 7 – Visceral 7
  • Course 8 – Cranium 7
  • Course 9 – Portfolio peer review
  • Course 10 – Final exam

Summer school – 1 week at ESO School in England

  • Day 1 – Osteopathic approach to the elderly patient
  • Day 2 – Still technique
  • Day 3 – Specific manipulative technique (SAT) 1 & 2
  • Day 4 – Cranium & neck: Integration
  • Day 5 – Thorax: Integration
  • Day 6 – Lower back and pelvis: Integration
  • Day 7 – Clinical cases

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