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The BSO is the UK’s oldest and largest school of osteopathy, and has been championing osteopathic education, research and health care for the past 100 years.
Over 40% of practicing osteopaths in the UK are BSO graduates, and have benefitted from the high-quality of our academic programme, the breadth of experience and expertise of our teaching staff, and the wealth of clinical practice opportunities offered by the BSO clinic.
Our students come from all over the world, and range from school-leavers with a passion for osteopathy to those seeking a career change or to extend their existing skills at a later stage in life.
The clinic itself is the largest osteopathic teaching clinic in Europe, delivering about 40,000 appointments each year through our specialist facilities and at community venues. We are dedicated to osteopathic heath care for all, and a large proportion of our clinical treatment is delivered free-of-charge to disadvantaged and vulnerable members of the community.
We strongly-support an evidence-informed approach, and have an active research department who are regularly published in journals and invited to speak at conferences around the world.
The school was first founded in 1917 by John Martin Littlejohn (pictured). Littlejohn
had formerly studied with the founder of osteopathy, Andrew Taylor Still, in the US,
and wanted to form a school in the UK to ‘set up a standard of osteopathic science,
to show the public what the science is and clinically to demonstrate its efficiency’.
He served as Dean of the School for 40 years.