Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy

Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO)

Since 1991, the Foundation for Paediatric Osteopathy (FPO) has trained more than 250 registered osteopaths in the specialism of paediatrics through our internationally renowned post-graduate Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO). Our comprehensive two-year course is the only one of its kind providing a minimum of 90 days of hands-on paediatric experience under the close supervision of our faculty experts.

All elements of learning and assessment take place in our highly reputed specialist paediatric clinics, including the Osteopathic Centre for Children  (OCC) in Wandsworth and our outreach clinic in Shoreditch. Our DPO students also enjoy the unique learning experience of working with premature and high dependency babies in the neonatal unit at Barnet Hospital, for five days per year of the course.

Before starting on the DPO, students need to have attained skills beyond the level of their undergraduate training. The FPO provides an Access Course to help prepare less experienced osteopaths with the knowledge and skills required for working in our clinics from the beginning of the DPO.

If you’re interested in the DPO but distance is a challenge, please contact us to discuss the Flexible Route.

For greater detail on what the DPO entails, including information on the Access Course, please take a look at the DPO Prospectus 2018. Or contact our Registrar at admissions@fpo.org.uk or 020 8875 5293.

How to apply

The 2018 applications round is now closed.

To apply for the 2019 DPO intake, first please ensure you meet the course requirements, and have two suitable referees willing to write you a reference.

We will update this page with the 2019 forms and advice in Spring 2019. Alternatively, sign up to receive our email updates, tick the training/CPD/conferences box, and we will make sure you are among the first to know when applications re-open.