Canine Osteopathic Conversion Course (COCC)

If you hold a relevant animal degree and have already studied the fundamentals of canine manual therapy, such as health and safety, professional studies, canine handling, canine osteology, arthrology and myology etc., and have worked therapeutically with dogs for several years in clinical practice, you may be eligible to apply for the Canine Osteopathic Conversion Course.

Price: £522.00 plus VAT where applicable. Successful students will then be expected to attend one day practicum, which is charged before booking.

Timeframe allowed for completion: Maximum 6 months.

Becoming a COCC student, offers you the opportunity to bypass some of AOI’s Level One Academic Pathway. This is typically because you are already an experienced animal practitioner (such as an ACPAT physio or IAVC chiropractor, with a degree background), competently using many of the techniques taught at Level One. AOI sees no benefit forcing an established practitioner to revisit knowledge, assessments and treatments that they use in every day practice, but if you have only just qualified, you may not be accepted (onto the COCC) because our Level two Diploma pathway assumes that the practitioner is comfortable and competent at working in clinical practice.

Firstly, students of the Canine Osteopathic Conversion Course must study following modules from Level one. These can all be taken online, so students must have a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection. 

Modules for completion: 

Module 1   Osteopathic Studies – Part I;

Module 2   Canine Perception and Communication; 

Module 4  Osteopathic Case History Taking;

Module 9   Functional anatomical integration of the canine patient; 

Module 14 Osteopathic integration of the whole patient;

Module 15 Case based discussion.

In addition to the above, COCC students must take all Level One quizzes (which have a pass mark of 70%). This will allow you (and AOI) to evaluate your level of understanding and learning. 

Secondly, COCC student will be asked to provide video evidence of a range of clinically relevant examples that will be assessed  to ensure student suitability as a prospective Level II student). The pass mark for this section of the course is 60%.

Once all aspects of the COCC have been successfully completed, the Programme Director will arrange to meet with the student (remotely) to discuss the outcome. If the student has been successful in the COCC, they will be expected to invited to the Day 0 practicum at the start of the Level Two Diploma Pathway. The cost of which is currently £250.00. This will allow AOI’s teaching team to work with any areas of identified weakness or significant difference, before the first practicum event. This will ensure that all conversion students are ready to embark the Diploma Pathway with existing AOI students. 

To Apply: 

Entry criteria for the COCC can be found via this LINK

If you do fulfil entry criteria to year two (Level Two), then you are welcome to apply for the COCC conversion course. We suggest that you are explicit about your qualifications and experience, as certificates alone are not enough. We are looking for good solid qualifications and clinical experience.  

Write to AOI on to have your queries answered, or to ask for an application form.