Functional Osteopathic Training

"I chose AOI because I wanted to be the finest practitioner that I could be. I looked at other courses, but felt that online learning alone was inappropriate for such a clinically sensitive discipline. AOI courses are so well written, with fantastic online content that gives you everything you need to attend a sessional practicum with confidence. The team is made up of experienced animal osteopaths who are kind, supportive and truly passionate about the field. It is a pleasure to work with them."
C. Walters

The AOI is passionate about animals. We care about animal welfare and about the quality of care practitioners offer. We don’t believe that osteopathic course should be taught solely online because animal’s deserve the same degree of care, as any other patient and that isn’t possible without experienced hands-on tutorage. That is why we have developed a pathway of study that includes everything an animal practitioner needs, to be safe and competent, in line with their Scope of Practice, including extensive hands-on practicals that we can now offer in the UK, Denmark, the USA, NZ and Canada.

We don’t suit students who seek a quick qualification that allows them treat animals. We are for students who see value in having a full unabridged osteopathic toolkit, so that they can feel confident that they can assess and treat safely without ever compromising the care of their patients. 

AOI’s Academic Pathway, has been comprehensively redeveloped to fulfil the clinical demands of today’s market. It includes an extensive curriculum that includes comprehensive online lectures, videos and live events. Alongside, high quality practicums at the end of every level. 

Open to veterinary professionals, regulated clinical professionals (i.e., osteopaths, physiotherapists and chiropractors) and graduates of AOI Approved Courses, such as Equinology Inc. our Academic Pathway offers students all-encompassing insight into the world of osteopathic concepts, philosophy and technique, redeveloped specifically for the equine and canine patient. 

Taught via two separate pathways, to respect the significant pathological and biomechanical differences between dogs and horses, students of AOI’s Academic Pathway, are trained to a standard that far exceeds most other courses and ensures that graduates are safe, competent practitioners, who can work autonomously in any professional setting. This ensures that AOI graduates have access to a wide-range of careers, which include but are not limited to: academia, clinical practice, commercial, political and legislative. 

Enrolment is open all year round, but for those wishing to attend specific practicums in a certain country, entry points are advised. Please follow our AOI Facebook page or blog, where these dates first get released.

How our Academic Programme works 

Would you like to start your journey today?

If you’re interested in becoming an animal osteopath, click on a link below to find our more about our canine and equine Foundation Courses. This is the starting point of the Diploma. 

AOI Divisional Partners


Foundation Course Practicums running May 2022. 12 places per pathway. 


Foundation Course Practicums running Autumn 2022. 12 places per pathway. Selling out fast!

The European school of Osteopathy

We have worked with the  European School of Osteopathy since 2014 and today it accredits our academic awards. This ensures transparency and quality assurance to all our students. 

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