The AOI Certificate & Diploma – Generic information.

NEW TO 2023. A brand new (one-year) Certificate Programme is now available. A high quality (one year) course with eight days of face-to-face practical workshops. This equates to year one of the Diploma Programme.

Our two-year Diploma programme has been reengineered in 2023, to create a broader opportunity to those interested in osteopathy for animals.

This means we can now offer students the chance to take year one of the Diploma as a standalone Certificate Programme. This course is the equivalent of year one of the Diploma Programme, which means it helps those who need a little more time raise the funds to take the whole two-year course.

More information can be found in our 2023 Prospectus.

The AOI Academic Pathway is taught via two separate pathways, to respect the significant pathological, environmental, and biomechanical differences between dogs and horses. Students can take both pathways but unless they are able to undertake full-time study, it is not advised that they run both courses in parallel.

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 practitioners have access to a wide range of careers, which includes but is not limited to academia, clinical practice, commercial, political, and legislative positions.

Students can apply all year round (if they want a guaranteed place on their chosen cohort), but classes typically start in September/October each year and we only take 12-14 students per cohort.

Subscribing to our mailing list (just let us know and we will add you) or following our AOI Facebook page  will keep you up to date.

We train equine and canine practitioners separately, in two distinct pathways. This is because horses and dogs are totally different creatures that suffer from different pathologies and environmental challenges. They are also different to assess and treat, and consequently require different approaches of osteopathic care. Click on the links below for more information.

If you would like a copy of our 2023 prospectus, to learn more about us and our programme, please click on the images below and we will get one over to you within one working day. 


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