United Kingdom, England

The school was established as the Ecole Française d'Ostéopathie (EFO) in Paris in 1951 and transferred to the university in 1965. The EFO, originally based in London moved to Kent in 1971, where it first worked from premises close to the center of Maidstone. In 1974, a new full-time, English-speaking curriculum was introduced because of the students demand in the UK. The School was formed as the European School of Osteopathy as a charity organization trade and its first four consecutive diplomas started on 1st October 1974. The original Maidstone site houses the education and work clinic of the academy, where students provide the public with osteopathic care.  In the curriculum, the functional philosophies of all the great osteopaths are incorporated, with a special focus on the fundamentals laid down by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still and complemented by incremental consideration of systemic, cranial, and visceral techniques.

Campus Life

There are two sites at the European School of Osteopathy: the academic one and the ESO Clinic.  Set in 17 acres of open land in an environment of scenic beauty, Boxley House is a magnificent 17th-century country manor house; it offers a comfortable and pleasant appropriate environment to research, with 5 teaching rooms, a well-resourced library, in-house restaurants, plus a variety of study and leisure for student convenience. There are treatment couches in most lecture rooms, making this special place especially suitable for manual therapy programs in fields such as physiotherapy, acupuncture, massage, etc. Similarly, to make an optimal room for gatherings or alternate course forms, these couches can be removed. It also has free parking, a variety of individual rooms, from large 100-seat classroom to smaller conference rooms appropriate for 8 members. With a variety of digital teaching tools, all classrooms are fitted. Besides, the new library and computer suite with supportive employees. 

Noted Alumni

To increase awareness of osteopathy and inspire the next generation of healthcare professionals, the University is continuously engaging with others. ESO has a good engagement with new schools and career consultants and invitations are growing year-on-year; ESO professors are already promoting work and eager to recruit alumni members to help meet demand across the UK and beyond.