College of Osteopaths enters a team in the Potteries Marathon


College celebrates 10 years of ground-breaking osteopathic training in Staffordshire with well-paced team entry in the Potteries Marathon

The College of Osteopaths is proud to be entering 4 teams made up of staff and students into the relay event of the Potteries Marathon on the 5th July 2015.

The College of Osteopaths, a charity, is a specialist provider of part-time degree programmes in osteopathy that offer entry to the profession. 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the launch of osteopathic training in Staffordshire. The M.Ost/B.Ost programmes, currently based in Stoke-on-Trent and run in partnership with Staffordshire University, are specifically designed for mature students with job and family commitments. Before 2005 there was no opportunity to study on an osteopathy degree programme in the whole of the northern half of the UK.

“Our part-time programme is a well-structured long distance event for people who want to enter the profession at a sensible pace” said Elizabeth Elander, Programme Leader. “Teamwork is important for our tutors and students: we all try to support each other over the finishing line to graduation, so our combined effort in the Potteries Marathon this year is typical of the osteopathic spirit!”

The training clinic at the North Staffordshire Medical Institute in Hartshill Road serves the local community with treatment offered by senior students working under the close supervision of experienced osteopath tutors. Any funds raised by the College’s marathon teams will help to subsidise treatment for people in need. To make a donation please visit