OSCA Mentorship Programme

Represent OSCA & Osteopaths in sport

Develop your skills under the guidence of highly experienced practitioners

Gain experience working in sport

Create & promote opportunities for the next generation of Osteopaths

Become a valued member of a multi-disciplinary team

The OSCA Mentorship Programme provides a pathway for Osteopathy graduates to develop their sports specific skills and gain experience of working within a sporting environment. 

 

Mentees will be required to complete a minumum of 250 hours working with a sports team/club and attend OSCA Mentoring Workhops to develop thier skills.  They will be tasked with the challenge of channelling their experiences on the programme into creating and promoting opportunities for the next generation of Osteopaths with an interest in working in sport.  During the programme, this will include accompanying OSCA committee representatives on University visits, attending OSCA events and acting as Ambassadors for OSCA and Osteopaths in the sporting arena. 

 

Successful candidates will need to demonstrate a strong appreciation that with this exciting opportunity, comes the responsibility of representing OSCA and our profession in the utmost professional manner.  They will need to show that they are able to work within a team for the good of the athletes.  

 

On completion of the programme, Mentees be eligible to apply for Level 1 (fast track) on the Advanced Performance Pathway.  Their application will be considered on the merit of their commitment to developing their own skills and experience in sport and their contribution towards creating opportunities for the next generation of Osteopaths within sport.

 

Simeon Milton, Chairman & Fellow of Osteopathic Sports Care Association, has described the OSCA Mentorship programme as “a particularly exciting initiative which we hope will maintain the momentum generated at the Olympics & Paralympics of advancing Osteopathy in the sports arena”.  He continues to stress that “it is imperative that we pass the baton on to the next generation of Osteopaths in order to continue the Osteopaths’ Legacy and create more opportunities for Osteopaths to work in sport”.

 

Time/financial commitment:

 

In general, the placements require a minimum of one day per week, with some placements requiring a commitment of two days per week.  Mentees are responsible for finding their own placements locally but will be provided with guidance and potential contacts.  Mentees should be prepared that their placement will likely include evenings and/or weekend shifts and that they are responsible for their own travel costs.  

 

Essential requirements:

 

  • OSCA full/student membership Join OSCA

  • Recent graduate

  • Team player, enthusiastic

  • GOsC registration

  • First Aid qualification

  • Valid insurance

  • DRB certificate 

  • Strong interest in promoting osteopathy and pursuing opportunities in sport

  • Professional and reliable

 

Desirable but not essential:

 

  • Sports massage qualification

  • Taping skills

  • Exercise qualification/experience in sport

 

 

 

Deadline 18th May 2018

For more information please email students@osca.org.uk