Chris Swale is studying osteopathy and is passionate about helping people overcome health challenges and improve their wellbeing.
Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
RMIT is one of only three universities offering osteopathy in Australia. It has an excellent reputation for health and sciences, and a long history of producing high-quality osteopathic practitioners.
I’m passionate about studying osteopathy due to the intellectual challenge and personal satisfaction of helping patients overcome health challenges and improve their wellbeing. I appreciate the holistic approach osteopathy takes to help patients achieve balance.
RMIT is one of only three universities offering osteopathy in Australia. It has an excellent reputation for health and medical sciences, and a long history of producing high-quality osteopathic practitioners.
The program combines in-depth theoretical understanding of the human body and systems and practical applications that develop essential diagnostic, clinical and problem-solving skills.
In later years, treating patients in the student clinic or on work placement is an important part of the program providing hands-on experience and developing clinical skills.
My advice to future students is to visit an osteopath to experience what is involved in an osteopathic treatment. Talk to them about what they do and what they like about the profession. Importantly, visit the RMIT student clinic at University Hill and ask the student osteopathic practitioners about their experience of the program.
My dream is to use the business skills and experience from my career in finance, with my osteopathic training, to build a successful practice or help an existing clinic to expand. I’d like to help build bridges with other health practitioners and improve the understanding of how an osteopathic approach can benefit health and wellbeing.