Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy

The course covers in-depth studies of anatomy, physiology and pathology together with advanced techniques of manipulation for the treatment of a wide-range of musculo-skeletal disorders.

It involves 20 days of tuition and practical experience with written and practical assignments and is generally held one weekend per month between September and July.  Students should expect a minimum of 220 hours of home study during the course.


The Advanced Diploma in Manipulative Therapy is awarded to successful candidates, who are then entitled to use Adv Dip MT (MSM) after their name and apply for full membership of the NAMMT and CNHC.


Module 10 = Systemic Diseases
Module 11(i) = The Cervical Spine
Module 11(ii) = The Cervical Spine (continued)
Module 12 = The Shoulder Joint
Module 13 = The Wrist and Elbow
Module 14 = The Thoracic Spine
Module 15 = The Lumbar Spine and Pelvis
Module 16 = The Hip Joint
Module 17 = The Knee Joint
Module 18 = Feet and Ankles


– Students are required to attend 75% of the seminars
– Students must complete and submit all research assignments
– Two 2.5 hour papers, one in Anatomy and Physiology and the other covering Consultation,  Examination and Treatment, constitute the written assessment which requires a passing grade of 65%.
– There is also a practical exam, in which an overall grade of 75% is required
– A Credit is awarded to those who achieve 75% or more in the written papers
– A Distinction is awarded for a grade of 85% or over in the written papers


Total course cost = £1880. This includes an initial fee of £600, followed by eight monthly payments of £160 by standing order.

Students may make payment in full at the commencement of the course by cheque or credit card.

Fees are non-refundable in the event of non-attendance but in certain circumstances a student may have their course temporarily suspended. Fees are subject to revision at any time except for students already enrolled. Enrolment is deemed to have lapsed after 12 months of non-attendance.


Commencing September 2017: In progress

Subject September Intake
10 Systemic Diseases 16/17 Sept 2017
11 (i) The Cervical Spine 14/15 Oct 2017
11 (ii) The Cervical Spine 11/12 Nov 2017
12 The Shoulder 9/10 Dec 2017
13 The Wrist and Elbow 13/14 Jan 2018
14 The Thoracic Spine
10/11 Feb 2018
15 The Lumbar Spine and Pelvis 10/11 Mar 2018
16 The Hip Joint
14/15 Apr 2018
17 The Knee Joint 19/20 May 2018
18 Feet and Ankles
9/10 Jun 2018
7/8 Jul 2018

Commencing September 2019:

Subject September 2019 Intake
10 Systemic Diseases 14/15 Sept 2019
11 (i) The Cervical Spine 12/13 Oct 2019
11 (ii) The Cervical Spine 9/10 Nov 2019
12 The Shoulder 7/8 Dec 2019
13 The Wrist and Elbow TBC Jan 2020
14 The Thoracic Spine TBC Feb 2020
15 The Lumbar Spine and Pelvis TBC Mar 2020
16 The Hip Joint TBC Apr 2020
17 The Knee Joint TBC May 202
18 Feet and Ankles TBC Jun 2020


Either, completion of the Remedial Massage Diploma Course or completion of a course of similar status.  A basic course in massage would not be an adequate preparation unless the person concerned had gained reasonable clinical experience. The school may require evidence, an interview or both to determine this.