The School

Created in 2011, the International Osteopathic Medical School of Bordeaux, a private higher education school, trains students in the Diploma of Osteopath D.O.

Built with the aim of training highly qualified, competent and responsible professionals, IOB has chosen to develop a model of a human-sized school where learning is demanding and the course of each student is individualized.

Developing osteopathy as medicine and rethinking its teaching are the foundations on which the values of IOB are based.

In the heart of the “Bassins à Flot”, in a student hub in full expansion just minutes from the city center and the train station, IOB and its clinic are installed in a new building, on a plateau of 1400m2 entirely designed to the teaching and practice of osteopathy.

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Première promotion diplômée en 2017


Literally, if translated directly from Latin, it means “closed number”. To be admitted to go on a training course, it is the number of people authorized by the establishment.

With a numerus clausus, pass a competitive examination is not enough, it must be part of the best candidates. In the case of osteopathy, this makes it possible to limit the number of practitioners spread across the territory and thereby smooth the profession to enhance its credibility and meet the needs of patients.

It is a very important element to guarantee the seriousness of a school, a diploma and a profession. This numerus clausus avoids the large number of professionals who arrive each year. This also avoids the phenomenon of saturation of the territory.

Our difference : quality, demand and excellence

The profession of osteopath is difficult, there is stiff competition. That’s why at IOB, we are committed to give a quality training. In this way, we can award a diploma to responsible, autonomous and competent students.

4 reasons to choose IOB:

Limited students classes for personalized follow-up

More than 1500h of practice

Experienced and recognized teaching body

a school tourned to international

IOB, a school in a dynamic city in which it makes good live and study

IOB is located in a rapidly expanding district: “les bassins à flots”. On the university territory of Chartrons, you will be close to many other high schools and you will enjoy the dynamism of this student district and its many amenities: restaurants, bakery, supermarket, bus…

In addition, the school is only 10 minutes by tram from the city center and 10 minutes walk from the Cité du Vin.

Bordeaux, UNESCO World Heritage City

Attractive city (rewarded by Lonely Planet) and with a lot of charm, Bordeaux has many assets. From the sweetness of the quays to the splendor of the Place de la Bourse and the activity of the shopping street Sainte Catherine, you will enjoy discovering both banks of the city. A few kilometers away, you will enjoy beautiful natural areas: the Arcachon bay, the Dune of Pilat or the many wine-growing regions.

In addition, Bordeaux is located just 2h30 by car from Spain and the Pyrenees and 2h03 by TGV from Paris.

The word of school head

Mr. Vincent STAF, directeur de l’IOB

Being and becoming an osteopath is a real opportunity for French youth today.

Our profession is recognized and supervised by the Ministry of Health since 2007. This supervision of the training is an additional asset for the intrinsic value of the Diploma of Osteopath and for the development of the profession. The number of consultations that continues to grow in France reflects the indisputable place of osteopathy in the course of care. And this, in many fields: pediatrics, obstetrics, rheumatology, traumatology, high level sport…

However, the choice of a training institution must be made on three strategic axes:

  1. The number of students per promotion in the institution;
  2. The quality of the teaching staff and the quality of the educational clinic;
  3. The international dimension of the institution.

These strengths are essential to the success of the student’s career, but above all to his professional future.

Osteopathy is a medicine that is transmitted, an art of healing that must be taught in proximity and exchange. A manual medicine learning relationship with a very high level of anatomical and physiological knowledges. The educational clinic must allow the student to address all the reasons for consultation through a rigorous and progressive teaching. All this can only be done in a spirit of knowledge transfer by professionals.

Since its creation in 2011, IOB is committed to the respect and the development of an advanced pedagogy, while preserving the basics concepts of osteopathy published more than two hundred years ago by AT Still. Small promotions, a spirit of support, a rigor to achieve a high level of skill, an ability to collaborate with the medical world are philosophy and the soul of our school. Only approved institution member of the public agency Campus France, IOB offers its students the essential opportunity of an international experience.

The greatest reward from these efforts requirement for a Director is as follows: each and every one of our students graduate without exception are practicing and developing a career in the medical world in France or abroad.


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05 56 33 89 80

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12 Sente des Carrelets
33 300 Bordeaux