Thursday, 31 December 2015

NUMSS DPT Program Gets You Top Career

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) gives you an advantage over other physiotherapists in finding top careers.

Dr Michael Dare, DPT, a graduate of NUMSS DPT program from South Africa found a career as a musculoskeletal specialist in Dubai thanks to his DPT degree.

Here is a letter he sent us today:

“……….I also wanted to inform Professor Pourgol that thanks to my DPT from NUMSS I have been successful in employment in the middle east (Dubai) as a MSK consultant physiotherapist.
Michael R Dare (B.Sc. Physiotherapy, M.Sc. OMT, DPT)”

NUMSS teaches DPT and 32 other health programs (including doctor of osteopathy & MBA in Health Care) in 54 countries. We provide online or on-campus education. Tuition is 3,300 per year.
To receive our information package please email us at Thank you.

NUMSS & ITI Academic Cooperation

We are glad to announce that Integrated Training Institute (ITI) has joined National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) as an affiliate partner.

ITI (, based in Singapore is Asia's leading kettlebell and Continuing Education provider. The institute provides the highest quality fitness related education programs for fitness professionals and allied health providers.

We welcome ITI to our group.

DPT for PhDs

Accelerated DPT for PhDs

The Board of Governor has approved a new 1 semester (6 months) online (worldwide) or on-campus (in Toronto) accelerated postgraduate Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program by National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) to be offered to physiotherapists with a PhD degree in physiotherapy.

Tuition is 1,650 EURO for the entire online program. On campus tuition is 6,732.50 EURO.

To receive our information package please email us at Thank you.

For Canadian NUMSS Students

Current Canadian NUMSS students:

As you were told during business lectures you are entitled to tuition, education and textbooks tax credits as NUMSS (Spain) is accepted by the Canadian Revenue Agency.

You were also told you that you could use all the expenses (travel, tuition, textbook costs, rent, etc) you incur to become a manual osteopath as your business expenses to reduce your personal income tax. To do so you must own a company (either sole, partnership or Inc) BEFORE you graduate. 

Best way is to register a numbered company. Please note you are entitled to use these expenses ONLY if you study towards making money in the future. If you study osteopathy just to increase your knowledge without planning to ever work as a manual osteopath in any capacity then you cannot use these educational expenses as business expenses.

NUMSS Gift to 2000 Physiotherapists

NUMSS Gift to 2000 Physical Therapists

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) gift to 2,000 physiotherapists (a free DVD containing the seminar on osteopathic management of cervicogenic headaches).

NUMSS Graduate on TV

National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) DPT graduate Dr Farjoud Shokouhi on national TV.


Photo by Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD (Jamaica - 2015).

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Happy Holidays!

We will be closed for holidays from Saturday, December 19, 2015 to Sunday, January 03, 2016. We will re-open the schools on Monday, January 04, 2016 at 8:30AM.

Saturday, 12 December 2015

NUMSS Alumni Invited to Singapore

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) Graduates are Invited to Submit Papers for 9th Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back & Pelvic Girdle Pain

We have been asked by the organizers of this event in Singapore to ask manual osteopaths to submit papers which could be in the form of research or clinical cases.

Physiotherapists, physicians and chiropractors regularly submit papers to this event but not so many manual osteopaths. It would be great if our graduates submit papers.

This is a major event attended by many health professionals. NUMSS graduates and students are invited to attend the event which contains many seminars. It is worth a trip to Singapore. 

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

NUMSS in Nigeria

NUMSS Admissions Office in Nigeria

We are happy to announce that physiotherapist, Dr Abdulsalam Yakasai, a student of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) has been accepted as an admission office representative of NUMSS in Nigeria. 
We welcome Dr Yakasai and wish him continued success.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

3 Cranial Osteopathy Professors

Did you know we have three professors who teach osteopathy in the cranial field (cranial osteopathy)? Jorge Andres, Dr D. Nuzum and Pamela Crosson-Fournier all teach cranial osteopathy. 

Thursday, 3 December 2015

300,000 EURO in gifts to 2,000 Physiotherapists

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) is giving a free DVD (valued at 150 EURO each) to 2,000 physiotherapists in Iran who are attending the 16th Annual Physiotherapy Seminar in Iran on Spine Related Disorders, next month in Tehran.

The DVD contains a seminar on Osteopathic Management of Cervicogenic Headaches, presented by NUMSS (Spain) president, Professor Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD. The seminar is presented in Farsi language. 

NUMSS provides online doctor of physical therapy, doctor of osteopathy and many other health related degree programs worldwide, with available practical technique classes.

To receive our information package please send an email to Thank you.

Dr Nuzum Lectures Uploaded

The following lectures by National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) professor, American osteopath, Dr. D. Nuzum, DO has been uploaded to NUMSS video server and are ready for NUMSS students: 

Osteopathic philosophy
Facilitated positional release techniques
Strain/counterstrain techniques
Techniques of Still
Cranial osteopathy
Balanced ligamentous tension techniques

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Osteopathy Insurance Coverage

Not all Canadians know that they are eligible to purchase extended health plans directly from insurers (not from work) that cover medications, glasses, dental work and osteopathic treatments among many other benefits. Depending on the insurer and policy, monthly payment range from $20 to $150.

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) graduates who practice in Canada should have print outs ready for patients without insurance coverage that would give them information about different insurers, different plans and insurance contact information.

It is a win-win situation, both for the patient as well as the manual osteopath. Almost 99% of insurers in Canada cover the cost of treatments provided by our graduates who are members of the Society of Osteopaths of Canada, Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association, National Manual Osteopathic Society, and other associations.

When your patients purchase private health insurance they will not have to pay out of pocket for your treatments. It is a benefit for them as well as you.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Online vs On Campus Degrees

Why online education is better?

A recent research on hands on skill learning indicates that in the long term online students learn better techniques than those enrolled in a campus based program.

The research done recently in USA compared two sets of students learning a manual skill, one set in a class and another from an online video.
The results indicated that in the same day, after watching the skill being taught online vs live in the classroom, those classroom students learned the skill better. However after one week, the online students performed the skill clearly better than the campus students.

The conclusion the researchers made is that the campus based students learn from an instructor and then rely on memory to perform the skill task every day. While the online students get to watch the instructor everyday and this makes their skill set closer to what the instructor teaches.

So in the short term (the same day) campus based education is better. However in the long term online students perform better techniques.

Sunday, 8 November 2015

$50,000 in Loans Available to NUMSS Graduates in Canada

The Canadian graduates of the manual osteopathy programs offered by the National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) are eligible to apply for up to 50,000 in loan money from Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) if they are residents of the province their osteopathy clinic is located.

The graduates must be the clinic owner, and be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. The osteopathy clinic must have been in operation for two years or longer. Clinics less than two years old are not eligible to apply. The loan must be repaid within 4 years and the current interest rate is 5.7%. The application process is completely online, eliminating any need for personal visits and meetings. 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

$15,000 in Loans Available to NUMSS Graduates

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) graduates of the bachelor of science in osteopathy & the doctor of osteopathy programs, 18 to 34 years old who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents are eligible to apply for business development loans of up to $15,000 (at prime posted by CIBC plus 3% interest rate) under the Futurpreneur Canada program of the Canadian government.

You must have already been graduated as a manual osteopath and have already opened your own private osteopathy clinic. Your clinic must be less than one year old and you have to agree to work with a mentor for up to 2 years and prepare a business plan.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

$60,000 in Grants Available to NUMSS Graduates

Ontario National University of Medical Sciences graduates who are between 18 and 29 years old are eligible to apply for up to $60,000 in non-payable grant, and those who are 30 years old and over are eligible to apply for up to $30,000 under the Smart Start Seed Fund from the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

The money must go to start up costs of your osteopathy clinic and is non-payable (this is a grant, not a loan).

Each grant comes with its own criteria and rules, but they all require that a start-up osteopathy clinic be endorsed and that the cash investment be matched by a third, non-government source (such as the manual osteopath).

Your clinic must be located in Ontario, and be incorporated. You must be the director or majority shareholder of your osteopathic clinic. The clinic must be less than 3 years old and you must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Proper Usage of the DO Designation in Ontario (Canada)

Attention NUMSS DO Students:

Great news!

We just received clarification from the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Ontario in regards to using the title of "DO". This is what you are allowed to write on your business card, flyers, website, Facebook, etc:
John Smith, DO (Spain)
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

If you do not treat patients (for example if you are a teacher or clinic manager), you can use:
Dr John Smith, DO

If you treat patients, you cannot call yourself a doctor or use the designation “Dr”. However everyone else can call you a doctor or use “Dr” before your name (as long as they are not your employees).

This applies only to those students practicing in Ontario. In most countries you are allowed to use Dr John Smith, DO.

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

NUMSS President with Prime Minister of Canada

Congratulations to honorable Justin Trudeau for becoming one of the youngest prime ministers of Canada. 

Friday, 9 October 2015

NUMSS going campus based

As you know National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS) is an online university with week-long practical campus based classes. Due to popular demand, we are working also to open a campus by 2016 so all NUMSS programs could also be offered year-long (two semesters per year) at campus for those who wish to attend classrooms at a campus.

We are growing again!

We have doubled the size of dedicated video servers as they were reaching their limits. This would allow our students to watch the video lectures at a faster speed.

Most Popular Physiotherapy Post on FB

A physiotherapy (& osteopathy) related post published by National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) on August 04, 2015 has become the most popular physiotherapy post on Facebook.
As of October 08, 2015 Physiotherapists across the globe have “liked” the post over 16,000 times, have shared the post 537 times and left 239 comments!

Here is the post:
NUMSS teaches a bachelor of science in osteopathy, a doctor of osteopathy, a doctor of physical therapy and 30 other health related degree programs in 54 countries. NUMSS is the largest provider of osteopathic education in the world.

To receive the academic calendar and the information package about our degree programs please send an email to
Thank you.

World Confederation for Physical Therapy Report

Congratulations to Dr Farjoud Shokouhi the first DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) graduate of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) who is a member of the supreme council of the Medical Council of Iran, for organizing the World Physical Therapy Day celebration in Iran that was held at the Medical Council of Iran. The event was reported by the World Confederation For Physical Therapy (WCPT).

Iranian Physiotherapy Association is a member of WCPT.

Monday, 21 September 2015

Dean of Faculty of Medicine Graduates with a DO degree

We are happy to have such distinguished graduate as Dr Narkeesh Arumugham (physiotherapist & osteopath), who has graduated from NUMSS doctor of osteopathy (DO) program. Dr Arumugham is the dean of faculty of medicine as well as head of the physiotherapy department of the Punjabi University in India.

Monday, 31 August 2015

NUMSS Most Senior Graduate

Dr Charles Henry Roberts, DOMP, BSc(O), DO (from Florida, USA) is a manual osteopath who went on to obtain a dual degree in bachelor of science in osteopathy and doctor of osteopathy (DO) from National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). Charles is our most senior graduate.

Monday, 10 August 2015

Top 50 Online Doctoral Programs (NUMSS DO is one of them!)

Top 50 Online Doctoral Programs of the World

We were just informed that the online DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) program offered by the National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) has been chosen as one of the top 50 online Doctoral programs.

Here is the link to the posted article.

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Best Career Upgrade for Physiotherapists in 54 Countries

Did you know over 25% of manual osteopaths are also physiotherapists? 

Did you know physical therapists who offer manual osteopathy increase their income by $28,000 per year?

Did you know physiotherapists who offer manual osteopathy are generally fully booked with a long waiting list? 

Did you know physical therapists who are also manual osteopaths are in high demand? 

Did you know the average income of manual osteopaths is $90,000 (compared to $72,000 for physiotherapists)?

Did you know manual osteopathy is the highest paid health profession physiotherapists can enrol through online education as a continuing education postgraduate program?

Did you know physiotherapists can earn a DO degree in 1 year (tuition 3,300 EURO)?

Did you know physical therapists can earn a BSc (osteopathy) in 6 months (tuition 1,650 EURO)? 

Physiotherapists in US, Canada & 52 other countries receive advanced credits allowing them to earn a European style manual osteopathy degree (online or in-campus) in a shorter time (6 months for the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy & one year for the Doctor of Osteopathy) at lower tuition (3,300 EURO per year).

Our degree is valid in all countries and graduates can use manual osteopathic techniques such as cranial osteopathy, visceral manipulation, osteoarticular techniques, muscle energy techniques, balanced ligamentous tension, positional facilitated release, strain/counterstrain, Still’s, manual mechanotherapy, etc, everywhere including Canada, USA and Europe.  We have more technique instructors than any other school of osteopathy. 

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) offers a number of online health related degree programs, including a 100% online DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy).

Our alumni are permitted to work in all Canadian provinces, American states, and all European, African & Asian countries (In Canada & USA our graduates must call themselves manual osteopaths or osteopathic manual practitioners as the term osteopath is reserved for American style osteopathic physicians who also do surgery and prescribe medications). 

NUMSS (Spain) is accepted as a “University Outside Canada” by the Canadian government. As such our Canadian students can receive up to $5000 in tuition and textbooks tax credits from the Canadian Revenue Agency.  Our tuition is also tax deductible as a business expense. 

Manual osteopathy is one of the top 25 professions in Canada as reported by the CIBC. There is zero unemployment in this profession. Average income is $90,000/yr (compared to $72,000 per year for physiotherapists in Canada). 

A 2012 survey indicates that manual osteopathy is the #1 choice of Canadians for low back pain relief as compared to physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture and medication. In some Canadian cities (such as London) there is a one year waiting list to see a manual osteopath. 

NUMSS (Spain) is an accredited manual osteopathy school, teaching online worldwide with alumni in 54 countries, that is accepted by many associations, such as Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association (that is accepted by most insurers), College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, Asociation des ostéopathes Regroupement des Intervenants et Thérapeutes en Médecine Alternative, Ontario Association of Osteopathy & Alternative Medicine, Alliance Canadienne de Médecine Alternative , British Columbia College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, Collège des Ostéopathes Canadiens, Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathic Association, Society of Osteopaths of Canada, Tribal Health Care Administration & Licensing of the North Carolina Nottaway Tribal Community, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners, Ontario Chamber of Commerce, & Alberta College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences amongst others.

NUMSS DPT graduates can also join American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a number of other physiotherapy associations. 

To help your patients more and to set yourself apart from competitors, earn your degree in manual osteopathy now. Osteopathy offers miraculous results for chronic pain originating from musculoskeletal and joint disorders. 

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Friday, 24 July 2015

More technique instructors than any other school

Did you know we have more technique instructors than any other schools of osteopathy?

Did you know most schools have only one technique instructor? 

Did you know we are the only ones who have two instructors dedicated to visceral manipulation techniques?