Friday, 19 February 2016

The Two Full Time Osteopathy Programs in Canada

Canadian Osteopathic Education

There are currently a number of schools of osteopathy in Canada offering educational programs in European style osteopathy (aka manual osteopathy, no surgery, no medications).

There are only two schools offering osteopathy programs in Canada on full time basis. National Academy of Osteopathy offers a 12 months (260 days) full time diploma in osteopathic manual practice (DOMP) program through online as well as on-campus program. The only 4 year (640 days) full time osteopathic education in Canada is offered as a DO (doctor of osteopathy) program by Spain based National University of Medical Sciences (online or on-campus).

There is no other 3, 4 or 5 years full time osteopathy program in Canada. All other osteopathic colleges offer programs that are part time but take 3, 4 or 5 years to be completed.

For example the number of teaching days of the 4 and 5 years part time osteopathy programs offered by some colleges in Ontario is approximately 200 days. Another college that offers a 3 year program in osteopathy has total teaching days of only 36 days.

NAO and NUMSS offer the longest, most detailed osteopathy programs in Canada. They also teach most techniques than any other school in Canada.

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