Tuesday, 24 January 2017

First University Based Osteopathy Program in Canada!

In 2016 we applied to the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development for approval of a diploma in osteopathic manual practice program to be offered by the National University of Medical Sciences (USA). We just received a letter from the ministry that informed us we are exempted from being registered by the ministry.

National University of Medical Sciences (USA) is now the first university in history to offer a campus based osteopathy in Canada! Currently all on-campus osteopathy programs in Canada are offered by colleges.

The program is available only to students with prior health education such as massage therapists, nurses, physiotherapists, chiropractors and kinesiologists. It is a 6 months program (1 semester) and included 2 months of internship at the NAO student clinic.

The program is held at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) in Toronto, Ontario.
NUMSS (USA) is not a Canadian university and it is not registered as a university in Canada. We are registered in Naples, Florida in March 2016 as an online university. This is our first campus based program. The first class is scheduled to start on March 03rd, 2017. Tuition is $5,000 US for the online DOMP program. Tuition for the on-campus program is $7,000 US. Online students have access to two weeks of free on-campus practical classes in Toronto.

The DOMP is a Canadian osteopathy title copy-righted by National Academy of Osteopathy. Our graduates will be permitted to a number of associations in Canada which permits them to work in all Canadian provinces and to bill most extended private health plan insurers.

To receive more information and to request our information package please send us an email to admissions@numss.us or visit our website at www.numss.us.

Thank you. 

Monday, 23 January 2017

Osteopathy Student Internship in Montreal

NAO graduate, Frederic Koomsatira, BSc, CSCS, DOMP (osteopath & a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champion and coach) has been kind enough to allow our students to shadow him and work on a volunteer basis in his clinic in Montreal (Quebec, Canada).

Our interested students who wish to do some volunteer work should contact Frederic directly at fredkoomsatira@gmail.com or 1-514-581-3400. The clinic website is: www.koom.ca.

We are grateful to Frederic for helping our students. Any other graduate who wishes to allow our students shadow them please let the admissions office know.

Thank you.

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Visceral Manipulation

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. We have two professors teaching osteopathic visceral techniques.
Visceral Manipulation can benefit:
• Vertigo
• Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue
• Post-cardiac surgery
• Swallowing difficulties
• Acid Reflux and Heartburn
• Women's health issues
• Endometriosis
• Fibroids and Cysts
• Bladder incontinence
• Crohn's Disease
• Liver disorders
• Digestive disorders
• Pediatrics issues
• Neuromotor problems
• And many more conditions.

Dr Oleg Bagrin, MD, DOMP, DO is one of the professors teaching visceral techniques at National University of Medical Sciences. 

Our most popular post

Doctor of Naprapathy - DN

Our team was successful to get approved and added to the curriculum of National University of Medical Sciences (USA) a new online Doctor of Naprapathy (DN) program in Naples, Florida.

Naprapathy is a type of manual health care with a focus on connective tissue.. Dr Oakley Smith (an osteopath, chiropractor and medical doctor) founded Naprapathy in 1907.

The first class is scheduled to start in March 2017.

Ontario Dance Champion

One of our top students, who received the highest mark in her practical technique exam in her osteopathy class at National Academy of Osteopathy, manual osteopath & Ballerina Dasha Veprjitska, DOMP is an Ontario dance champion and a superb athlete.

She was a crucial help in getting the bachelor of science in fitness training added to the programs of National University of Medical Sciences (USA). We are grateful for her help.

Dasha is currently enrolled at the dual degree bachelor of science in osteopathy and master of business administration (MBA) in healthcare programs of NUMSS (Spain), while working part time for us. She will start working full time once her studies are completed.

Bachelor of Science in Fitness Training - BSc (FT)

Our team was successful to get approved and added to the curriculum of National University of Medical Sciences (USA) a new degree program in fitness training in Naples, Florida.

The bachelor of science in fitness training is an advanced accelerated online continuing education program available only to personal trainers.

The first class is scheduled to start in March 2017.

Letter from Florida Governor

Honorable Rick Scott, the governor of Florida was kind enough to send Dr Pourgol a hand-written letter wishing a happy holidays and prosperous 2017 for the students of National University of Medical Sciences (USA).

We are grateful to governor Scott for thinking about our students in this festive season.

Card from Prime Minister of Canada

National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) president, Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD received a card from honorable Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister.

A Poem for NUMSS President

A poem written by one of Dr Pourgol's students.

Why I chose to study osteopathy at NUMSS

My name is Dr Jean Menard. I choose the program Doctor of osteopathy for many reasons , the curriculum interested me in a sense that it complemented my education in kinesiology . Also since I have a busy practice the on line lectures were the best compromise because I could have made my own time table and studied at my pace. I am very satisfied of the content of the program it has attracted my interest strongly and motivated me to get out of my comfort zone. Since my graduation I give a better service to my patients and I have personally found a missing link in achieving my search for the ideal treatment.

Dr Jean Alexandre Menard
Boucherville, Qu├ębec Canada
Doctor of Osteopathy 2016
National University of Medical Sciences (Spain)

Online vs On-campus Education

Which one is better? The answer may surprise you!

Here is a research article by the US Department of Education that indicates online students perform better than on-campus students. "The meta-analysis found that on average, students in online learning conditions performed modestly better than those receiving face-to-face instruction." 

We teach online as well as on-campus education. However our on-campus students have full access to all our online video lectures as well.


A post by a chiropractor & osteopath (NUMSS Student)

A post by chiropractor & osteopath Dr Richard S.W. Pang, DC, DO a student of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) in Singapore:

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,What I liked most about the course, Doctor of Osteopathy DO (Spain), was the Business Management section. In this part, the lectures are given by, Dr. Shahin Pourgol........... When he talks, you listen. He is an extremely passionate and motivated person and teaches how other Manual Osteopaths can be highly successful practitioners and entrepreneurs like him. The reality is, as a healthcare professional, you are running and operating a business. So you need to be a savvy businessman (businesswoman).......