HOW TO APPLY
  • A non refundable $150.00 processing fee.
  • A copy of your past educational transcript(s)
  • A copy of your government ID
  • A criminal background check (Click here)

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for requirements and program types

REQUIREMENTS
Non – Practitioner Program  (Type 1 Program in accordance with WHO) – This program is open to anyone who does not have a healthcare background.

 

Practitioner Program  (Type 2 Program in accordance with WHO) – The Practitioner Program is open to anyone with the following backgrounds: Chiropractic, Naturopathic, Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy, Occupational therapy, Medical Doctor, Nurse, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture.

NON – PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

This is a full time program that is oriented towards non-therapists who wish to graduate a program that is compliant with the standards set by the World Health Organization. The standards were revisited a few years ago and produced the CEN document on osteopathic education, an updated version of the original guidelines in the World Health Organization document.

The full time program consists of a combination of health science credits provided by an Ontario University as well as the courses involved in the practitioner program with a few additional courses to help bridge the gap between the two different groups who make up the OAoPO student body, practitioners and non-practitioners.

PRACTITIONER PROGRAM

The Practitioner Program is open to anyone with the following backgrounds:

Chiropractic, Naturopath(*), Physiotherapy, Athletic Therapy(*), Occupational therapy (*), Medical Doctor(*), Nurse (*), Massage Therapy (*), Acupuncture (*).

(*) Will require some additional training and or science credits to participate in the practitioner program.

The guidelines for required clinical hours for different backgrounds are the following:

Physiotherapy: 550 hours of clinical training.

Athletic Therapy(*): 600 hours of clinical training.

Chiropractor: 550 hours of clinical training.

Naturopath(*): 750 hours of clinical training.

Medical Doctor(*): 750 hours of clinical training.

Occupational Therapy(*): 1000 hours of clinical training.

Massage Therapy(*): 800 hours of clinical training.

Acupuncture(*): 1000 hours of clinical training.

Practitioner Program Requirements

  • Attend 4 guided practice sessions/per month (*)this may vary depending on previous training
  • Observation hours in an osteopathic practice 6-8 times a year.
  • Completion of each osteopathic module per academic school year.
  • Completion of Functional Neurology Modules 1-3 (Module 4 is optional)
  • Completion of all Pathophysiology Modules
  • Completion of research course and research project.