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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



Deadline for registration for the current school year of 2020-2021 is September 9th, 2020.


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.

Full Time Requirements:

  •  Palpation and landmarking course (this course is open to therapists if they are interested or those therapists who do not have much experience with landmarking and palpation).
  • Attend a minimum of 6 guided practice sessions per month.
  • 1 day of observation in an osteopathic practice every month, or to attend student clinic as observers. 
  • Completion of each osteopathic module per academic school year.
  • Completion of science credits from the accredited University upon graduation with a minimum GPA of 1.6.
  • Completion of Functional Neurology Modules 1-3 (4 is optional).
  • Completion of all 8 Pathophysiology Modules.
  • Completion of online research course and research project.

The Health Science credits are provided as online education by an Ontario university. Students must pass both health science credits with a 1.6 GPA, as well as the osteopathic course work to graduate from OAoPO and receive their diploma. The course load involved in the health science credits is 40% of a full time health science program at the university, the rest of the students hours of education revolve around the in person osteopathic education modules and clinical training. Exemption from health science credits will only be granted if equivalent education can be verified by a university transcript.

Total clinical exposure required to graduate as a full time student are 1000 hours.


Practitioner Program


Deadline for registration for the current school year of 2020-2021 is September 16th, 2020.


The Practitioner Program is open to anyone with the following backgrounds: Chiropractic, Naturopathic, 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.

Functional Neurology & Pathophysiology


No deadline for registration. All courses are online.


Functional Neurology: It is highly recommended to have an appropriate background to give you the best experience in taking this course.

Recommended background: Chiropractor, ND and MD.

Direct Enrollment: Functional Neurology Modules

Pathophysiology: No background recommendations.

Direct Enrollment: Pathophysiology Modules


 

How to Register?


Program Enrollments:

  • 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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