ENGLISH OSTEOPATHIC SCHOOL IN ASSOCIATION WITH National University of Medical Sciences
Dr Robbie Goodrum welcomes you to study Advanced Postural Biomechanical Correction (APBC) technique and Osteopathy.
Doctor of osteopathy DO program 3 practical modules (APBC part 1, 2 & 3) plus 1 online module with National University of Medical Sciences the world’s largest online osteopathic school.
Overview of NUMSS Admissions to the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program
Thank you for your interest in the doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). The DO program is offered online (worldwide) as well as on-campus (Toronto). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask us any questions you may have. All osteopathy classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the online DO program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice osteopathic techniques under supervision of an osteopath have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain, Toronto, Canada, or a number of other cities (we teach worldwide with practical technique classes in up to 54 countries) once per semester. The practical lab is not mandatory and students can graduate without attending the lab. NUMSS (Spain) DO students and graduates can join many associations and are eligible to work in all countries including USA, Canada, Spain, Italy and elsewhere. However in Canada & USA our graduates work as “osteopathic manual practitioners” or “manual osteopaths” as in these two countries the term “osteopath” is reserved for American style osteopathic physicians who perform surgery and prescribe medications (we teach European style osteopathy, no surgery, no medications, hands-on work only). NUMSS (Spain) students in Canada and some other countries are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from their tax authorities as we are accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government as well as a number of other countries. Students from most other countries are eligible to use the tuition as a business expense to reduce their annual business income tax.
Why Choose Osteopathy?
Osteopathy is one of the most complete health care systems in the world. It is a distinctive form of medical practice. The practice of osteopathy utilizes all available modern manual medicine techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints and nerves. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). Osteopaths understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.
Why Choose to Study Osteopathy at NUMSS?
Because National University of Medical Sciences prepares you to be the most successful doctor of osteopathy. Our program is techniques oriented. You will become a doctor ready to practice in the real world. You will learn subjects not covered elsewhere (orthopaedic bracing, custom made orthotics, decompression therapy, clinical ergonomics, physiotherapy modalities, work & auto injuries rehab.) NUMSS offers you a chance to receive a dual degree program (MBA/DO) that would make you a superb doctor and a great businessperson. By the time you graduate you will be well versed in the business side of health care along with the clinical aspect. As such your success is guaranteed.
You require a bachelor’s degree as per-requisites to enter the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program. You have an option to take the prerequisite courses concurrently while attending the doctor of osteopathy program. The prerequisite Bachelor of Science program in Osteopathy can be taken concurrently with the DO program. Upon completing the 4 years of studies students graduate with two degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy (BSc) & a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). The dual degree program while being more condensed and harder to complete, offers the students a chance to become a doctor in four years instead of seven and to save on tuition.
Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Curriculum
There are 3 different curriculums for the DO program:
Curriculum for category 1 students (4 years) without previous health education
Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (2 years)
Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral or Physiotherapy degree (1 year)
Curriculum for DO category 1 students with previous health education (4 years – 4480 hours total – 560 hours per semester)
Curriculum for DO category 2 students with previous health education (2 years – 2368 hours total – 592 hours per semester
Curriculum for category 3 students with doctoral degree or physiotherapy degree (1 year – 1120 hours total – 560 hours per semester)