Study Osteopathy with the CAO

The Greater Toronto Area's

Only Complete 4 Year Osteopathic Education

Study Osteopathy with the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy

Community, Experience, Success

The CAO provides college education in the theory and application of principles based manual osteopathic treatment. Our school teaches students the mechanical and physiological reasoning behind health problems to help them choose the appropriate osteopathic therapy to address these issues. CAO Students are taught to think critically and provide rational treatment, enabling themselves to tailor treatment to a patient’s specific needs.

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Who Studies

No matter what your educational or professional background may be, if you’re committed to pursuing a career in osteopathy, our college has made it possible for you to study osteopathy and enter this exciting field with customizable options that suit your learning style.

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Unlike other technique-driven colleges, our progressive school curriculum is designed to foster an in-depth and comprehensive understanding and education in body mechanics, human anatomy and physiology. Rather than encouraging students to memorize multiple techniques, the CAO instead supports the development of critical thinking skills.

Why the CAO?


The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy has two teaching facilities in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The first, our school's classroom training facility, and the second, our student clinic, which is free to the public. Both facilities are state-of-the-art and offer students a supportive learning environment with all the best osteopathic tools and resources necessary for success personally and in clinical practice.

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Robert Johnston Principal Principal's Welcome

At the CAO, students are taught the mechanical and physiological reasoning behind dysfunction. By teaching and encouraging critical thinking skills, the CAO helps equip our students to choose the appropriate approach to address health issues and provide rational treatment through classical osteopathy and its principles based approach.

Established 2003

For our college of osteopathy, this methodology enables the highest standard in osteopathic diagnosis and treatment for patients both on a local level through our free student clinic facility in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and on a national level through our community network of graduates.

Offering Fall and Spring Semesters

The Osteopathy Education

Learn from the Leader in Osteopathic Manual Therapy
& The Highest Level of Clinical Osteopathy Education

Pre-Requisites CAO Programs Faculty & Staff

The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy is a great place to learn. You’ll be instantly hooked by the engaging classes, team environment and the principal’s charismatic leadership in the classroom.

by our Professors
for Students

After personally experiencing the benefits of an osteopathic treatment, I knew this was the field I wanted to get into. The professors at The Canadian Academy of Osteopathy show remarkable dedication and are truly committed to the roots of classical osteopathy

The CAO has a unique learning environment with a challenging curriculum. The emphasis on the roots of the profession gives the curriculum substance and depth unlike the majority of other programs which are technique-driven.

& from Graduates