Programs at the CAO

CAO Programs

Programs at the CAO are specifically designed to providce the most comprehensive and interactive learning expierience. Unique for their commitment to the original principles of classical osteopathy’s founding fathers, the CAO’s programs and courses offer students a challenging and rigorous educational experience combining theory and an application-based learning approach to osteopathic principles. Our mission is ensuring our graduates leave with the problem-solving skills and hands on clinical expertise required to successfully diagnose and treat a diverse range of physiologic problems they will encounter in future practice. CAO programs are designed with flexibility in mind and this allows students who are enrolled in our programs to continue working full-time while studying at our campus in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

M. OMSc – Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences Program

CAO - M. OMSc (Master in Practice Diploma of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences)

The M. OMSc diploma program leads to a professional manual osteopathic designation and takes 4 years to complete. Each year includes a clinical and theoretical portion and is offered in a modified attendance format with classes spanning over 5 consecutive days a month to minimize your away time.

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M. OMSc + Foundations Program

CAO - M. OMSc PLUS Foundations

This program is for college or university graduates who did not study health care and do not meet the admission requirements for anatomy and physiology. Foundations curriculum runs alongside the M. OMSc program and provides extra education in anatomy and physiology outside of the osteopathy classroom modules. If you’re interested in a career change into healthcare this is the path for you.

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Pre-Osteopathy

CAO - Pre-Osteopathy

The CAO’s Pre-Osteopathy course is designed with high school graduates in mind. It introduces human anatomy and physiology providing a condensed alternative to pre-requisite college or university level courses in anatomy. This program is taken before starting the osteopathic program.

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