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Canada's Only Principles-Based Osteopathy School
Principles-Based Training. Professional Instructors. Clinical Experience. Discover the CAO Difference…
At the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, we go deeper than technique. The Osteopathy Program provides the theory & practice, professional support, and supervised clinical experience it takes to become a confident Osteopathic Manual Practitioner.
As a student, you’ll learn from the best while gaining practical experience, and get the support you need to become a successful Osteopathic Practitioner. Upon graduation, you’ll receive your Master of Practice Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Sciences (M.OMSc), from a curriculum that meets and exceeds the World Health Organization’s standards for education in osteopathy.
Classes are led by dedicated professionals with years of experience working as Osteopathic Manual Practitioners. In the classroom semester students explore hands-on practices and techniques in classroom labs while practicing on fellow students, then in their clinical semester they put it into practice with patients in the CAO’s FREE public Osteopathy Clinic. Our students are given a solid understanding of the founding theory and principles of osteopathy, paired with an in depth look at functional anatomy & physiology.
This is why students who graduate from the CAO are able to confidently treat complex patient issues. Invest in yourself, your career, your future, in becoming a highly sought after Osteopathic Manual Practitioner with the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy.
A Principles-Based Education
At the CAO, a comprehensive training plan carefully balances developing technique through practical, hands-on training with a solid understanding of the founding principle and theory that osteopathic techniques rely on.
This is managed through our classroom training semester and practical clinical semester, of which is presented in a modified full-time schedule format.
As a graduate of the CAO, you’ll be fully confident & prepared with the foundational knowledge and practical skills you need to enter your new career as a Manual Osteopathic Practitioner.
What Sets the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy Apart
- A principles-based education which will teach you the theory and principles and the skills and techniques to succeed as an M.OMSc
- A modified full-time schedule format that allows you to balance work and life with school
- Transparent, responsible, and ethical training that is comprehensive, so you get all the skills employers are actively seeking
- Industry experienced teachers that are passionate about inspiring the next generation of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners
- 1000 hours of supervised clinical experience in a program that aims to meet and exceed international standards
- Partners & affiliates who recognize the CAO as exceeding standards of osteopathy education in Canada and worldwide, with our graduates recognized for their expertise
The CAO Has a New Campus in Örebro, Sweden!
Europeans now have the opportunity to enroll for osteopathy training in the beautiful university town of Örebro, Sweden, with an option to do a semester abroad at the Canadian campus. And students at the CAO in Canada now have the opportunity to do part of their training in Sweden if they wish.
The Swedish curriculum is exactly the same as that being taught at our Hamilton campus. Students will receive a complete principles-based osteopathic education, 1000 hours of supervised clinical training, access to all CAO faculty, and the option to study in Canada for a semester.
Hands-on, practical learning extends beyond the classroom at the CAO. During our practical semester, students commit 1000 hours of clinical training and practice, working with both students and real-life patients of osteopathy.
No prior experience in healthcare? No problem. We’ve got you covered with our Year 1 Prep Course, suited to get you up to speed on the basics of anatomy & physiology. You’ll be fully prepared to start your first year at the CAO.
Regulation in Canada
There is no government involvement at the provincial or national level with regard to education or professional registration, which is why the CAO strives to meet and exceed international standards.
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