Prerequisites For Admission
We offer 2 ways to enter our program for applicants with and without a prior health education or a healthcare designation.
A common myth of this program is that we require applicants to be health professionals or to have graduated from a health program. This is NOT TRUE! Read about our options below.
Applicants with a Health Background
In order to qualify for the program without needing the Induction classes, you must be a certified health professional (RMT, Chiropractor, nurse, paramedic, etc.) OR have university or college education in health sciences or a physical education related field (Kinesiology, Bio-Med, Life Sciences, Pre-Med, Pre-Health etc)
After being accepted to our program, you must complete an entrance exam to bypass having to complete our induction course. This exam tests basic Anatomy and Physiology that is required for Year 1 of the M. OMSc program.
Applicants without a Health background
If you have education in a non-health area, we’ve made it possible for you to study with us simply by taking the Induction Course to allow entry to our M. OMSc program. The CAO’s Induction Course is a PRE-COURSE that is designed to give applicants an introduction to basic anatomy and physiology before entering their first year of the M. OMSc program.
Upon completion of the induction exam, you will be allowed entry to Year 1 of the M. OMSc program!
Do I Need My Own Malpractice Insurance to Apply?
Students are not required to obtain their own malpractice insurance to participate in the program as the CAO’s classrooms and student clinic are fully insured already.
What Do We Look For In A Student
Past Academic performance is not the only marker of a good student. The CAO looks for so much more in a potential student.
- Work ethic is key; the study of classical osteopathy does not come easily. It requires hours of focus and determination to get through the rigors of this program.
- Curiosity in the body is important; all of our students are deeply interested in anatomy, physiology and how the body is connected.
- A natural ability to problem solve is integral; classical osteopathic diagnosis is about finding solutions to problems presenting in the body not about memorizing techniques.
- A passion for helping people is a must; it is really the only reason to enter into this profession. It must propel everything you do.