Osteopathic Programs at the CAO are specifically designed to provide the most comprehensive and interactive learning experience. Unique for their commitment to the original principles of classical osteopathy’s founding fathers, the CAO’s education programs and courses offer students a challenging and rigorous schooling experience combining theory and an application-based learning approach to classic osteopathic principles. The CAO mission is ensuring 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 to continue working full-time while studying at our college campus in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
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.
The CAO’s induction program 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. Successful completion of our Induction course guarantees admission into the CAO’s 4–year Master of Practice diploma in Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences program which results in a professional designation in Manual Osteopathy recognized by the insurance companies. The total education results in a comprehensive understanding of manual osteopathy that meets or exceeds international educational and professional standards