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What’s Your Background?

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The CAO teaches a comprehensive osteopathy curriculum, featuring expert instructors and supervised clinical practice

Find Your Pathway

Have you graduated with with a degree in Health Science or are you currently a Licenced Health Professional? If you fall under the categories below you could be eligible to bypass Induction Prep and go directly into Year 1 of the program! In addition we will provide you with a Year 1 PREP workbook to help you review before classes start.

  • Kinesiology
  • Human Kinetics
  • Bio-Med
  • Pre-Med
  • Life Science

  • Massage Therapist
  • Athletic Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician
  • Paramedic
  • Nurse

If you have limited experience in health care (personal trainer, pilates or yoga instructor), or no health care background at all, we have you covered! Our Year 1 PREP course will help you learn and review essential anatomy and physiology content before beginning Year 1 of the program. Contact our admissions team to find out more!  

University Health Science Background

Have you graduated from a University or College program in Health Sciences, such as:

  • Human Kinetics
  • Biological Medicine
  • Pre-Med
  • Life Sciences

You will be eligible to bypass the Preparation Course. Additionally, we’ll provide you with a Preparation Manual and online resources to help you review & prepare for class.

Health Care Professional Background

Are you currently practicing in the healthcare field, in a career such as:

  • Massage or Athletic Therapist
  • Physiotherapist or Chiropractor
  • Physician
  • Paramedic, Nurse, or Healthcare Assistant

You will be eligible to bypass the Preparation Course. Additionally, we’ll provide you with a Preparation Manual and online resources to help you review & prepare for class.

Limited or NO Health Care Experience

Are you currently working in the healthcare field but with a LIMITED education in anatomy & physiology, such as:

  • Personal Trainers & Strength Coaches
  • Martial Arts Instructor
  • Yoga or Pilates Instructor
  • Nutritionists & Psychologists

Have you graduated from a college program in fitness or health, such as:

  • Pre-Health
  • Physiotherapy Assistance
  • Occupational Therapy Assistance
  • Fitness Promotion

Do you have NO health care background at all?

For those with limited  or NO health care experience our PREP course will help you learn and review essential anatomy and physiology content which will allow you to apply to Year 1 of the program.

Is A Rewarding Career in Osteopathy Right For You? Get More Info…

If you’re interested in learning more about a career in osteopathy and exploring whether the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy is right for you, fill out the form to receive more information.

For immediate questions, please call 1-866-320-9898

The CAO designation of M. OMSc is a graduate diploma and not a degree. In Canada, only universities are sanctioned to grant degrees. Osteopathy is not offered in Canadian universities and osteopathic schools in Canada are private colleges.

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