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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Osteopathy - MSc (O) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand osteopathy degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All osteopathy classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (O) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Toronto, Canada, once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (O) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Osteopathy?

    The master of science in osteopathy program offers students a deep understanding of osteopathic principles, skills and techniques. Osteopathy is one of the most complete health care systems in the world. It is a distinctive form of medical practice. The practice of osteopathy utilizes all available modern manual medicine techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints and nerves. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). Osteopaths understand how all the body's systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.



    Why Choose to Study Osteopathy at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the only online on-demand & affordable MSc program in Osteopathy. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Osteopathy without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (O) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Osteopathy is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy. This MSc program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc in Osteopathy, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Osteopathy (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    OD501 Osteopathic Diagnosis SO501 Sports Osteopathy
    OS501 Osteopathic Science RD502 Radiological Analysis & Diagnosis
    AO501 Advanced Osteopathic Skills I OM502 Osteopathic Clinical Management
    OA501 Osteopathic Assessment AO502 Advanced Osteopathic Skills II
    OR501 Osteopathic Rehabilitation TH502 Thesis & Research Project