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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation - MSc (OR)Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand orthopaedic rehabilitation 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 orthopedic rehabilitation 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 (OR) 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 (OR) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Orthopaedic Rehabilitation?

    Orthopedic rehabilitation is a form of manual therapy that treats a large variety of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. Treatment is administered through one-on-one care between a health practitioner such as an osteopath, chiropractor, physiotherapist, naturopath, & athletic therapist who specialized in orthopaedics to become an orthopaedist, and patient, to better fit the patient’s specific needs. These orthopedists are trained to treat the entire body, and the length & type of therapy needed depends greatly on the severity of the patient's injuries.

    Injuries such as neck and back pain, or shoulder tendinitis, can be treated with orthopedic rehabilitation, along with carpal tunnel syndrome, knee and ankle sprains and hip pains. Orthopedic rehabilitation is often needed post surgery to aid in the healing process for patients who have had a spinal fusion, total hip or knee replacement, and ankle reconstructions. Other conditions that may require surgery in conjunction with orthopedic rehabilitation are complete shoulder replacements, laminectomies, rotator cuff repairs, and meniscectomies.

    An orthopedist will evaluate the patient during the first initial office visit to determine the patient’s range of motion, his posture, and how much he or she can function when moving. The orthopaedist will discuss the levels of pain the patient may be experiencing, along with how much strength is present around the injured area. After the evaluation, the orthopedist will develop a personal treatment plan based on the patient’s specific needs, and the patient will then go through orthopedic rehabilitation.



    Why Choose to Study Orthopaedic Rehabilitation at NUMSS?


    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation. 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 Orthopaedic Rehabilitation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (OR) 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 Orthopaedic Rehabilitation is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc (OR) program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, 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.