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Full time & Part Time Clinically Based Practice Oriented
        Scientific Manual Osteopathic Education

               MEMBER        ACCREDITED
Table of                                                                                                                                             President’s Message
contents
President’s Message  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                    1
                                                                                                                                                     I am pleased to announce that National Academy of
                                                                                                                                                     Osteopathy (NAO) has now expanded to 52 cities
                                                                                                                                                     in 27 countries including Canada, Iran, China, USA,
                                                                                                                                                     Spain, France, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Dominican
NAO Founder .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 3    Republic, Brazil, Venezuala, Portugal, Netherlands,
Mission Statement  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                   4    Germany, Turkey, Greece, Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica,
Vision  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   5    Jordan, England, Nigeria, Ghana, Trinidad, Mexico &
The Osteopathy Oath  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          7    Taiwan! And we now teach in 6 languages (English,
About National Academy of Osteopathy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                8    Spanish, Mandarin, Korean, Farsi, Arabic) . It is the
                                                                                                                                                     first time in history manual osteopathy is taught in
Why Choose NAO?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                           9
                                                                                                                                                     Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin and Korean . NAO makes
What is Osteopathy?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       10   history on regular basis! This expansion affir ms
Osteopathy History  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                     12   our commitment to providing manual osteopathy
How does Osteopathy work?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                   13   education for students globally so everyone could
What happens when you visit an Osteopath?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                    14   have access to manual osteopathy treatments . We are
How much does an osteopathy treatment cost?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        15   now officially the largest manual osteopathy college
Who can benefit from Osteopathy treatments?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                        16   in the world . NAO is now the single most important
                                                                                                                                                     tool for manual osteopathy expansion across the globe .
Why do we speak of Osteopathy as a Science and an Art?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                                     17   And I am quite proud of this . One of my personal
Academic Program  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                       18   goals is to help NAO have admission offices in 100
Course Requirements  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                          10   cities across the world by the end of 2012 .
Interactive Manual Osteopathy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  23      From its inception, NAO has provided leadership in
Career Prospects  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 24   scientific; evidence-based manual osteopathy education .
         Why Choose Manual Osteopathy?  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                 24   Our proud traditions of academic and clinical excellence—
                                                                                                                                                     preparing students for achievement and success—have
         Exciting Career Prospect  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 24
                                                                                                                                                     always been at the core of what we do, and will always
Admission  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .         25   remain our highest priorities . In keeping with our motto,
         Program Length  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            26   “Clinically Based; Practice Oriented; Scientific Manual
         Entrance Requirements  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                 26   Osteopathic Education,” we complement basic and clinical
         Qualifications  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                         27   sciences with the art of caring for people .
         Responsibility of Applicant .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  28       NAO is well known as a leader in scientific manual
         Application Procedure  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              28   osteopathy education .We only teach techniques that are
                                                                                                                                                     effective and proven through evidence based research .
         Selection of Candidates  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               28       At NAO we place heavy emphasis on business
         Tuition Deposit Policy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                29   & clinical education . We prepare NAO graduates for
         Tuition  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                 29   the real world by teaching them business principles,
         Financial Assistance  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            29   including marketing, investment, & tax planning .
         Immigration to Canada .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                  30       NAO is the only osteopathy college in Canada
         Equal Opportunity  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               31   offer ing training in physiotherapy modalities,
                                                                                                                                                     orthotics, support hose, decompression therapy, clinical
         Non Discrimination/Harassment Policy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                   31
                                                                                                                                                     ergonomics, sports osteopathy, and osteopathic Sports
Privacy Policy  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .             32   Energy Technique (SET) .
Professionalism  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .               32       Because NAO graduates are expertly prepared to work in integrated care settings and to provide the highest quality
Disclaimer  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .        32   patient care, they are the most likely to succeed in this new environment . We graduate successful manual osteopaths .
Frequently Asked Questions  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                               33       Our manual osteopathy technique labs average approximately ten students to each professor (10:1) . This
Sports Energy Technique  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                            39   kind of low student-faculty ratio assures you will confidently enter the manual osteopathy profession after
Continuing Education Certificate Programs  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                                                    40   graduation, prepared to provide the best treatment for your patients .
                                                                                                                                                         NAO is approved by International Osteopathic Association (IOA) as an accredited manual osteopathy school . NAO
Scholarships & Awards  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                        50   students may join IOA upon graduation to receive certificate of registration .
Stay In Touch  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .              53       NAO graduates who are members of IOA may practice in most countries of the world; including Canada, USA,



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England, Australia, Iran, China, Brazil,

                                                                                                                           NAO
India, Jamaica, Russia, Latvia, Ukraine,                                                                                          National Academy of Osteopathy has been registered on June 02, 2010 by Dr .
Poland, Philippines, Venezuela, Costa                                                                                             Shahin (Shawn) Pourgol, who since then continues to be its president and
Rica, Peru, Mexico, & Italy .                                                                                                     one of the professors . NAO is licensed by the province of Ontario (license

                                                                                                                        Founder
    NAO g raduates are elig ible                                                                                                 # 200607893) and the Canadian government (license # 757053-8) .
t o re c e ive m a nu a l o s t e o p a t hy                                                                                         Dr Pourgol (www .pourgol .com) is also founder, director and CEO of Union
malpractice insurance from Holman                                                                                                 Ergonomics (www .unionergonomics .com; the fastest growing new health franchise
Insurance at a preferred rate .                                                                                                   in Canada (40 franchise clinics in Canada & USA as of November 2010) and the
    NAO is approved by Canadian                                                                                                  number one provider of ergonomic services to Canadian workers as well as being
Manual Osteopathy Examining Board                                                                                                 the number one provider of orthopaedic shoes to welfare recipients in Ontario .
(CMOEB) . NAO graduates may sit                                                                                                      Another franchise project of Dr . Pourgol is the revolutionary franchise: Spinal
for board exams upon graduation .                                                                                                 Traction Clinic (www .spinaltractionclinic .com) which was registered in August
   NAO is affiliated with Union                                                                                                   2010 . This is the only franchise with zero monthly expenses; a franchise where
Ergonomics, & Spinal Traction                                                                                                     owners pay no monthly expenses . This franchise`s main service is providing
Franchise Clinics . With 57 franchises                                                                                            decompression traction therapy to patients suffering from low back pain . As of
in this g roup; they are the #1                                                                                                   November 2010; there are 17 Spinal Traction Clinics in Canada .
provider of ergonomic services to Canadian workers; the #1 provider                                                                  Dr . Pourgol’s outstanding education and accomplishments began in 1989 when
of orthopaedic shoes to welfare recipients and the leader in providing                                                            he attended Eastern High School of Commerce in Toronto and became Ontario
affordable back pain relief through decompression traction therapy . All                                                          and Toronto scholar of the same year . Later on, in his continuous pre-doctoral
Certified Decompression Traction Assistants hired by Spinal Traction                                                              education at Ryerson University in Applied Chemistry and Biology, he managed
Franchise Clinics are trained by us . NAO is also affiliated with Gene                                                            to obtain the highest academic average of 97% (A+) between 11,000 university
Lab DNA  . Most Certified DNA Sample Collectors employed by                                                                       students, for which he was rewarded with the Merit Award, from Honourable
Gene Lab DNA are trained by NAO .                                                                                                 David Peterson, the premier of Ontario . Subsequently, Dr . Pourgol was accepted
   NAO works closely with osteopathy clinics; such as Mobile                                                                      to Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College where he finished program for a
Osteopathy Canada; the largest employer of manual osteopaths in                                                                   Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Degree . Dr . Pourgol also has post graduate training
Canada and the largest osteopathic treatment provider in Canada .                                                                 in physical rehabilitation, sports medicine, osteopathy, ergonomics and work related
Mobile Osteopathy Canada offers $1000 in scholarship to selected                                                                  injuries program . Since 1995, Dr . Pourgol has practised chiropractic medicine
NAO students who are interested in joining them after graduation .                                                                and is a licensed chiropractor in the province of Ontario .
   NAO is proud of the leadership and rich heritage it contributes                                                                   Since 1995,Dr . Pourgol has practised chiropractic medicine and is a licensed
to the manual osteopathy profession . The future of health care will                                                              chiropractor & manual osteopath in the province of Ontario . He is currently
focus on integrating disciplines, preparing competent professionals,                                                              a professor at National Academy of Osteopathy teaching manual osteopathy
providing effective care, and promoting health . National Academy of                                                              skills & techniques classes .
Osteopathy will prepare you to fill the rapidly evolving role of the                                                                 Dr . Pourgol is a member of major osteopathy, chiropractic, safety and ergo-
manual osteopath . I invite you to become part of our vision of manual                                                            nomic organizations in Canada and USA such as: International Osteopathic
osteopathy’s growth and a future of serving patients in need of our                                                               Association, Association of Canadian Ergonomists, Canadian Society of Safety
unique healing art and science .                                                                                                  Engineering, International Association of Safety Professionals, and Human Fac-
                                                                                                                                  tors And Ergonomics Society . Dr . Pourgol has passed examinations administered
Dr. Shahin Pourgol, DC, CDTT, CCE, DO(MP), DCMOEB                                                                                 by Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, Canadian Chiropractic
Founder, President & Professor                                                                                                    Examining Board and National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and is a reg-
National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                                                    istered licensed member of College of Chiropractors of Ontario .Dr . Pourgol is
                                                                                                                                  also a well known sports specialist in Portugal and Toronto, where he served
                                                                                                                                  as a doctor of Football Club of Porto (FCP) in Portugal and Iftin Football
                                                                                                                                  Club and Arya Football Club in Toronto .
                                                                                                                                     Dr . Pourgol established himself as an editor, health spokesperson, and as a
    “The National Academy of Osteopathy has been an excellent experience thus                                                     well known international and local author . He is a past founder and editor of
    far! Hands down, this is the best practical training I have received . Dr . Pourgol                                           the Chiropractic Medicine Journal and past president and founder of Iranian
    does a great job demonstrating the techniques on each of the students so that we                                              Chiropractic Association (Canada) . Dr . Pourgol is an author of numerous
    can experience the technique first hand and know what we are supposed to feel .
                                                                                                                                  published articles everywhere in the world and he is also author of the books
                                                                                                                                  “Clinical Ergonomics: Joint Specific Exercises” and “Canadian Guide to
    This allows us to communicate with the other students to see how our technique                                                Healthy Feet and Legs” .
    compares to the instructors . I am really enjoying the program and I look forward                                                Dr . Pourgol appeared as a health spokesperson on radio and Live on TV health
    to going into class each day! “                                                                                               shows in Toronto . Dr . Pourgol’s continuous involvement with many charities has
    Kyle Perks                                                                                                                    led him to become a regularly invited spokesperson for seminars presented to
                                                                                                                                  seniors, workers and students regarding ergonomics and other health related issues .
    Full Time Student-Class of 2011

                                                                                                                                  Dr . Pourgol can be reached at pourgol@pourgol .com .

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Mission Statement                                                                                 Vision
Our Mission is to:                                                                                To provide the best
    » be recognized for excellence in osteopathy education;                                       possible clinical based
                                                                                                  scientific osteopathy
    » prepare tomorrow’s osteopathic manual practitioners to be competent and
      successful members of the health care team; and                                             education in order to
                                                                                                  improve the health
    » offer dynamic and innovative clinical based scientific osteopathy program .
                                                                                                  of society .




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                                  The Osteopathy Oath
                                  This modern version of the Hippocratic Oath for administra-
                                  tion to osteopathic college graduates began as a suggestion by
                                  Dr . Frank E . MacCracken, DO, of California to his state society .
                                  Within a year, the suggestion went from the state to the nation-
                                  al association, and a committee was formed under the Associat-
                                  ed Colleges of Osteopathy to prepare the text . Members of that
                                  committee included Dr . MacCracken, as chairman, and Drs . R .C .
                                  McCaughan, Walter V . Goodfellow, and Edward T . Abbott .
                                  The first version was used from 1938 until 1954, at which time
                                  minor amendments were adopted . This version has been in use
                                  since 1954 .


                                    I do hereby affirm my loyalty to the profession I am about to enter . I
                                    will be mindful always of my great responsibility to preserve the health
                                    and the life of my patients, to retain their confidence and respect both
                                    as a healer and a friend who will guard their secrets with scrupulous
                                    honor and fidelity, to perform faithfully my professional duties, to
                                    employ only those recognized methods of treatment consistent with
                                    good judgment and with my skill and ability, keeping in mind always
                                    nature’s laws and the body’s inherent capacity for recovery .
                                    I will be ever vigilant in aiding in the general welfare of the community
                                    , sustaining its laws and institutions, not engaging in those practices
                                    which will in any way bring shame or discredit upon myself or my
                                    profession . I will give no drugs for deadly purposes to any person,
                                    though it may be asked of me .
                                    I will endeavor to work in accord with my colleagues in a spirit of         Dr. Andrew Taylor Still
                                    progressive cooperation and never by word or by act cast imputations            Founder of Osteopathy
                                    upon them or their rightful practices .
                                    I will look with respect and esteem upon all those who have taught
                                    me my art .To my college I will be loyal and strive always for its best
                                    interests and for the interests of the students who will come after me .
                                    I will be ever alert to further the application of basic biologic truths
                                    to the healing arts and to develop the principles of osteopathy which
                                    were first enunciated by Andrew Taylor Still .



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                                                                                                                       “I would like to thank Dr . Pourgol,
                                                                                                                       founder of National Academy of Oste-
                                                                                                                       opathy, for trusting in my knowledge
                                                                                                                       and for having me as a member of
                                                                                                                       the teaching team of NAO . I always
                                                                                                                       dreamed of teaching at academic level,
                                                                                                                       as there is so much joy and pleasure


About
                                                                                                                       in this profession . The applause from
                                                                                                                       the students at the end of each lecture




National
                                                                                                                       is the fuel that fills up my engine for
                                                                                                                       the rest of my day . To me, to learn and
                                                                                                                       never be filled, is wisdom; and to teach



Academy of
                                                                                                                       and never be weary, is love! At National
                                                                                                                       Academy of Osteopathy, we do our job
                                                                                                                       with love and passion . At the NAO, we



Osteopathy
National Academy of Osteopathy            by Canadian Manual Osteopathy
                                                                                                                       teach, we demonstrate, and we practise .
                                                                                                                       Here the students are clinically trained
                                                                                                                       in manual osteopathy, and at the same
                                                                                                                       time they learn basic & clinical sciences
(NAO), located in Toronto, Ontario        Examining Board (CMOEB) . Upon                                               & are updated with the latest trend in
is founded as a Canadian institution      successful completion of the board                                           health sciences . NAO students learn
that would offer an excellent educa-      exams; NAO graduates may join Inter-                                         business skills such as marketing, tax


                                                                                                                                                                   Why choose nao?
tion nationally and internationally       national Osteopathic Association (IOA)                                       planning, investments, patient reten-
be a catalyst for developing a unified    to receive certificate of registration .                                     tion, motor vehicle accident patient
profession, conduct research to further   NAO graduates who are members of                                             management, multidisciplinary referral
                                                                                                                                                                   At NAO we teach the art, science and    learning experience . Their teaching
the scientific basis of manual oste-      IOA may practice manual osteopathy                                           systems, osteopathy rehab, and other
                                                                                                                                                                   philosophy of osteopathy with pas-      methods ensure a blend of strong
opathy, become the home for knowl-        in Canada, USA, England, Australia,                                          practice related matters directly from
                                                                                                                                                                   sion and pride .We welcome research     theoretical knowledge with ample
edge related to manual osteopathy         Iran, China, Brazil,Taiwan, Columbia,                                        Dr . Pourgol; one of the most successful
                                                                                                                                                                   and support patient centred, evidence   application of hands-on experience,
and be the face of the profession to      India and most other countries . NAO                                         osteopaths in the world . Therefore, if
                                                                                                                                                                   informed scientific health care . We    providing students with in-depth
governments, third party payers, and      graduates adhere to the code of ethics and                                   you are looking for a promising pro-
                                                                                                                                                                   attract the best and brightest appli-   understanding in a nurturing and
the general public .                      clinical guidelines established by IOA .                                     fession in health care, you are always
                                                                                                                                                                   cants, hire faculty who are experts     dynamic environment .
   We are a fully accredited, profes-        We conduct research that is                                               welcomed at National Academy of
                                                                                                                                                                   in their fields, and work continu-         Our Clinic offers students an
sional educational institution with       recognized for its contr ibution                                             Osteopathy” .
                                                                                                                                                                   ously to improve our curriculum .We     opportunity to gain rewarding hands-
professional faculty and staff who are    to manual osteopathy . We provide                                            Dr. Abazar Habibinia,
                                                                                                                                                                   teach techniques that are scientific    on experience within our diverse
experts in their fields . NAO offers a    manual osteopathic care for patients                                         MD, CDTT, CSN
                                                                                                                                                                   & proven effective through evidence     community based settings . As oste-
four months condensed full time and       in our teaching clinic in North York .                                       Professor
                                                                                                                                                                   based research . We prepare students    opathy interns, NAO students assume
a part time (nine months) professional    We support manual osteopathic                                                Department of
                                                                                                                                                                   for the real world by teaching busi-    patient care under the supervision of
program leading to a Diploma in           practitioners with the knowledge,                                            Clinical Sciences (NAO)
                                                                                                                                                                   ness principles . We aim to make our    clinical faculty—most of whom also
Manual Osteopathic Practice DO(MP) .      resources and services to help their                                                                                     students the most successful manual     operate clinical practices outside of
NAO is licensed by the province of        businesses thrive, and we advocate                                                                                       osteopaths in the world                 NAO .
Ontario (license # 200607893) and         to influence education and health                                                                                           Our Faculty are highly qualified        Our Students are dedicated,enthusiastic,
the Canadian government (license #        care policies that affect these health                                                                                   and come from all disciplines and       and dynamic .Being part of this high energy
757053-8) . NAO graduates are per-        care practitioners .                                                                                                     backgrounds to bring students a rich    group is motivating and inspiring .
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What is Osteopathy?
Osteopathy could be described in
simple, lay terms as “holistic manual
medicine” . Osteopathy is a system of            There are eight major principles
health care that focuses on diagnosis
and treatment of the physical body’s
                                                  of osteopathy that are widely
structure in order to optimise physi-                taught throughout the
ological functioning . Manual palpa-
tion and Osteopathic Manipulative
                                              international osteopathic community.
Therapy (OMT) are used in conjunc-
tion with biomechanical, orthopaedic          1)   The body is a unit .
and neurological clinical assessment .
                                              2)   Structure and function are reciprocally inter-related .
   Osteopathy is best know for treat-
ment of musculo-skeletal disorders            3)   The body possesses self-regulatory mechanisms .
such as back and neck pain, sciatica,
sporting injuries and postural strain .       4)   The body has the inherent capacity to defend and
Put simply, optimising structural bal-             repair itself .
ance allows the physiology to perform         5)   When the normal adaptability is disrupted, or when envi-
optimally .                                        ronmental changes overcome the body’s capacity
   The practice of osteopathy com-                 for self maintenance, disease may ensue .
bines current medical knowledge
with the osteopathic philosophy .             6)   The movement of body fluids is essential to the
                                                   maintenance of health .
Scientific plausibility and evidence-
based outcomes have a high priority           7)   The nerves play a crucial part in controlling the fluids
in patient treatment and case manage-              of the body .
ment . Osteopathy is a patient centred
approach to health care rather than           8)   There are somatic components to disease that are not only
                                                   manifestations of disease, but also are factors that contribute
disease centred .
                                                   to maintenance of the disease state .
   Osteopathic manual practitioners
assess and treat the whole person,
not just the symptomatic region .         an holistic assessment .These principles   (WHO) recognised the Osteopathic
So for example if a patient presents      are thought to be the underpinnings        concept of somatic dysfunction as
with headache they will be structur-      of the osteopathic philosophy on           being scientifically proven, and the
ally assessed from head to toe . This     health and disease . Osteopathy is not     British Medical Association also
is because the primary cause may          just a set of techniques; rather it is a   recognised Osteopathy as a discrete
be remote from the symptoms . For         philosophy based on these principles .     medicinal discipline
example; Unilateral pes plannus (flat     This philosophy is simple and sen-
feet) > functional leg length discrep-    sible . When applied in practice, oste-
ancy> pelvic torsion> scoliosis>          opathy can make profound changes
cervicogenic tension headache . This      in a person’s health .
cause would only be detected with            The World Health Organisation


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     Osteopathy history                                                                             How does
                                                           The American Osteopathic Asso-
                                                        ciation was formed in 1901 to regu-
                                                        late the profession . In 1962, doctor
                                                        of osteopathy (D .O .) was recognized
                                                                                                    Osteopathy work?
                                                                                                    Dr . Andrew Taylor Still believed that
                                                        for full practice rights in all 50 states   many disease or illness began with
                                                        (provided they obtain a license in any      structural problems in the spine . Long
                                                        given state) . By 1973, the California      nerves connect the spine to various
                                                        Medical Association invited osteo-          organs in the body . According to Dr .
                                                        paths to join and become voting             Still, when there is a problem with
                                                        members .                                   the spine, the nerves send abnormal
                                                           Today, doctors of osteopathy get         signals to the body’s organs . Still
                                                        the same basic training as medical          called these spinal problems “osteo-
                                                        doctors (M .D .), but they also learn       pathic lesions” (“osteo” for bone and
                                                        manipulation (hands-on adjustments          “pathic” for diseased), and created
                                                        of muscles, bones, and ligaments) and       osteopathic manipulation techniques
                                                        use this along with more conventional       (OMTs) to treat them . These treat-
                                                        medical treatments . Most D .O .s are       ments, he believed, would return
                                                        primary care practitioners, specializing    the nerves to their normal function            An osteopath’s role lies in diagnosing
                                                        in family medicine, internal medicine,      and allow the blood to flow freely             and treating the factors that inhibit
                                                        obstetrics/gynecology, or pediatrics .      throughout the circulatory system .
                                                           D .O .s practice in all specialties of   With structure restored, the body’s            health thus restoring balance in the
          Osteopathy was founded in 1874 by             medicine ranging from emergency             own natural healing powers would               body through natural, non-invasive,
          Dr . Andrew Taylor Still . Dr . Still was a   medicine and cardiovascular surgery         be able to restore full health .
          Missouri medical physician who had            to psychiatry and geriatrics . D .O .s          Osteopathy recognizes the relation-               hands-on techniques.
          become frustrated with what he saw            trained in various specialty areas take     ship between structure and function .
          as the ineffective nature of remedies         a whole patient (holistic) approach .       A simple analogy is the garden hose .       » Stretching and releasing connective tissues,
          at that time . He believed that the              According to the American Osteo-         If it is twisted (distorted structure) it     e .g . muscles, tendons and fascia that inhibit mobility
          doctor’s role in fighting disease was         pathic Association, there are more          can’t function optimally . Similarly if
                                                                                                                                                » Strengthening unstable joint through muscle conditioning
          to restore the body’ s proper muscu-          than 64,000 osteopathic physicians          our human structure is compromised
          loskeletal function . Still founded the       practicing in the United States today .     due to posture, injury, traumatic or        » Enhancing circulation and lymphatic drainage
          American School of Osteopathy in              Although osteopathic manipulations          lifestyle patterns then our physiology
          Missouri in 1892 . The school taught          were once used to treat all forms of        is compromised . Circulation, nerve         » Improving nerve supply
          manual manipulation, nutrition, and           disease, now they are considered useful     supply, hormone secretion etc are           » Educating about diet, exercise and lifestyle choices .
          lifestyle modifications rather than           mostly for musculoskeletal conditions       compromised . So when our body is
          surgery and drug therapies .                  (such as back pain) .                       “tuned well” it performs well .


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What happens                                                                    How much does
when you visit                                                                  an osteopathy
an Osteopath?                                                                   treatment cost?
                                                                                The cost varies from clinic to clinic .The recommended fee guide is $60 to $80
         1)   A case history is taken:                                          for 30 minutes and $90 to $140 for 60 minutes sessions . It is worth checking
              The osteopathic manual practitioner conducts a thor-              with one’s insurance plan, as most extended health plan (EHP) providers
              ough health survey listening to the chief complaint, any
                                                                                pay an annual portion for osteopathy; which is approximately $300 to $500
              health issues, and other medical interventions received
              throughout the patient’s life .                                   per year in the province of Ontario (coverage varies as per each individual
                                                                                policy) . Most employees of private and public sectors as well as most full time
         2)   A physical assessment is performed:                               university and college students in the province of Ontario are covered for
              The osteopathic manual practitioner conducts a physi-             osteopathy treatments through their EHP providers .
              cal examination to rule out any major health concerns
              and ensuring a safe treatment can be provided . The
              practitioner assesses all systems and structures that may
              be related to the area of complaint .
                                                                                                                                  Do health                        Ontario auto insurers cover oste-
                                                                                                                                                                   opathy treatments if patient is injured
         3)   A treatment plan is implemented:
              After reviewing the examination findings with the patient,
                                                                                                                                   plans and                       as a result of a motor vehicle acci-
              the osteopathis manual practitioner creates a treatment plan .                                                        Insurers                       dent .The maximum amount payable
                                                                                                                                      pay for                      for osteopathic treatment by auto
         4)   A treatment is given:
              Hands on Treatments are administered based on the                                                                   osteopathy                       insurers in Ontario is $53 .66 per
                                                                                                                                                                   session as set by Financial Service
              assessment, and consecutive treatments are administered
              as needed .
                                                                                                                                    services?                      Commission of Ontario (FSCO) .




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         Who can
                    Osteopathy is effective for people of
                    all ages, from infants to the elderly . It
                    offers an approach with gentle non-



     benefit from
                    invasive techniques . An osteopathic
                    assessment is so refined that the osteo-




      Osteopathy
                    pathic manual practitioner can detect
                    dysfunction without necessarily even
                    having the benefit of a specific com-               Why do we speak
      treatments?
                    plaint, often difficult to obtain from
                    young children .
                                                                      of Osteopathy as a
                                                                     Science and an Art?
                        Osteopathy is equally beneficial
                    to athletes (whether professional or
                    armature), individuals with problems
                    stemming from a sedentary job or life
                    style, those exposed to occupational                                       It is a science because it rests on developed studies of anatomy, physiology,
                    hazards, and to people suffering from                                      biomechanics and other sciences .
                    a wide range of traumas .                                                      It is an art because Osteopathic manual practitioners must be able to
                        Osteopathy can be a comple-                                            feel (in osteopathic language we speak of listening) with their hands all
                    ment to medical care for women                                             the responses to diagnostic tests . They should interpret tensions before
                    throughout their pregnancy and                                             normalizing them .
                    to mothers immediately after the                                               In order to be more effective, their manual therapeutic work should be
                    delivery . In fact, osteopathy can be                                      constantly modulating between the quantity and quality of their touch .
                    very effective in assisting the mother’s
                    body to restore and resume function
                    in the post-partum period .
                        Osteopathy assists patients to
                    “manage” their own health so that
                    “good health” is restored and main-
                    tained whenever possible .The philos-
                    ophy of osteopathy promotes ‘health’
                    as opposed to ‘illness’, teaches people
                    to learn to appreciate a quality of life
                    and encourages opportunities to live
                    it to the fullest .
                        Osteopathy customizes treatments
                    for each individual according to his
                    or her age, physical characteristics and
                    specific reactions to treatments .


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Academic Program
NAO’s academic program in oste-             is explored from all possible angles
                                                                                                                                                   ” . . .For me “NATIONAL ACADEMY
opathy is a comprehensive and rig-          including anatomy, pathology, bio-
                                                                                                                                                   OF OSTEOPATHY” is like following
orous training that leads to a Diploma      mechanic, osteopathy principles and
                                                                                                                                                   Gandhi’s word: “Man often becomes
in Manual Osteopathic Practice              manual techniques . Students also
                                                                                                                                                   what he believes himself to be . If I
(DO(MP)) . The curriculum is pre-           explore how the body feels pain and
                                                                                                                                                   keep on saying to myself that I cannot
sented in a series of study modules         how to treat it, within study mod-
                                                                                                                                                   do a certain thing, it is possible that I
– each dedicated to a specific ana-         ules that focus on specific symptom
                                                                                                                                                   may end by really becoming incapable
tomical region – with faculty working       areas – including acute onset low
                                                                                                                                                   of doing it . On the contrary, if I have
together to coordinate content and          back pain, thoracic spine pain, upper
                                                                                                                                                   the belief that I can do it, I shall surely
ensure understanding is compre-             limb pain, lower limb pain, groin/
                                                                                                                                                   acquire the capacity to do it even if I
hensive and complete . Combining            hip/pelvis pain, shoulder pain, neck
                                                                                                                                                   may not have it at the beginning .”
lectures, labs, case studies and clinical   pain, headaches, and chronic low back
                                                                                                                                                   And after attending some classes, I feel,
internship provides a smooth tran-          pain . Students also develop problem
                                                                                                                                                   I made the right choice . I am happy
sition from academic knowledge to           solving and clinical skills by observing
                                                                                                                                                   to be part of this journey . . .”
problem solving for treatment and           and participating in therapist-patient
                                                                                                                                                   Shahla Eshman
management of patients’ conditions .        encounters .
                                                                                                                                                   Part time student-class of 2011
In this osteopathy program students         Students complete the academic pro-
learn how the human body works              gram by taking part in an internship
in progressive study modules that           program in NAO’s teaching clinic
focus on back/spine, head/neck, and         located in North York, Ontario under
upper limb . Each anatomical region         the supervision of clinical faculty .




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Course
Requirements
The following course must be successfully completed before graduation .

AN101 Human Anatomy                                           MO246 Osteopathy Principles and Professional Ethics              an understanding of disease processes . Specifically, the      MO517 Manual Osteopathy Practice: Business, law,
    Consists of lectures covering the human body and incor-      Introduces the historical and contemporary approach           etiology and pathogenesis of the major diseases affecting      Jurisprudence
porates adult human gross anatomical content . All content    to health emphasising aspects unique to the osteopathy           each individual body system are presented . Where appli-          Acquaints students with their rights and obligations
is presented using a case based, integrated approach . Human  profession . Different models of health care are explored .      cable, areas of current research into the etio-pathogenesis    together with, and more importantly, the rights and obliga-
Anatomy focuses on the structural and functional relation-    This is a program designed to prepare students to explore        of disease are highlighted .                                   tions of the patient . Emphasis is placed on risk manage-
ships within the back, head, neck, upper and lower limb       issues related to the philosophy, art, and science, as well                                                                     ment, informed consent, osteopathy legal issues, ethics
regions . Anatomical content is closely integrated with that  as the sociology of osteopathy . Material on profession-         PH414 Systems Physiology                                       and the law, the patient-therapist relationship, writing
of other courses presented .                                  alism, informed consent and ethics introduces students              Teaches the physiology of body fluids, blood, and the a medical-legal report, and practice management . This
                                                              to a practical understanding of professional ethics and the      cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, renal, and gastro- course familiarizes students with the relationship between
 BM220 Clinical Biomechanics                                  terminology, issues, and consequences related to this area       intestinal systems . The function and control of all major manual osteopathy practice and the law .
   Introduces clinical biomechanical principles and proper- of student and professional life .The unique ethical respon-       organ systems are discussed, as are cell physiology and
ties of the spine . Students are introduced to the mechanical sibilities of the health professional student and practitioner   mechanisms at the cellular and subcellular levels . Muscle CL628 Clinical Internship
concepts of basic body mechanics, as well as some advanced are explored .                                                      performance, training, and fitness assessments are also           As manual osteopathy interns, students assume patient
topics involving moment calculation . Emphasis is placed on                                                                    discussed . The course encourages problem solving and care under the supervision of primary clinical faculty
how these principles apply to manual osteopathic therapy . MO318 Manual Osteopathy Clinical Practice                           the application of physiological principles to manual members within NAO’s clinic . NAO operates a student
The biomechanics of osteopathy techniques are covered            Begins with a comprehensive introduction to the struc-        osteopathy practice .                                          clinic in North York, Ontario .
through examination of research publications .The biome- ture and function of NAO’s clinical teaching environment,                                                                               In addition to developing and maintaining a patient
chanics of the joints of the upper and lower limbs, lumbar, followed by instruction in the theory and application of           MO420 Manual Osteopathy Techniques                             practice under the supervision of registered clinicians, the
cervical and thoracic spine are examined to explain how evidence based clinical practice . Students are exposed to                Provides laboratory instruction to develop proficiency interns attend and participate in clinical rounds where
pathologies develop . Due to the preponderance of low back the skills required to effectively retrieve, critically appraise,   in general and specific spinal and extremity manual tech- special interest and topics and investigative research or
pain, detailed attention is given to lumbar spine functional and apply current health care information and litera-             niques . Students learn how to deliver techniques with the issues are discussed . Clinical rounds provide opportunities
anatomy, lumbar spine pathomechanics, and the concept of ture . Throughout the program, students review selected               focus on control, direction, speed and depth of pressure . for the intern to engage in enhanced critical thinking and
lumbar spine stability .With these topics in mind, treatment readings in clinical osteopathy theory . The course’s prac-       Emphasis is placed on competence in conducting an application of the concepts of best practice . Complemen-
and prevention strategies which are supported by laboratory tical component integrates skills and knowledge learned            analysis (including all forms of static and motion palpation tary programs are offered, such as those associated with
research are examined .                                       including interviewing, informed consent, and clinical           procedures) of the spine, pelvis, and extremities to arrive business skills .
                                                              examination skills .                                             at a clinical impression that will enable accurate determi-       Clinical faculty support the development of the interns’
MO221 Manual Osteopathy Skills                                                                                                 nation of the appropriate manual procedure . Screening written and oral communications, physical examinations
   Coordinated with Biomechanics (BM101) and provides PA366 Clinical Pathology                                                 procedures and the importance of informed consent are and psychomotor skills .
tutorial laboratory instruction to develop the skills neces-     Presents the basic mechanisms involved in cell death,         discussed, and the student is taught soft tissue therapy,
sary to locate all points of surface anatomy pertinent to a necrosis, inflammation and repair, and neoplasia . Patho-          joint mobilization, myofascial release, facilitated positional OR680 Orthopaedics
physical examination . Students learn to determine normal logical principles of disease processes are discussed so that        release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, neuro-        Helps students understand the nature of normal mus-
and abnormal biomechanics and to perform palpation, students may understand the clinical manifestations of                     muscular retraining, lymphatic, osteoarticular and other culoskeletal tissues and their response to injury . Students
motion palpation and static joint challenge .                 disease and the rationale for treatment .                        manual techniques .                                            approach the musculoskeletal system regionally from
                                                                 Clinico-pathological correlations will be emphasized                                                                         the perspective of relevant clinical anatomy, pathology,
                                                              where applicable .This course also provides students with                                                                       biomechanics, diagnostic categories, current diagnostic


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tests and treatment strategies . The laboratory section of NU820 Clinical and Sports Nutrition
the course provides the student with skills in performing        The course discusses the basic principles of health, nutri-   Interactive
                                                                                                                               Manual
a focused orthopedic examination as the basis for an tion and wellness, involving the chemistry and metabolism
accurate diagnosis .                                          of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, and minerals .
                                                              It also presents the basic food groups and the fundamen-
DS720 Diagnosis and Symptomatology                            tals of assessing nutritional status, and introduces clinical
   Teaches the general principles of clinical diagnosis examples and methods of practice implementation .
through a lecture and laboratory format . Students are
taught basic skills in history-taking and physical examina- CP 872 Clinical Psychology
tion procedures with an emphasis on interviewing skills          This course provides students with the necessary back-
                                                                                                                               Osteopathy
and vital signs . This course emphasizes therapist-patient ground to identify psychological problems and respond               For students who do not reside inT  oronto   teaching sessions through the internet,         International NAO students may
interactions, the importance of informed consent, and the to them effectively . Emphasis is placed on understanding            (Canada); NAO offers interactive manual      complete lectures on DVD, and on-site        take the interactive manual osteopathy
use of standard diagnostic procedures .                       the full spectrum of normal and abnormal behaviours              osteopathy program in Canada (Montreal,      classroom osteopathy technique labs          program on a full time basis on February
   This course enables students to develop systematic with a specific focus on the syndromes most commonly                     Quebec City,Vancouver,Winnipeg, Cal-            Complete lecture series (on DVD)          or September of each year (Mondays to
                                                                                                                               gary, Ottawa, Edmonton), China (Beijing,     will be mailed to all students . NAO         Fridays 9AM to 6PM) . Alternatively
analytical and diagnostic skills . Students work through met in osteopathy practice . Students are introduced to
                                                                                                                               Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Xian,        students have access to watch live lec-      they may take the 9 months part time
history, physical examination, special tests, and plan the clinical observation, systematic inquiry and management             Shenzhen,Tianjin), Iran (Tehran), USA        tures being presented at NAO Toronto         course on March of each year on the
management of several osteopathic cases under the guid- of these patients within the context of an osteopathic                 (Los Angles), Spain (Madrid), France         campus in Canada . They may interact         weekends (Saturdays and Sundays 9AM
ance of a clinician .                                         manual practice .                                                (Paris), Italy (Rome), Mexico (Mexico        with the professors online; to ask ques-     to 6PM) .They can listen and watch the
   Students also study the diagnosis of disorders of the var-                                                                  City),Venezuala (Caracas), Dominican         tions and to communicate for all lecture     lectures online through internet; and
ious body systems at an advanced level . Emphasis is placed TE 910 Therapeutic Exercise                                        Republic (Santo Domingo), Brazil (Sao        related matters with the instructors . For   they will receive a copy of the lecture
on etiology, pathology, signs and symptoms, differential         In this course students learn how to prescribe cer-           Paulo),Japan (T okyo),South Korea (Seoul),   the technique labs; NAO sends manual         as a video file on DVD . The onsite
                                                                                                                               Portugal (Lisbon),Turkey (Istanbul),Greece   osteopaths to each city mentioned above      training for the osteopathy techniques
diagnosis, and treatment . Areas of study include disorders tain joint specific therapeutic exercises accomplish the
                                                                                                                               (Athens), Germany (Frankfort), Nether-       to do hands on training of the osteopathy    are scheduled for 14 days; 9AM to 6PM;
of the cardiovascular, genitourinary, respiratory, gastroin- following goals: Enable ambulation, release contracted            lands (Amsterdam) & Taiwan (Taipei)          techniques to the international NAO          in February and July of each year .
testinal and endocrine systems, as well as dermatology, muscles, tendons, and fascia, mobilize joints, improve cir-            through a combination of online live         students in their native language .
eyes, ears, nose and throat (EENT), hematology, allergic culation, improve respiratory capacity, improve coordina-
reactions, and immunology . Particular attention is focused tion, reduce rigidity, improve balance, promote relaxation,
on knowledge of those disease processes which confront improve muscle strength and, if possible, achieve and                    Interactive Start Date                               Finish Date Onsite                                  Onsite
the primary contact osteopathic manual practitioner .         maintain maximal voluntary contractile force (MVC),               Program                                                          Technique                               Exam
                                                              and improve exercise performance and functional capacity                                                                           Class
NE762 Neurology                                               (endurance) .
   Studies the symptoms and signs of a broad range of                                                                           September Term            September 28, 2012         January 28, 2013          Feb 01, 2013 to           February 16, 2013
common neurological disorders with particular emphasis TH 980 Investigative Project - Thesis                                    (Full Time)                                                                    Feb 15, 2013
on those conditions which are frequently seen by osteo-          Students begin work on an investigative project to be
pathic manual practitioners . Students attain the knowledge finished prior to graduation . Students register a clinical         February Term             February 28, 2013          June 28, 2013             July 01, 2013 to          July 16, 2012
and skills required to conduct a neurological examination research topic . The registered research project for this             (Full Time)                                                                    July 15, 2013
and to correlate clinical neurological findings with other class must be a literature synthesis . This course is self
diagnostic data .                                             directed .                                                        March Term                March 03, 2013             December 03, 2012         Feb 01, 2013 to           February 16, 2013
                                                                                                                                (Part Time)                                                                    Feb 15, 2013



                                                                                                                                        Please note all inquiries in regards to admissions should only be directed to the admissions office
                                                                                                                                                      in Toronto, Canada at admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy .com .




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Career Prospects                                                                                                                          Admission
                                                                                                                                          Thank you for your interest in the National Acadamy of Osteopathy (NAO) .
Why Choose Manual Osteopathy?                                                                                                             Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can .We invite
Are you looking for a profession           and many other countries in Europe                                                             you to visit NAO and ask us any questions .We are very proud of our campus
that is patient centred, hands-on, and     and Asia .                                  ”Dear Dr . Pourgol:                                and our students, and welcome all visitors .                                          ” . .Dr . Pourgol’s lectures and clinical
rewarding? Do you enjoy solving               Osteopathic manual practitioners         I just want to thank you for all your help and        National Acadamy of Osteopathy admits as students, women and men of                classes are all based on his professional
challenging problems, interacting with     are community based, primary contact        support during past 3 months .
                                                                                       For the past year and half that I am in Canada     good character and health who are qualified to meet its academic challenges           experience in this field . Our other
others, and serving the public? Are you    health care providers . Osteopaths assess
interested in science, health, and well-   disorders related to the spine, nervous     I was looking to find a career not only a job      and to become an osteopathic manual practitioner .                                    professors are also on top of their
                                                                                       and I was unsuccessful . Now that we are              National Acadamy of Osteopathy seeks to select students who have strong            medical fields . Their patience and
ness? Do you have great people skills?     system and joints of the extremities,
                                                                                       getting close to the end of this program I
    If so, becoming an osteopathic         and provide manual, hands-on treat-         feel that I have found a career that I love        academic records and who demonstrate the motivational and personal charac-            dedication to every student is over-
manual practitioner may be in your         ment for these disorders . Osteopathic      and it is all because of you .                     teristics suitable for a career in osteopathy .Willingness to provide service and     whelming . There will be a new gen-
future . It’s one of the fastest growing   care is directed toward restoring,          Three short months ago I had no idea how
health professions in Canada, with         enhancing, improving, or maintaining                                                           a caring attitude are important characteristics of a future osteopathic manual        eration of Manual Osteopaths coming
                                                                                       to treat back or neck disorders or any other
more than 1,000 osteopaths across the      the quality of life and health of the       muscle or skeletal pain, but today I really feel   practitioner . The Acadamy employs a rolling admissions process . Therefore,          from NAO and I strongly believe we
country providing valued health care       patient . This is achieved through the      that I can do a proper treatment .                 early application could increase an applicant’s probability for acceptance .The       are being trained to be the best in
to many Canadians each year . While        use of the osteopathic techniques and       Thank you so much for the opportunity to           Acadamy encourages campus visits for all applicants and reserves the right to         Canada and perhaps in the world .”
European style osteopathy is drug          related manual medicine therapies,                                        ou
                                                                                       be a part of this academy .Y have no idea
                                                                                       how much osteopathy affected my life .             require an interview . Applications for admission (as well as current tuition         Jay David
free, non-invasive health care (com-       primarily to the musculoskeletal
pared to American style osteopathy         system, in order to affect the regula-      I believe these kinds of opportunities are         and fees) are available online and they may be obtained by contacting the             Part Time Student-Class of 2011
that uses surgery and medications), it                                                 the reason they call North America land of         registrar’s office . The application for admission must be accompanied by a
                                           tion of the body .                          opportunity . Best regards .”
is a respected health profession recog-                                                                                                   non-refundable application processing fee of $150 (Canadian dollars) . It is
                                                                                       Amir H Kazemi
nised by statute by many insurers in                                                   (Full time student. Class of 2011)                 the responsibility of the applicant to read this information and comply with
Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand,
                                                                                                                                          all provisions and instructions .


                                             Exciting Career Prospect
                                             In today’s society there is an abundance of opportunities for osteopathic
                                             manual practitioners to utilize their professional health care credentials .
                                             Osteopathy is one of the fastest growing health professions in Canada
                                             and the World .The current employment prospects for osteopathic manual
                                             practitioners are good across the country and particularly strong in the
                                             province of Ontario . There is almost zero unemployment rate in this
                                             field as virtually all graduates find employment upon graduation .
                                                Most osteopaths work in private practice, often as sole proprietor or
                                             associate . However, the increase in multidisciplinary health care facilities
                                             and physical rehabilitation clinics in Canada has opened new opportuni-
                                             ties for osteopathic manual practitioners to collaborate with other health
                                             care professionals and benefit patients with interprofessional care .
                                                A small numbers of osteopaths also work in hospitals, health spas,
                                             sports teams, insurance companies claims services department, fitness
                                             clubs, osteopathic colleges, motor vehicle accident (MVA) assessment                          For both the full time and part time osteopathy program, new students are admitted
                                             centres and other institutions .                                                              at the beginning of two trimesters of the academic year: September and February .



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                                                                                                                                                                                                                All students, with or without rea-

                                                                                                                                  Qualifications                                                                sonable accommodation, must
                                                                                                                                                                                                                carry out laboratory and clinical
                                                                                                                                   A student must possess the following abilities, with or without reasonable   assignments, including providing
                                                                                                                                  accommodation, for completion of the professional diploma program             osteopathy treatments to patients .
                                                                                                                                  in osteopathic manual practice:                                               Qualified persons with disabilities,
                                                                                                                                  1) Ability to apply manual medicine techniques and adjunctive tech-           with or without reasonable ac-
                                                                                                                                     niques over the full range of a client’s body, including positioning       commodation, must be able to pass
 “Dear Dr . Pourgol;                                                                                                                 clients, palpating, feeling with hands and fingers, pushing, pulling,      oral, written and practical exami-
 In July 2010 when you told me                                                                                                       kneading, grasping, twisting wrists, and lifting up to 10 pounds, for      nations, and meet all of the clinical
 about osteopathy I was interested                                                                                                   periods of up to 60 minutes without interruption;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                requirements of the Acadamy .
 in it But the thing that was always
                                                                                                                                  2)   Ability to determine depth and intensity of manual pressure and          It is in the best interests of both the
 in my mind was: “Is it possible
                                                                                                                                       force, as applied in the performance of common manual and ad-            student and the Acadamy to assess
 for me with no background in                                                                                                          junctive procedures and techniques;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                the degree of limitation caused by
 Health to start this program?”
                                                                                                                                  3)   Ability to see and hear, with or without reasonable accommoda-           disability . However, the Acadamy
                                                                                                                                       tion, sufficient that the student can receive and record client histo-   will make the final determination
 You told me that you are cre-
                                                                                                                                       ries; document treatment plans; provide instructions to clients; and     of whether or not an individual
 ating a program that anyone
 with no background in Health                 Program Length                                                                           provide routine client safety services;                                  meets all qualifications for study
                                                                                                                                                                                                                at the Acadamy .
 can study and learn manual
                                              NAO’s osteopathic manual practice program can be taken either part time             4)   Ability to perform in all laboratory and clinical settings without
 osteopathy and be successful in                                                                                                       posing a threat to herself/himself, to the safety and well-being of      Persons who have been convicted
                                              or full time . This is the only osteopathy program in Canada offered in a
 it . Still In February 2011 when I                                                                                                    fellow students, or to patients;                                         of a misdemeanour of a violent
                                              condensed full time program .
 started osteopathy I was not sure
                                                 The four months condensed full time program runs full days Mondays                                                                                             criminal or sexual nature or any
                                                                                                                                  5)   Ability and willingness to receive hands-on and adjunctive treat-
 about it but I did it because I
                                              to Fridays, for three months followed by a month of clinical internship .                ment . Much of the technical instruction in the programs requires        felony will be prohibited from
 trusted you .
                                                 Students interested in taking NAO’s osteopathy program on a part time                 reciprocal application of the osteopathic techniques, including joint    professional health care practice
                                              basis may complete the required courses in nine months or three years .                  mobilization and soft tissue therapy . In reciprocal laboratory expe-    in many jurisdictions . National
 Now after a month that I am in                                                                                                        riences, receiving techniques is necessary in order to learn proper      Acadamy of Osteopathy will deny
                                              Classes for the nine months part time program run every weekend . Classes
 the osteopathy Program I am Sure                                                                                                      procedures, and to receive and provide learning feedback; reciprocal     admission to applicants with such
                                              for the three year part time program are held one weekend per month .                    application of technique is also useful for developing sensitivity to
 that with your method of teaching                                                                                                                                                                              convictions . The Acadamy there-
                                                                                                                                       client needs . The Acadamy may temporarily excuse a student from
 the manual practice of osteopathy                                                                                                                                                                              fore reserves the right to conduct a
 and the passion you have for
 teaching and also the curriculum
                                         Entrance Requirements                                                                         receiving osteopathy treatments provided that there is a specific
                                                                                                                                       medical contraindication, as determined in writing by a licensed         criminal background check on ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                plicants or on any enrolled student
                                                                                                                                       health care professional .
 you gather for other subjects in this
                                         Applicants must meet the following requirements:                                                                                                                       at any time in the program .
                                         1) All students must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission .
 program (anatomy,Pathology, . . .)
 IT IS possible to become a suc-         2)   Students must have an earned a grade 12 high school diploma, its foreign
 cessful manual osteopath ONLY
                                              equivalent, or a General Educational Development diploma (GED) . Stu-
                                              dents are strongly recommended to take at least one year each of high
 in 4 months .
                                              school biology, chemistry and physics; and mathematics .

 I just want to thank you for cre-
                                         3)   Students must demonstrate sufficient maturity to undertake a health care
                                              profession, including the capacity to ethically and responsibly manage pro-
 ating this opportunity .” .
                                              fessional boundaries .

 Amir Kazemi                             Admission to National Acadamy of Osteopathy is competitive .The Acadamy expects that
 Full time student-class of 2011         most, if not all, students will exceed the minimum admission requirements .



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 Responsibility of Applicant                                                     Tuition                                        Tuition
 It is the responsibility of the applicant to be aware of the entrance           Deposit                                        The tuition is $17,820 (Canadian) for the complete campus based osteopathy program offered at National
                                                                                                                                Academy of Osteopathy campus in Toronto (Canada) . It makes no difference if you take it part time or full
 requirements and to ensure that they are met prior to enrollment . If           Policy                                         time . The tuition is the same for international students taking this program at NAO campus in Toronto . Stu-
                                                                                                                                dents who have previous health education background; who are exempted from taking certain courses receive
 National Acadamy of Osteopathy determines at any time that require-
                                                                                 Applicants will be notified in                 a discount in their tuition .
 ments are not met in full, the student will not be allowed to enroll or
                                                                                 writing of the Admission Com-                     Tuition for students who have previous experience as a chiropractor, physiotherapist, medical doctor, physi-
 to continue at the Acadamy .
                                                                                 mittee’s decision regarding their              cian and/or surgeon is set at $12,210 plus tax . Tuition for all other students with health background including
                                                                                 application following receipt of               those who have previous experience as a registered massage therapist, aromatherapist, occupational therapist,
                                                                                                                                ergonomist, podiatrist, chiropodist, optometrist, dentist, pedorthist, orthotist, homeopath, optician, personal
                                                                                 all application materials and
                                                                                                                                support worker, social worker, dental hygienist, psychologist, kinesiologist, fitness trainer, dietician, nutritionist,
     Application Procedure                                                       committee review . Within 7
                                                                                 days of receiving notification
                                                                                                                                and naturopath is set at $13,420 plus tax .
                                                                                                                                   The tuition for the National Academy of Osteopathy interactive live online manual osteopathy program is
     The first step is to submit a fully completed application for admission .   of acceptance, a candidate must                $8,428 (Canadian) plus tax for all national and international students . It makes no difference if you take the
     You may obtain an application from the registrar’s office or online .The    remit a tuition deposit of $1000               interactive live online manual osteopathy program part time or full time . Students who have previous health
     application for admission must include:                                     (Canadian dollars) to reserve a                education background; who are exempted from taking certain courses receive a discount in their tuition .
     1) A properly completed application for admission . Please type or          position in the entering class .                  Tuition for students who have previous experience as a chiropractor, physiotherapist, medical doctor, physi-
        print neatly;                                                                                                           cian and/or surgeon is set at $5,026 plus tax . Tuition for all other students with health background including
                                                                                 This tuition deposit is non-re-
                                                                                                                                those who have previous experience as a registered massage therapist, aromatherapist, occupational therapist,
                                                                                 fundable but is applied toward                 ergonomist, podiatrist, chiropodist, optometrist, dentist, pedorthist, orthotist, homeopath, optician, personal
     2)   An application processing fee of $150 (Canadian dollars) . This fee
                                                                                 the tuition of $17,820 (Canadian               support worker, social worker, dental hygienist, psychologist, kinesiologist, fitness trainer, dietician, nutritionist,
          is non-refundable and must be submitted with the application for
          admission;                                                             dollars) .                                     and naturopath is set at $6,928 plus tax .
                                                                                 Students who have been accepted                   Tuition for the campus based NAO manual osteopathy program for all Union Ergonomics and Spinal Trac-
     3)   Official transcripts from all secondary and post secondary institu-    and paid their $1000 (Canadian                 tion Clinic franchisees, as well as employees is set at $10,000 .00 plus HST . For the NAO interactive live online
          tions attended;                                                        dollars) tuition deposit must                  manual osteopathy program the tuition is set at $4,000 plus tax for all Union Ergonomics and Spinal Traction
                                                                                 pay the balance of their tuition               Clinic franchisees and employees .
     4)   Two passport pictures
                                                                                 ($16,820) before the first day
                                                                                 of class . It is important to note
                                                                                 that because of the limited space
                                                                                 available in each class, scheduling
                                                                                                                                Financial Assistance
                                                                                                                                Financing any professional program requires considerable planning and budgeting . Tuition for the campus
                                                                                 priorities, and the cost of edu-
                                                                                                                                based osteopathy program at NAO is $17,820 .00 for Canadian students and the interactive live online manual
                                                                                 cation, the institutional refund               osteopathy program tuition is $8428 . . Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 . These are typical costs for
                                                                                 policy does not apply to the                   a professional program .
 Selection of Candidates                                                         $1000 tuition deposit .                           All major financial institutions and banks have loan programs and/or lines of credit available to NAO students .
                                                                                                                                Please contact your bank for details such as eligibility requirements, interest rates and applications .
 The Admissions Committee, in general, seeks to matriculate students                                                               NAO is approved as an accredited health education facility by Medical Financial; the leader in health related
 who best suit the philosophies and goals of the Acadamy . National                                                             private loans . NAO arranges a guaranteed private student loan of up to $12,000 (for the campus based program)
 Acadamy of Osteopathy attempts to select students who have strong                                                              directly from Medical Financial for students in need of financial support . All NAO students are eligible for this
 academic records and who demonstrate the motivational and personal              “ . . .Dr . Pourgol; I wanted to thank you     loan . There are no credit checks . The loan is for a five year term at annual interest rate of 8% . The monthly
 characteristics suitable for a career in osteopathy .                           for the passion you show in the class .        payment for a loan of $12,000 from Medical Financial is $243 .32 .
    Service and a caring attitude are important characteristics of a future      That makes me so motivated to wake
                                                                                                                                   For the interactive live online manual osteopathy program National Academy of Osteopathy arranges a
                                                                                                                                guaranteed private student loan of up to $2,500 directly from Medical Financial for students in need of financial
 osteopathic manual practitioner .The Acadamy employs a rolling admis-           up early on weekends and come to
                                                                                                                                help . All national and international students are eligible for this loan . This loan is for a 5 year term at annual
 sions process; therefore, early application could increase the applicant’s      class . . .”                                   interest rate of 8% . The monthly payment for a loan of $2,500 is $50 .69 .
 probability for acceptance . The Acadamy encourages campus visits for           Sara Abassi                                       These guaranteed student loans are available for all NAO students (Canadian and international) .
 all applicants and reserves the right to require an interview .                 Part time student-Class of 2011                   To get more information and to apply for this loan please contact NAO registrar .



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Immigration                                                                                                                   Equal Opportunity
                                                                                                                              NAO promotes a positive, safe and healthy work, educational and clinical


to Canada                                                                          consulting services of Mr Sukanta
                                                                                   Saha (lawyer) and Ms . Shirin Pourgol
                                                                                   (paralegal) of Pourgol Paralegal ser-
                                                                                                                              environment . NAO respects the dignity and worth of every person and
                                                                                                                              prohibits discrimination within the institution and/or its clinic .
                                                                                                                                NAO offers equal opportunity to all persons without regard to race,
                                                                                                                              ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex,
for NAO                                                                            vices . Ms . Pourgol is one of the top
                                                                                   immigration consultants in Canada
                                                                                                                              sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, or disability . This
                                                                                                                              policy, subject to appropriate exceptions, applies to all matters, including:

International
                                                                                   and a member of the Upper Canada           admission and education of students; availability of student loans, and
                                                                                   Law Society . She can be reached at        job opportunities; and employment and promotion of teaching and
                                                                                   immigration@pourgolparalegal .com .

Students
                                                                                                                              administrative staff .

                                                                                   Ms . Shirin Pourgol has an excellent
                                                                                   business relationship with some of the
                                                                                                                                                                        Non Discrimination/
                                          and other countries are able to apply
                                          under the Skilled Workers category of
                                                                                   biggest osteopathy clinics in Canada
                                                                                   and as such is able to secure a guar-                                                Harassment Policy
                                          Citizenship & Immigration Canada .       anteed employment and job offer for                                                  Every member of the NAO community has the right to study, work and
                                          To start the process NAO interna-        international NAO graduates with an                                                  conduct his or her activities in an environment free of discrimination
Having a Diploma in Manual                tional graduates need a job offer from   osteopathic clinic . Her immigration                                                 and harassment, and supportive of academic achievement, dignity, and
Osteopathic Practice (DO(MP) can          an osteopathic clinic in Canada .        consulting services are guaranteed;                                                  self esteem . NAO is committed to providing and maintaining such an
help you immigrate to Canada and                                                   meaning in the unlikely event she is                                                 environment through its policies, regulations and education programs .
become a Canadian permanent resi-         For international NAO graduates          unable to secure Canadian permanent                                                  This policy applies to all members of the NAO community in their
dent, leading to Canadian citizenship     who are interested in immigrating        residence status for any international                                               interaction with other members of the NAO community and supersedes
and a Canadian passport in 3 years        to Canada and working here; NAO          NAO graduate; her consulting fee is                                                  the Sexual Harassment Policy & Procedures and the Equal Opportunity
following arrival in Canada .             highly recommends immigration            returned to the applicant .                                                          Policy, except where those policies are incorporated by specific reference
                                                                                                                                                                        in an agreement with a unionized group and/or dealt with by legislation .
National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                                                                                          The NAO community includes employees, students, patients, visitors,
international graduates (non-Cana-                                                                                                                                      volunteers, and other individuals who work, visit, or study at NAO .
dian) are eligible to obtain a license                                                                                                                                     Nothing contained in this policy shall derogate from the rights,
from International Osteopathic Asso-                                                                                                                                    privileges or obligations of the Institution to deal with the issues in a
ciation and practice in all Canadian                                                                                                                                    formal manner which then obviates the necessity of dealing with the
provinces; including Ontario, British                                                                                                                                   complaint through dispute resolution . NAO shall provide a work and
Columbia, Quebec and Alberta .                                                                                                                                          learning environment free of discrimination and harassment exercised
                                                                                                                                                                        by or against an individual by reason of race, colour, ancestry, place of
Osteopathy is a much in demand pro-                                                                                                                                     birth, national origin, citizenship, creed, religious or political affiliation
fession in Canada . As such high points                                                                                                                                 or belief, sex, sexual orientation, physical attributes, family relationship,
are given by Citizenship & Immigra-                                                                                                                                     age (except as consistent with applicable legislation), physical or mental
tion Canada to applicants who are                                                                                                                                       illness or disability, place of residence, or record of offences .
osteopaths .                                                                                                                                                               This policy shall not preclude any equity measures implemented
                                                                                                                                                                        by NAO or as required by law . There shall be no harassment or sexual
International NAO graduates from                                                                                                                                        harassment exercised by or against an individual .
Iran, China, Taiwan, South Korea


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     Privacy Policy                                                                                                       Frequently Asked Questions
        Access to applicant or student information by a third party is pro-                                               What is Osteopathy?                                                  It makes no difference if you take it part time or full time .
     hibited except where signed consent from the applicant or student is                                                 Osteopathy (founded in 1874 by Dr . Andrew Taylor Still in       The tuition is the same for international students taking this
                                                                                                                          USA) is an established internationally recognized manual         program in the Toronto campus .The tuition for the interactive
     provided . The signed consent will allow for access to information but                                               medicine system of analysis and treatment, which lays its        live online manual osteopathy program for students without
     cannot authorize the delegation by the applicant and/or student for                                                  main emphasis on the structural and functional integrity         previous health education is $8,428 (plus 13% tax) .
     decisions to be made on his or her behalf by any other party .                                                       of the musculoskeletal system .                                      For students with previous health education the campus
                                                                                                                             Manual osteopaths use a variety of hands-on physical          based DO(MP) program tuition is $12,220 (plus 13%) . For
        As an example, a student may authorize in writing that a parent receive                                           treatments . These include soft tissue techniques, osteo-        these students; the interactive distance education program
     the grades of the student or obtain the status of a student enrolled at                                              articular joint mobilization, spinal manipulation, muscle        is $5,026 plus tax .
     NAO . The authorization cannot be used for the parent to make deci-          Disclaimer                              energy techniques, myofascial release technique, trigger point
                                                                                                                          therapy, etc .These techniques are normally employed together    Is There a Tuition Discount For Health Practitioners?
     sions with respect to such matters as appeals or financial arrangements                                              with exercise, dietary, and occupational advice in an attempt
                                                                                  The National Acadamy of Oste-                                                                            Students who have previous health education background
     without the student being present and agreeing to the decision .                                                     to help patients recover from pain, disease and injury .         complete the diploma in osteopathic manual practice
                                                                                  opathy assumes no liability what-          European style Osteopaths do not prescribe medications
        A third party who has received signed authority on behalf of an                                                                                                                    program in half the time it takes other students .
                                                                                  soever for direct or indirect loss      or perform surgery, while American style osteopaths                 Tuition for the campus based students who have previous
     applicant and/or student may only advocate on behalf of the student                                                  perform surgery and prescribe medications as well as using
                                                                                  or damage suffered or incurred                                                                           experience as a chiropractor, physiotherapist, medical doctor,
     in the presence of that student . This policy applies only to persons not                                            osteopathic techniques in managing a patient’s condition .       physician and/or surgeon, massage therapist, aromatherapist,
                                                                                  by any student or third party as a         National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) teaches
     directly involved in the application or education process .                                                                                                                           occupational therapist, ergonomist, podiatrist, chiropodist,
                                                                                  result of matters beyond its con-       European style osteopathy; also known as pure osteopathy;        acupuncturist, pharmacist, optometrist, dentist, pedorthist,
                                                                                  trol, including but not limited to      manual osteopathy, traditional osteopathy or osteopathic         orthotist, homeopath, optician, personal support worker, social
                                                                                                                          manual practice .                                                worker, dental hygienist, psychologist, kinesiologist, fitness
                                                                                  delays, interruption, suspension or
                                                                                                                                                                                           trainer, dietician, nutritionist, and naturopath is set at $12,210
                                                                                  cancellation of services, courses       What is a Minimum Academic Admission Requirement?                plus 13% tax .
                                                                                  or classes, or other academic and       Any student with a grade 12 high school diploma or its              Tuition for interactive (study at home) online manual
       Professionalism                                                            clinical activities where the inter-    equivalent may apply for admission to the osteopathic
                                                                                                                          manual practice program offered by National Academy of
                                                                                                                                                                                           osteopathy for these students is set at $5,026 plus 13% tax .

          All students enrolled at NAO are prohibited from providing              ruption or cancellation is caused       Osteopathy . The diploma in osteopathic manual practice          When Does the DO(MP) Program Start?
                                                                                  by natural disasters, fire, water,      program is 8 months full time or 20 months part time             The full time diploma in osteopathic manual practice of
       manual osteopathy treatment, advice, or acting in a clinical manner,                                               in length for high school graduates or any other student
                                                                                  theft, strike, lockout, protest, gov-                                                                    National Academy of Osteopathy starts twice a year; in
       as it relates to a health profession for which he or she is not licensed                                           without prior health education . The program length for          the first week of September and last week of February) .
       or registered in Ontario, with any person inside or outside of NAO         ernment action, civil unrest or         students with prior health education is 4 months full time       The part time program is offered once a year and it starts
                                                                                  disobedience, financial exigency,       or 9 months part time .                                          in the first weekend of March .
       unless under the supervision and direction of a clinician . Each stu-
       dent enrolled at NAO is strictly prohibited from practicing and/or         inability to procure materials or
                                                                                  trades, utility interruptions, or       How Long is the DO(MP) Program?                                  Is Financial Help Available?
       holding himself/herself out as an osteopathic manual practitioner .                                                The Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice offered by            Student loans are available to National Academy of
       Students are subject to the rules, regulations and policies established    damage to NAO property . NAO            National Academy of Osteopathy may be taken as a full            Osteopathy students . Canadian and international NAO
                                                                                  reserves the right to change its        time or part time program . For high school graduates            students are entitled to a student loan of up to $12,000
       from time to time by NAO . The student is subject to the laws,                                                     and other students who do not have any previous health
                                                                                  institutional rules and regula-                                                                          (Canadian) toward their tuition for the campus based
       regulations and conduct set out by NAO .                                                                           education the DO(MP) program is 8 months full time               program and up to $2,500 for the interactive (distance
          Failure to comply with this regulation may lead to disciplinary         tions from time to time without         or 9 months part time . For students who have previous           education) program offered online . Contact NAO registrar
                                                                                  notice .                                health education (massage therapists, medical doctors,           for more information and to apply for a student loan .
       action, which may include expulsion or suspension from NAO,                                                        physiotherapists, kinesiologists, acupuncturists, etc) the       Student loans are for a 5 year term; at an interest rate of
       and further civil, administrative and/or criminal action being com-                                                program is 4 months full time or 9 months part time .            8% per year .
       menced against the offending student . Consent of an individual is                                                 This is the first and only condensed four months full time
                                                                                                                          osteopathy program in Canada for health professionals .
       not justification for inappropriate conduct by a student . A student                                                                                                            What Diploma Offered Upon Graduation?
       or intern with a concern or question regarding the above policy is                                                                                                              Upon gradations students receive the following
                                                                                                                          How Much is the Tuition for the DO(MP) Program?              designation: Diploma in Manual Osteopathic Practice .
       advised to contact the registrar to ascertain NAO’s position with                                                  The DO(MP) program may be taken as a campus based The academic designation you may use in front of your
       respect to any potential issue .                                                                                   program in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) or interactive online name is DO(MP) .
                                                                                                                          elsewhere . The tuition for students without previous health    Upon successful completion of all NAO exams you
                                                                                                                          education is $17,820 (Canadian) for the complete campus will receive your diploma .You are then eligible to write
                                                                                                                          based manual osteopathy program offered at National Academy the osteopathy board exams administered by the Canadian
                                                                                                                          of Osteopathy campus in Toronto (Ontario, Canada) .


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Manual Osteopathy Examining Board (www .cmoeb .org) .            who works as an employee in a health or rehab clinic                (Paris), Greece (Athens), Turkey (Istanbul), Japan (Tokyo),       $104 per hour of treatment performed by chiropractors
Following successful passing of the board exams you may          is generally between $30 to $40 per hour in Europe,                 South Korea (Seoul), Germany (Frankfort), Netherlands             compared to $53 .66 paid to manual osteopaths for each
apply for membership to the International Osteopathic            Australia, Caribbean and North America and $10 to $20               (Amsterdam), Portugal (Lisbon), South Africa (Cape Town,          hour of MVA treatment) .
Association (www .internationalosteopathicassociation .org) to   in Asia, Latin America and Africa . An ‘average’ European           Soweto), , Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja), Swaziland (Mbabane),
receive a license number that enables you to open your own       style manual osteopath can earn up to $90,000 or more               United States Virgin Islands (Charlotte Amalie), Jamaica          Is 8 months Enough to Learn Manual Osteopathy?
clinic and work as a manual osteopath in Ontario and all other   per year in Europe, Australia, Caribbean & North America .          (Kingston), Barbados (Bridgetown), Bahamas (Nassau),              The total hours of study at National Academy of
Canadian provinces as well as all other countries worldwide .    There is virtually no unemployment in this field .                  Ghana (Accra, Kumasi),Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain),          Osteopathy (1280 hours) surpasses the teaching hours
with a license number from IOA you may bill more than               Manual osteopaths in private practice generally charge           Turk & Cacaos (Grand Turk), and Venezuela (Caracas,               of most other osteopathy colleges . Most osteopathy
95% of insurers that cover osteopathic treatments .              between $90 to $140 per hour of treatment in Europe,                Maracaibo . This list is expanding .                              colleges offer 3 year part time programs at one weekend
   All international NAO students are also required to write     North America, Australia & Caribbean and $20 to $60                   NAO has admission offices in 46 cities . These offices          a month . As such NAO students spend more time
the Canadian osteopathy board exams of CMOEB as it is            per hour in Asia, Latin America & Africa .                          help students with the admission process and can answer           learning techniques compared to many other osteopathic
the only board organization accepted by IOA . List of IOA           Manual osteopathy treatment provided by National                 any questions they may have . Students in these cities            colleges .
members are submitted to all insurers and Ministry of Health     Academy of Osteopathy graduates are covered by more                 should apply directly to these admission offices to start             The minimum required teaching hours set by the
of most countries .                                              than 95% of insurers in Canada .                                    the admission process . All others students should directly       International Osteopathic association for a diploma
                                                                    For patients injured in a motor vehicle related accident         apply to the central admissions office in Toronto, Canada .       program in manual osteopathy is 600 hours and the NAO
                                                                 in Ontario (Canada) all auto insurers cover osteopathic             NAO aims to have admission offices in 100 cities by the           program exceeds the guidelines established by IOA .
What Employment Opportunities Exist For Osteopaths?                                                                                  end of 2012 . For the list of admission offices please see the
Upon graduation; osteopathic manual practitioners have           treatments performed by NAO graduates at the rate of                                                                                      There are colleges in Europe offering osteopathy in
                                                                 $53 .66 per hour as per fee guideline set by Financial              “Contact Us” section of this website .                            a 3 to 4 year full time Doctor of Osteopathy programs .
the option of opening their own osteopathy clinics; or to
rent rooms in established medical, health or rehab clinics       Services Commission of Ontario .                                                                                                      These colleges teach comprehensive diagnosis courses
and benefit from cross referrals; or to work as employees                                                                            Is Tuition Tax Deductable?                                        and they also teach osteopathy techniques such as cranial
in other osteopathic, medical, chiropractic, physiotherapy,      What is Osteopathy Unemployment Rate?                               Yes . NAO Tuition is a tax-deductable expense . Students          therapy and visceral manipulation .
massage or rehab clinics .                                       There is virtually no unemployment in this health care              receive a receipt for tuition paid .                                  Rendering a diagnosis is a controlled act in many
   Most osteopaths work in private clinics, often as             profession . Almost all osteopathic manual practitioner                The cost of books and supplies are also tax deductable .       countries; such as Canada . In these countries only medical
sole proprietor, associate or employee . However, the            find employment .                                                                                                                     doctors, chiropractors and physiotherapists are permitted to
increase in multidisciplinary health care facilities and                                                                             What is the Difference Between a                                  render a diagnosis in conjunction .As such National Academy
physical rehabilitation clinics in Canada has opened new         How Many Osteopaths Practice in North America?                      Manual Osteopath and a Chiropractor?                              of Osteopathy does not teach detailed medical diagnosis .
opportunities for osteopathic manual practitioners to            There are approximately 1000 osteopathic manual                        Chiropractors and manual osteopaths are both health            NAO students learn only introductory diagnosis .
collaborate with other health care professionals (such           practitioners in Canada and 67,000 osteopaths in the                professionals who treat patients with a focus on the                  National Academy of Osteopathy teaches only scientific;
as family physicians, chiropractors, registered massage          USA . Nearly half of them are women .                               musculoskeletal system, including the spine, joints, muscles,     research proven manual osteopathy techniques . It does not
therapists, naturopaths, athletic therapists, kinesiologists,                                                                        tendons, and ligaments .                                          teach cranial osteopathy as it is not validated by research and
podiatr ists, chiropodists, occupational therapists,                                                                                    Historically there is a political answer relating to the       it does not teach visceral manipulation since it is something
                                                                 What Countries Offer Osteopathy Education?                                                                                            outside the scope of osteopathy practice as defined by
ergonomists, and physiotherapists) and benefit patients              There are currently seven osteopathy colleges in Canada,        founder of osteopathy, Dr Andrew Taylor Still, falling out
with interprofessional care .                                                                                                        with his student, Dr . D .D . Palmer, who then went on to be      International Osteopathic Association . This significantly
                                                                 all teaching European style osteopathy, and 28 colleges in                                                                            decreases program length compared to the Doctor of
   A small numbers of osteopaths also work in hospitals,         the USA, teaching American style osteopathy .                       the founder of chiropractic .
nursing homes, health spas, sports teams, insurance                                                                                     The principle working difference is that osteopaths            Osteopathy program . NAO graduates after 8 months are
                                                                     National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) is the only                                                                                  fully qualified manual osteopaths ready to serve patients .
companies claims services department, fitness clubs,             college offering a condensed four months full time                  tend to use more rhythmical and gentler techniques while
osteopathic colleges, motor vehicle accident (MVA)               osteopathy program .                                                chiropractors use more often stronger, high velocity, low
assessment centres and other institutions .                                                                                          amplitude manipulative techniques . Chiropractors may               This is what Mr . Amir Kazemi; one of the full
                                                                     There are also osteopathy colleges in Argentina,Australia,                                                                        time students of NAO has said about the program:
   Most new graduates start their professional work as           Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Switzerland,The Netherlands,             also employ modalities such as ultrasound and various
employees . Later they establish their own private clinics .     Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Russia, England, Spain, Israel,           electrotherapies for pain relief while osteopaths generally
                                                                                                                                     rely on hands-on manual techniques to relieve pain .              “Dear Dr . Pourgol;
                                                                 Italy, New Zealand, and France .                                                                                                         In July 2010 when you told me about osteopathy I was
Is NAO registered with MTCU as per Private Career                    NAO is offering interactive manual osteopathy programs             Essentially, both offer valuable and useful services, and
                                                                                                                                     each can be included in a holistic healthcare regimen .There      interested in it But the thing that was always in my mind was:
Colleges Act, 2005?                                              in certain countries . Interactive education is a combination                                                                            “Is it possible for me with no background in Health
Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 regulates most private         of live online internet based lectures for the basic and clinical   are now many multidisciplinary clinics offering osteopathy,
                                                                                                                                     chiropractic, physiotherapy and registered massage therapy        to start this program?”
colleges in Ontario . There are a few educational health         sciences; and class based education for the practical manual                                                                             You told me that you are creating a program that
programs however; under NOC sections 3123 and 3232               osteopathy skills and techniques section of the program             services .This seems to be the new growing trend in Canada,
                                                                                                                                     USA and Europe, specially for patients injured in motor           anyone with no background in Health can study and
such as osteopathy, podiatry, and chiropody that are             taught in the capital city of each chosen country .                                                                                   learn manual osteopathy and be successful in it . Still In
exempted from being registered under this act . These                NAO has obtained permission to teach manual                     vehicle accidents .
                                                                                                                                        Since chiropractors are able to render a diagnosis their       February 2011 when I started osteopathy I was not sure
exempted health educational programs must be registered          osteopathy in 60 cities across 31 countries globally .                                                                                about it but I did it because I trusted you .
under different government agencies . NAO is registered          Currently NAO teaches interactive live online manual                education is more detailed and it takes 4 years of full time
                                                                                                                                     studies plus 3 years of university education 9total of 7 years)      Now after a month that I am in the osteopathy
and licensed by Ontario Ministry of Government                   osteopathy in Canada (Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa,                                                                                     Program I am Sure that with your method of teaching
Services to operate in the Province of Ontario (license          London), USA (Atlanta, Boston, Palm Beach, New York,                leading to a doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree .
                                                                                                                                        Financially the salary range and annual income levels of       the manual practice of osteopathy and the passion you
# 200607893) and it is also registered federally by Industry     Broward, Phoenix, Victorville), China (Shenyang, Hong                                                                                 have for teaching and also the curriculum you gather for
Canada (reg # 757053-8) .                                        Kong), Iran (Tehran North,Tehran West, Kerman, Shiraz,              doctors of chiropractic ($30 to $50 per hour) and manual
                                                                                                                                     osteopaths ($30 to $40 per hour) are similar (approximately       other subjects in this program (anatomy, pathology, . . .)
                                                                 Isfahan),Taiwan (Taipei), Mexico (Mexico City), Botswana                                                                              IT IS possible to become a successful manual osteopath
                                                                 (Gaborone), Dominican Republic (Santo Domingo),                     $90,000 per year) as insurers and patient pay same amounts
What is Average Salary of Manual Osteopaths?                                                                                         for both treatments (except for motor vehicle accident cases;     ONLY in so few months .
The average salary for a new manual osteopathy graduate          Brazil (Sao Paulo), Spain (Madrid), Italy (Rome), France                                                                                 I just want to thank you for creating this opportunity .”
                                                                                                                                     where FSCO guidelines in Ontario enforces insurers to pay


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Is NAO accepted by International Osteopathic Association (IOA)?     Where is NAO campus?                                             are ready for the real world upon graduation .                        Osteopathic Association (IOA) . National Academy of
Yes . NAO is accepted as being a fully accredited manual            Both the full time and part time class based manual                 National Academy of Osteopathy is accredited by Canadian           Osteopathy graduates are permitted to join IOA to receive
osteopathy educational centre by International Osteopathic          osteopathy programs of National Academy of Osteopathy            Manual Osteopathy Examining Board (CMOEB) and it is a                 a license number . IOA members are permitted to practice
Association (www .internationalosteopathicassociation .             (NAO) are offered at the campus in Toronto (3701                 full member of International Osteopathic Association (IOA) .          in Ontario and all other Canadian provinces as well as
org) . NAO graduates are permitted to apply for IOA                 Chesswood Dr ive, Suite 206, Toronto, Ontar io,                  NAO graduates may sit for the board exams administered                internationally in most jurisdictions .
membership and to receive certificates of registrations             Canada) .                                                        by CMOEB . Following successful completion of the board
                                                                       The practical technique classroom part of interactive         exam, NAO students are permitted to join IOA and receive              Can International Students Write Canadian Board Exams?
What is the Interactive Manual Osteopathy program offered at NAO?   manual osteopathy program offered internationally by             certificate of registration and a license number to bill insurers .   Yes . They must . All National Academy of Osteopathy
For national and international students (including                  NAO is held at the board rooms of selected hotels in             They may then practice manual osteopathy in all Canadian              international students are encouraged to write the board
those in Toronto) who are unable to attend the campus               each city . For the list of hotels please see the “Contact       provinces (including Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia), all          exams administered by Canadian Manual Osteopathy
based program; National Academy of Osteopathy offers                US” section .                                                    United States of America states (including California, New            Examining Board (www .cmoeb .org) . Passing of the Canadian
interactive online manual osteopathy program in Canada                                                                               York,Texas), as well as most other countries in Europe,Asia,          board is a requirement to join International Osteopathic
(Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Winnipeg, Calgary,                 Is NAO approved by Medical Financial?                            the Caribbean, Africa and Latin America .                             Association . And a license number from IOA is necessary
Edmonton,Vancouver, Ottawa, London), USA (Atlanta,                  Medical Financial; located in Toronto, Canada, is a                 The 4 months program starts twice a year in February               to practice manual osteopathy in most countries .
Boston, Palm Beach, New York, Broward, Phoenix,                     Canadian financial company that provides health related          and September of each year .The 9 months program starts                  As well; if international NAO graduates wish to
Victorville), China (Shenyang, Hong Kong,Beijing,                   private loans . National Academy of Osteopathy is the            once per year in March .                                              immigrate to Canada and receive job offers; they must
Shanghai, Hong Kong, Chongqing, Xian, Shenzhen,                     only osteopathy college in Canada approved by Medical               The tuition for the campus based program for massage therapists    be a member of IOA and have passed the Canadian
Tianjin ), Iran (Tehran North, Tehran West, Kerman,                 Financial as an accredited health education facility . As such   and acupuncturists is $12,220 Canadian plus 13% tax . Student         board exams . No Canadian health clinic would hire any
Shiraz, Isfahan), Taiwan (Taipei), Mexico (Mexico City),            NAO students are eligible to receive guaranteed student          loan of $6,500 is available to all campus based students .            manual osteopath that is not a member of International
Jordan (Amman), Botswana (Gaborone), Dominican                      loans of up to $12,000 (Canadian) for the campus based              The tuition for the interactive distance education online          Osteopathic Association .
Republic (Santo Domingo), Brazil (Sao Paulo), Spain                 program and $2,500 for the distance education interactive        program for health professionals is $5,026 Canadian plus
(Madrid), Italy (Rome), France (Paris), Greece (Athens),            online program without credit checks . The loan is for a         tax . Student loan of $1,000 is available to all students
                                                                                                                                     enrolled in the interactive manual osteopathy program .               Is NAO the Only Osteopathy College Offering DO(MP)?
Turkey (Istanbul), Japan (Tokyo), South Korea (Seoul),              five year term at annual interest rate of 8% .The monthly                                                                              No . Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice: DO(MP) is
Germany (Frankfort), Netherlands (Amsterdam), Portugal              payment for a loan of $12,000 from Medical Financial is          The 2 weeks practical sessions will be held in board
                                                                                                                                     rooms of Fairmount, Hilton, or Sheraton hotels or in                  offered by a number of osteopathy colleges in Canada .
(Lisbon), South Africa (Cape Town, Soweto), , Nigeria               $243 .32 . And the monthly payment for a loan of $2,500
(Lagos, Abuja), Swaziland (Mbabane), United States Virgin           is $50 .66 .This guaranteed student loan is available for all    the admission offices of NAO .
Islands (Charlotte Amalie), Jamaica (Kingston), Barbados            NAO students (Canadian and international) .                         To register for the Accelerated Manual Osteopathy                  Is DO(MP) a Recognized Title?
(Bridgetown), Bahamas (Nassau), Ghana (Accra, Kumasi),                                                                               Program for Health Practitioners please contact                       Yes . After DO (Doctor of Osteopathy); DO(MP): Diploma
Trinidad & Tobago (Port of Spain),Turk & Cacaos (Grand                                                                               admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy .com or phone                  in Osteopathic Manual Practice is the most recognized
                                                                    Does NAO Offer Accelerated Program for Health Professionals?     (416) 635-6550 or toll free 1-877-550-6550 . If you are               title . It is accepted by most insurers and government
Turk), and Venezuela (Caracas, Maracaibo) through a                 For health professionals such as physiotherapists, massage
combination of online teaching sessions through the                                                                                  located in a city that has its own NAO admissions office              agencies as being a valid diploma .
                                                                    therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, medical doctors,      please contact them to register .
internet (4 months full time or 9 months part time),                dentists, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers,
complete lectures on DVD (mailed to student at the start            personal support workers, psychologists, fitness trainers,                                                                             When Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program is Scheduled to Open?
of program), and on-site classroom osteopathy technique             kinesiologists, homeopaths, naturopaths, etc who wish            Is Manual Osteopathy Treatments Covered by Insurers?                  National Academy of Osteopathy is in the process of
labs in these cities (after program is finished; we send a          to enter the rewarding health care profession of manual          In certain countries (such as Canada, Australia & most                setting up a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program which
manual osteopath to your city to teach you techniques               osteopathy; National Academy of Osteopathy offers the            European countries) manual osteopathic treatments are                 is scheduled to be ready in 2015 .
for two weeks) .                                                    Accelerated Manual Osteopathy Program for Health                 covered by most insurance providers .
   For the osteopathy technique classes; NAO sends                  Practitioners .These health practitioners will be exempted          In Canada more than 90% of insurers cover osteopathic              Is There a Waiting List for NAO Campus Based Program?
manual osteopaths to these major cities for 14 days of daily        from taking the basic science courses and as such they           treatments . And of these 95% cover osteopathic treatments            Yes . Due to limited space the campus based program is
condensed osteopathy technique training in February and             may finish the Diploma in Manual Osteopathic Practice            offered by National Academy of Osteopathy graduates . Less            in high demand and there is a waiting list to get into the
August of each year .                                               (DOMP) program in 4 months full time (Mondays to                 than 5% of insurers have other guidelines before issuing              campus based program .
   National & International graduates of interactive                Fridays 9am to 6pm) or 9 months part time (Saturdays             payment; the main one being that the osteopathy treatment
manual osteopathy program receive a Diploma in Manual               and Sundays 9am to 6pm) .                                        should be provided by a doctor of osteopathy (DO) .
Osteopathic Practice (DO(MP)) . They may then write                                                                                                                                                        Is NAO Program Shorter Than Other Osteopathy Colleges?
                                                                       NAO offers the Diploma in Manual Osteopathic                                                                                        No . While it may seem that NAO program (4 months
the board exams administered by the Canadian Manual                 Practice program either as a campus based program in             Is the DO(MP) Diploma Offered by NAO Accepted by Insurers?
Osteopathy Examining Board (www .cmoeb .org) . Upon                                                                                                                                                        full time or 9 months part time) is shorter than other
                                                                    Toronto, Ontario (Canada) or through the interactive study       Out of hundreds of insurers that cover osteopathic                    colleges; in reality the total hours (640) is similar to
successful completion of the board exams; these graduates           at home online program with two weeks of condensed               treatments; More than 95% accept DO(MP) diploma
may apply to the International Osteopathic Association                                                                                                                                                     most osteopathic colleges . Even though most osteopathy
                                                                    practical classroom based training sessions (available in 60     offered by National Academy of Osteopathy . Less than 5%              colleges have programs ranging from 2 years in 5 years;
(www .internationalosteopathicassociation .org) to receive          cities across 31 countries) in your city .                       of insurers have other conditions to pay for osteopathic
certificate of registration and a license number . NAO                                                                                                                                                     they are offered mostly on part time basis . The total
                                                                       What makes NAO education unique is that it is                 treatments .The main condition being that the treatment               teaching hours are mostly the same in Canada .
graduates may then work in Canada, China, Iran,Taiwan,              geared toward success . NAO graduates successful manual          to be provided by a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) .
Columbia, Brazil, India, USA, Mexico, Jordan, South                                                                                                                                                           In England and Australia the osteopathy program is
                                                                    osteopaths .World famous osteopath; Dr . Shahin Pourgol                                                                                offered 4 or 5 years full time . But they are DO (Doctor
Korea, Nigeria, Ghana, Botswana, Swaziland, South Africa,           (www .pourgol .com) founder of NAO as well as Union
England, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas, Turk & Cacaos,                                                                                  Is Membership in a Provincial Association Necessary to                of Osteopathy) programs . They teach medical diagnosis
                                                                    Ergonomics franchise and Spinal Traction Clinic franchise        Practice Osteopathy?                                                  and manipulation . NAO does not teach these as they
Trinidad & Tobago, US Virgin Island, Venezuela, UAE,                personally teaches business, marketing, financial and
France, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and most                                                                                No . There is no need to be a member of provincial                    are controlled acts in Canada and only medical doctors,
                                                                    clinic management skills to all classes (campus based and        osteopathy association in Ontario or elsewhere to practice            physiotherapists and chiropractors are permitted to render
other countries in the world .                                      interactive) . Students learn all the knowledge necessary        as a manual osteopath .                                               a diagnosis and perform spinal manipulation . as such it is
                                                                    to become a successful manual osteopath . NAO graduates             The only membership required is of International                   pointless to teach these .


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Why NAO Does Not Teach Cranial Osteopathy
& Visceral Manipulation?
National Academy of Osteopathy only teaches osteopathic
techniques that are validated through scientific research .
Cranial Osteopathy is not proven to be a scientific
                                                                        What Makes NAO Different From Other Osteopathy Colleges?
                                                                        1) National Academy of Osteopathy teaches more
                                                                        scientific osteopathy techniques than any other manual
                                                                        osteopathy college .
                                                                                                                                          Sports Energy Technique
technique at this moment . As such we do not teach this                 2) NAO is the only osteopathic college focused on                   World famous osteopath; Dr Shahin Pourgol has developed a method of advanced techniques called Osteopathic
technique .                                                             graduating successful manual osteopaths . NAO graduates             Sports Energy Technique (SET) . This is the first time a Canadian osteopath originates an osteopathic technique .
   Visceral manipulation has some scientific validity . But             receive full education on marketing, business management,           Until now all osteopathy techniques originated from United States .
we here at NAO believe that it should not be part of the                financial planning, tax strategies, asset protection, wealth
normal scope of osteopathic practice . We want manual                   creation, public relations, advertising, estate planning, etc .
osteopaths be known as specialist in management of                      NAO is the only osteopathic college in the world teaching         Dr . Pourgol’s interest in sports goes back more than three        Because of this characteristic, muscle tissue provides
musculoskeletal and joint disorders . We believe a family               these topics in detail .                                          decades when he started practicing Judo, Shotokan Karate,          motion, maintenance of posture, and heat production .
physician is better equipped to handle disorders such as                                                                                  Kan Zen Ryu Karate, Kung Fu To’A, Hyeong Tae Kwon                  Based on certain structural and functional characteristics,
constipation that can be helped by visceral techniques . Being          3) NAO teaches students how to create a niche market and
in a niche market is what advances osteopathy . To be jack              be known as an expert in that market .We teach students           Do (ITF) and Pumsae Tae Kwon Do (WTF) .                            muscle tissue is classified into three types: cardiac,
of all trade; and treating every kind of disorder dilutes the           about geriatrics osteopathy, osteopathic MVA rehab, slip                                                                             smooth and skeletal . Based
massage and confuses the public as to what exactly osteopaths           & falls management, multidisciplinary accident care, sports                                                                          on various structural and
treat . It is best to specialize in a field than to be a generalist .   osteopathy, paediatric osteopathy, independent disability                                                                            functional characteristics,
That is why we work only on musculoskeletal and joint                   evaluation,TMJ pain management, orthopaedic supports,
disorders at NAO .                                                      orthotic footwear, compression support hose, functional                                                                              skeletal muscle fibres are
                                                                        abilities evaluation, ergonomic assessment, job site analysis,                                                                       classified into three types:
                                                                        decompression traction therapy, auxiliary osteopathy,                                                                                Type I fibres,Type II b fibres
What Osteopathic Techniques Are Taught at NAO?                          work hardening, & work conditioning, amongst other
   National Academy of Osteopathy teaches more                                                                                                                                                               and type II a fibres .
                                                                        topics . NAO is the only osteopathic school teaching
techniques than any other osteopathy college in Canada .                these topics .                                                                                                                          Type IIb fibres, also called
We teach only scientific techniques for all joints including                                                                                                                                                 fast twitch or fast glycolytic
lumbar, thoracic, cervical, temporomandibular joint,                    4) Professor Pourgol’s lecture series on “Setting Up a                                                                               fibres; contain a low content
shoulder, scapula, elbow, wrist, hand, sacrum, hip, knee,               Million Dollar Practice” and “Improving Your Brain
ankle and foot .                                                                                                                                                                                             of myoglobin, relatively few
                                                                        & Achieving Your Goals by Manipulating Reticular
   Some of the techniques include osteo-articular joint                 Activating System & Psychocybernetics Mechanism”                                                                                     mitochondria, relatively few
mobilization, palpation, muscle energy techniques &                     are available only to NAO students .                                                                                                 blood capillaries and large
proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, soft tissue                                                                                       In 1985; Dr Pourgol received the bronze medal in                amounts glycogen . Type II b fibres are white, geared to
therapy, myofascial release technique, trigger point therapy,           5) NAO students have 100% passing rate at the osteopathy
therapeutic exercise, etc .                                                                                                               provincial Tae Kwon Do championship of Gilan (Iran) .              generate ATP by anaerobic metabolic processes, not able to
                                                                        board exams . We prepare our students academically for
                                                                        the board exams and offer free tutorials .                        As part of his mission to expand Tae kwon Do in Iran;              supply skeletal muscle fibres continuously with sufficient
What Makes NAO the Best Osteopathy College in the World?                                                                                  Dr Pourgol authored a comprehensive book on Pumsae                 ATP, fatigue easily, split ATP at a fast rate and have a fast
The short answer is: Dr Shahin Pourgol . World famous                   6) NAO is the only osteopathy college in Canada accepted by       patterns in Tae Kwon Do in 1986 .                                  contraction velocity . Generally people are born with an
osteopath & distinguished author, professor Pourgol is                  Medical Financial as an accredited health education facility .       Dr . Pourgol’s claim to fame in martial arts was due to         average of 50% slow and 50% fast twitch fibres . Sprinters
what made National Academy of Osteopathy the largest                                                                                      his kicking techniques . Especially his flying kicks were          with proper training change this ratio to 80% fast twitch
and best osteopathy college in the world .                              10) NAO students are eligible for many scholarships from
   Dr . Pourgol is a successful chiropractor, ergonomist and            NAO as well as Union Ergonomics, Mobile Osteopathy                revolutionary in design and his 180 degree split flying            fibres in the leg muscles while marathon runners change
osteopath . He is the founder of Union Ergonomics and                   Canada, Mobile Osteopathy UK, Mobile Osteopathy                   kick became the top selling poster in Iran for two years           the ratio with advanced training to 80% slow twitch fibres
Spinal Traction Franchise Clinics (58 clinics) found across             Australia, Gene Lab DNA and Spinal Traction Clinic .              in 1985 and 1986 .                                                 in the lower limbs muscles .
North America . He is also creator of the Osteopathic                                                                                        Upon graduation in 1995, Dr Pourgol focused his                    Because fast twitch fibers use anaerobic metabolism to
Sports Energy Technique (SET) .The only Canadian who                    11) NAO works closely with Mobile Osteopathy Canada;
has developed an osteopathic technique .                                the largest employer of manual osteopaths in Canada .             practice on sports medicine and was chosen as the team             create fuel, they are much better at generating short bursts of
   Dr Pourgol shares with National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                                  doctor for three soccer teams in Canada and Portugal .             strength and speed than slow muscles . However, they fatigue
students all he knows about life, self improvement, creativity,         12) For international students who wish to immigrate                 Sports Energy Technique is a form of advanced osteopathic       more quickly . Fast twitch fibers generally produce the same
goals, happiness, marketing & business . His lecture series on          to Canada under the “Skilled Professional” category of
                                                                        Immigration Canada; NAO is able to help NAO graduates             technique designed to improve athletic performance by              amount of force per contraction as slow muscles, but they
“Setting Up a Million Dollar Practice” & “Improving Your
Brain & Achieving Your Goals by Manipulating Reticular                  find employment in Canada and secure a job offer .                increasing speed . This is achieved by working on the fast         get their name because they are able to fire more rapidly .
Activating System & Psychocybernetics Mechanism” are                                                                                      twitch type IIb skeletal muscle fibres .                           Having more fast twitch fibers can be an asset to athletes
legendary among NAO students .                                          13) NAO offers many employment opportunities to its                  Athletes can achieve dramatic increase in speed often           since they need to quickly generate a lot of force .
   Dr Pourgol is the reason NAO graduates successful                    own graduates . 25 of the current 46 NAO admission
                                                                        offices are partnered & owned with NAO graduates .We              after the first session . They can run, kick, jump or punch           Osteopathic Sports Energy Technique will be taught
manual osteopaths .
                                                                        also hire NAO graduates for teaching positions and the            faster often after doing the first set of S .E .T . techniques .   in the osteopathy skills course of National Academy of
                                                                        student clinic .                                                     Muscle tissue consists of fibres (cells) that are highly        Osteopathy by Dr Shahin Pourgol .
                                                                                                                                          specialized for the active generation of force for contraction .


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Continuing Education                                                                                                                 DTA428 Decompression Traction Assistant
                                                                                                                                     Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Traction Therapy is
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Through this program students learn how to operate the
                                                                                                                                                                                                        decompression traction table, and how to set up the patient


Certificate Programs
                                                                                                                                     a low back rehabilitation program that uses Food & Drug            on the table as per health practitioner’s requirement . Students
                                                                                                                                     Administration (FDA) cleared medical technology that               also learn basic medical terminology, basic anatomy and basic
                                                                                                                                     gently stretches the spine and decompresses the discs . This       spinal pathology .
                                                                                                                                     technique of spinal decompression traction therapy, that is,          Upon graduation Certified Decompression Traction
  National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) provides manual osteopaths (and others) with easy access to high-calibre
                                                                                                                                     unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown            Assistants find employment in rehabilitation, chiropractic,
  programs developed to meet the evolving needs of professional practice . NAO continuing education courses
                                                                                                                                     the ability to gently separate the vertebrae from each other,      osteopathy, massage therapy, physiotherapy, & medical clinics
  improve knowledge, skills and the quality of patient care . Those who successfully complete these programs are
                                                                                                                                     creating a vacuum inside the discs . This “vacuum effect”          as well as hospitals and long term care centres .
  eligible to receive certification .
                                                                                                                                     is also known as negative intradiscal pressure .                      National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) is the official
AOT1026 Auxiliary Osteopathy Therapy                              Certificate: successful graduates of this course are entitled to                                                                       provider of Decompression Traction Assistant training to
This practical course covers the basic physics, physiological     use Certified Electrotherapist (CET) designation .                                                                                     employees of Spinal Traction Clinic franchises and Union
principles, indications, contraindications, instruments                                                                                                                                                  Ergonomics franchise clinics .
operation, electrodes placement and the proper applications of    Tuition: $5000 .00 plus HST for NAO students & graduates
physiotherapy modalities for different medical conditions .       / Union Ergonomics & Spinal Traction Clinic franchisees                                                                                Certificate: successful graduates of this course are entitled to
   Physiotherapy modalities are used to decrease pain             & employees . $7500 .00 for all other students .                                                                                       use Certified Decompression Traction Assistant (CDTA)
& inflammation of patients with neuromusculoskeletal                                                                                                                                                     designation after passing the required examination .
& joint disorders . They are an integral part of pain             Student Loan: student loan of $2500 .00 is available to
management therapy used by many health professionals              all students .                                                                                                                          Tuition: $1600 .00 plus 13% Harmonized Sales Tax ($1808 .00
such as chiropractors, physiotherapists, osteopaths, medical                                                                                                                                              total) for Canadian & international NAO students & gradu-
doctors, podiatrists, chiropodists, physiatrists, naturopaths,    Schedule: AOT1026 course can be taken in July of                       The negative pressure can induce the retraction of the ates / Union Ergonomics, Gene Lab DNA & Spinal Traction
athletic therapists and registered massage therapists .           each year . Classes are held every Tuesday evenings 6              herniated or bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the Clinic franchisees & employees . $3200 .00 plus HST for all
                                                                  to 8 pm for 8 weeks .                                              nerve root, thecal sac, or both . It happens only microscopically other students .Tuition is in Canadian dollar and includes all
The therapeutic modalities used most commonly by manual                                                                              each time, but cumulatively, over six to eight weeks, the results the instructional materials necessary to complete this program .
osteopaths are:                                                   Registration Requirement: this course is open to all students      are quite dramatic .                                                Application fee of $150 plus 13% tax (total $169 .50) applies
                                                                  and practitioners of healing arts such as osteopathy, massage          The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation over a to all students .
    Therapeutic Ultrasound (US)                                   therapy, & athletic therapy .                                      series of visits, promotes the diffusion of water, oxygen, and
    Interferential Current Therapy (IFC)                                                                                             nutrient-rich fluids from the outside of the discs to the inside . Student Loan: student loan is not available for this program .
    Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)            To register for this course please contact                         These nutrients enable the torn and degenerated disc fibres
    Percussion Therapy                                            NAO registrar at (416) 635-6550 .                                  to begin to heal .                                                  Schedule: DTA428 program is offered 6 times per year in
    Thermotherapy                                                                                                                        Patients are treated fully clothed and are fitted with a pelvic February, April, June, August, October, & December . The
    Cryotherapy                                                                                                                      harness that fits around their pelvis as well as a thoracic harness course is offered as an interactive, distance education, study at
    Paraffin Wax Bath                                                                                                                as they lie face down or face up on a computerized controlled home program . It takes four weeks to complete the program
    Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS)                                                                                              table .The Spinal Traction Clinic health practitioner operates and campus attendance is not necessary . Examination will be
                                                                                                                                     the table from a computerized console . Each treatment takes administered online .
Students will develop the expertise to administer                                                                                    about 15 to 30 minutes . Most patients find the sessions to be
physiotherapy modalities to patients . Manual osteopaths                                                                             comfortable, and relief of pain can sometimes be noticed in Registration Requirement: this course is open to all students who
can use these modalities in the clinic setting for pain relief;                                                                      the first few sessions . Of course, this varies depending on the have graduated high school (or equivalent) . Prior health educa-
especially for patients with acute pain and injury who cannot                                                                        individual condition .                                              tion is not necessary .To apply for admissions please download
tolerate manual therapy .These modalities can decrease pain                                                                              Decompression traction therapy is provided by a licensed the application form and mail it with the application fee of
and inflammation and make patients ready to receive hands                                                                            chiropractor, osteopath or physiotherapist . Certified $169 .50 to NAO admissions office in Toronto, Canada . NAO
on manual treatment .                                                                                                                decompression traction assistants main duty involves setting accepts only a limited number of students for this program .
                                                                                                                                     the patient on the decompression table and programming the You will be notified of the admission decision within a week
                                                                                                                                     computer as ordered by the health practitioners .                   of receiving your application .


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CE521 Clinical Ergonomics                                                                                                            DTT928 Decompression Traction Therapy Decompression
Certified Clinical Ergonomists (CCE) study and apply                                                                                 Traction Therapist program is offered by National Academy of
scientific principles that affect the use of human energy,                                                                           Osteopathy(NAO) only to Spinal Traction Clinic (STC) health
with a goal of minimizing hazards and maximizing the                                                                                 practitioners such as chiropractors, osteopaths, physiotherapists
efficiency of work systems .                                                                                                         and registered massage therapists .This program is not open to
   The field of ergonomics combines the perspectives of                                                                              the general public .
health science and engineering, providing students with                                                                                 Spinal Traction Clinic health practitioners who undergo this
interdisciplinary knowledge and practical skills .                                                                                   training program will receive the right to designate themselves
   Graduates are eligible to use Certified Clinical Ergonomist                                                                       Certified Decompression Traction Therapist (CDTT) .
(CCE) designation .The CCE program offered by National                                                                                  Decompression Traction Therapist program tuition is paid
Academy of Osteopathy is available only to licensed health                                                                           by Spinal Traction Clinic franchise head office .
practitioners such as chiropractors, manual osteopaths,                                                                                 For information on how to enrol in this program please
massage therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists                                                                        contact Spinal Traction Clinic franchise head office at (416)
and medical doctors . Clinical Ergonomics program is not                                                                             398-3894 or sales@spinaltractionclinic .com .
open to the general public .
   The goals of the program are for health practitioners to                                                                          CF1092 Certified Fitter – Support Hose
have a thorough understanding of the physical environment                                                                            Support hose, also called support stockings or compression
at the workplace that contributes to musculoskeletal injuries                                                                        socks are made out of strong, elasticized material to
and illnesses, as well as knowledge of the engineering and         Tuition: Total cost for the program includes tuition of           increase tissue pressure and improve blood flow in the
administrative methods of controlling these risk factors .         $8500 .00 plus HST, application fee of $169 .50 and $565 .00      legs . Compression socks are designed to fit tightly at the
The highly interdisciplinary nature of the Certified Clinical      for educational material .                                        feet; the tightness lessens gradually in the knee areas . The
Ergonomist Program prepares health practitioners for the variety                                                                     socks constantly squeeze the leg muscles, helping to return
of interactions they will encounter in their daily practice .      Student Loan: student loan is not available for this program .    blood to the heart . Compression socks are an excellent and
                                                                                                                                     simple method of treating disorders such as chronic venous
Certificate: successful graduates of this course are entitled to Scholarships: Union Ergonomics offers scholarships of $8,500        insufficiency, varicose veins, lymphedema, post phlebitic
                                                                                                                                     syndrome and prevention of blood clots in the leg . Support             Schedule: CF1092 course can be taken in July of each
use Certified Clinical Ergonomist (CCE) designation . to selected applicants . Contact Union Ergonomics at info@
                                                                                                                                     hose also provide comfort to aching, tired legs and apply               year . Classes are held every Wednesday evenings 6 to 8
                                                                 unionergonomics .com for more information .
                                                                                                                                     gentle pressure to soothe and massage the legs, improving               pm for 3 weeks .
                                                                   Schedule: CE521 course can be taken 4 times per year in           circulation and reducing leg discomfort .This allows patients
                                                                                                                                     to walk and stand longer without getting tired . Support hose           Registration Requirement: this course is open to all students
                                                                   January, April, July, and October .This is a two months long
                                                                                                                                     are generally dispended by chiropractors, physiotherapists              and practitioners of healing arts such as osteopathy, massage
                                                                   interactive distance education part time program . Campus
                                                                                                                                     and physicians to help patients with leg conditions .                   therapy, & athletic therapy .
                                                                   attendance is not required . All needed material will be
                                                                   shipped to you and through email you may communicate                  This hands-on practical course qualifies manual
                                                                                                                                     osteopaths to dispense compression socks to patients when               To register for this course please contact
                                                                   with the instructors .
                                                                                                                                     it is medically necessary .                                             NAO registrar at (416) 635-6550 .
                                                                   Registration Requirement: this course is open only to chiro-
                                                                   practors, massage therapists, occupational therapists, manual     Certificate: successful graduates of this course are
                                                                   osteopaths, medical doctors and physiotherapists .                entitled to use Certified Fitter – Support Hose
                                                                                                                                     (CFSH) designation .
                                                                   To register for this program please download the application
                                                                   from NAO website and mail it with a payment of $169 .50 to        Tuition: $2500 .00 plus HST for NAO students & graduates
                                                                   NAO head office . If you need more information please email       / Union Ergonomics & Spinal Traction Clinic franchisees
                                                                   at admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy .com .                  & employees . $4500 .00 for all other students .
                                                                                                                                     Student Loan:student loan of $1250 .00 is available to all students .


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CF1082 Certified Fitter – Foot Orthotics                                                                                              OMT 0428 Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Therapist                       Health practitioners will learn to use osteopathic
Foot orthotics is a medical device that is custom made                                                                                The certificate program in osteopathic manipulative therapy              manipulative therapy to diagnose and treat patients, utilizing
using a foam cast or plaster . Custom made foot orthotics                                                                             is an advanced one week full time program for health                     osteopathic techniques taught at this course . This course
help feet stay in correct anatomical position and as a                                                                                professionals such as manual osteopaths, chiropractors,                  integrates structural examination and osteopathic techniques
result posture improves and pressure is lifted from foot,                                                                             physicians, surgeons, massage therapists, naturopaths,                   to increase the accuracy of the health professional’s ability
knees and low back joints . Orthotics are regularly used                                                                              homeopaths, podiatrists, & chiropodist . Participants study              to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and joints disorders .
by many health practitioners such as chiropractors,                                                                                   Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) which is the
physiotherapists, physicians, podiatrists, chiropodist and                                                                            application of the distinct osteopathic medicine, structural             Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
pedorthists to help patients with a variety of foot, knee                                                                             diagnosis and use of osteopathic joints manipulation in
                                                                                                                                                                                                               - Understand and perform scientific based gentle osteopathic spinal
and low back conditions such as flat feet, plantar fasciitis,                                                                         the management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal                       and joints manipulation
heel spurs, and pronation syndrome .                                                                                                  and joint disorders .
                                                                                                                                                                                                               - Identify main diagnostic criteria in structural examination
   This practical applied course qualifies manual                                                                                        World famous osteopath and chiropractor; Dr . Shahin Pourgol,
osteopaths to cast feet and dispense custom made foot                                                                                 the leading authority in the field of joint manipulation teaches the     - Learn to use osteopathic manipulative techniques to diagnose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                and treat neuromusculoskeletal & joints disorders such as low
orthotics for patients suffering from foot or other                                                                                   scientific gentle osteopathic manipulative techniques necessary to         back pain & neck pain
conditions needing foot orthotics .                                                                                                   achieve safe and effective manipulation of the cervical, thoracic,       - Learn the indications and contraindications of
                                                                                                                                      & lumbar spine as well as the sacroiliac, rib articulations, shoulder,     osteopathic manipulation
                                                                                                                                      elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot joints .                   - Provide evidence to support the use of osteopathic manipulation
                                                                                                                                         This one week advanced certificate program includes
                                                                                                                                      a combination of hands-on practical training and lecture                 - Integrate osteopathic manipulation into their present practice .
                                                                                                                                      instruction .The content of this condensed program highlights
                                                                                                                                      the osteopathic principles, structural diagnosis and
                                                                Certificate: successful graduates of this course are entitled to      practical hands-on clinical skills required to perform
                                                                use Certified Fitter – Foot orthotics (CFFO) designation .            osteopathic manipulation techniques in a competent,
                                                                                                                                      gentle and safe manner for all of the spinal regions
                                                                Tuition: $3000 .00 plus HST for NAO students & graduates              as well as the upper and lower extremities . Clinical
                                                                / Union Ergonomics & Spinal Traction Clinic franchisees               case studies are presented for discussion of diagnosis
                                                                & employees . $5000 .00 for all other students .                      and management based upon clinical reasoning and
                                                                                                                                      the best available empirical evidence .
                                                                Student Loan: student loan of $1500 .00 is available to                  A Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Therapist
                                                                all students .                                                        (COMT) takes into account the physical health
                                                                                                                                      of a patient, and how either aspect could be
                                                                Schedule: CF1082 course can be taken in July of each year . Classes   contributing to the disease state . Included in this, a
                                                                are held every Thursday evenings 6 to 8 pm for 4 weeks .              health practitioner is trained to perform a structural
                                                                                                                                      diagnosis integrated into the entire history & physical
                                                                Registration Requirement: this course is open to all students         taking process and use osteopathic manipulation
                                                                and practitioners of healing arts such as osteopathy, massage         when appropriate .
                                                                therapy, & athletic therapy .                                            Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT)
                                                                                                                                      provides an advanced diagnostic and therapeutic
                                                                To register for this course please contact                            tool for the health practitioners in dealing with
                                                                NAO registrar at (416) 635-6550 .                                     neuromusculoskeletal and joints disorders . Learning
                                                                                                                                      osteopathic manipulative techniques allows for a
                                                                                                                                      more accurate diagnosis and provides an additional
                                                                                                                                      form of treatment . This course introduces health
                                                                                                                                      professionals to the field of osteopathic medicine .


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Certificate: Upon successful completion; participants will     Registration Requirement: This certificate program in            CD0428 Certified DNA Sample Collector
be given a Canadian certificate and will be eligible to use    osteopathic manipulative therapy is open only to                 The field of genetics and DNA testing is growing exponentially .            Student Loan: student loan is not available for this course .
the title: Certified Osteopathic Manipulative Therapist        applicants with prior health education . The following           There is a need for standard education and training for individuals
(COMT) . With a COMT designation participants                                                                                   involved in DNA sample collection and handling . For certain                Scholarship: Gene Lab DNA, one of the largest global provider
                                                               health professional may apply for registration to this
may provide osteopathic manipulation treatment in                                                                               DNA testing such as paternity test, maternity test, and siblingship         of court admissible DNA testing services offers scholarships of
                                                               program: chiropractors, manual osteopaths, physiotherapists,
their practice immediately for patients suffering from                                                                          test, for results to be accepted in a court of law; in matters of child     $200 .00 to selected individuals to cover the full cost of tuition,
                                                               medical doctors, surgeons, massage therapists, occupational
musculoskeletal and joint disorder .                                                                                            custody, child support, wills, and distribution of assets, it is required   tax and the application fee for the DNA sample collection
                                                               therapists, podiatrists, chiropodists, dentists, orthotists,
                                                                                                                                for the DNA sample collectors to be certified to be able to                 program .To inquire about this award please contact Gene Lab
                                                               homeopaths, athletic therapists, acupuncturists, traditional
                                                                                                                                properly identify the involved parties and to certify identification        DNA directly at humanresources@genelabdna .com .
Tuition: Tuition for the full program is $8650 .00 .           Chinese medicine practitioners & naturopaths .
                                                                                                                                documents presented prior to taking DNA samples .
                                                                                                                                    The advances in genetic studies now allow individuals to get
Student Loan: Student loan of up to $3460 .00 is available Schedule: Please see the table below for the dates and locations .
                                                                                                                                their Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) tested, in order to determine
to all Canadian and International students .               The course is offered once a year in the chosen locations .          if they are prone to developing many diseases such as Alzheimer’s,
                                                                                                                                diabetes (type 1 & 2), heart disease, or breast cancer . As a result
                                                                                                                                of this knowledge, customized nutritional and lifestyle strategies
                                                                                                                                can be created and implemented to take appropriate preventative
                                                                                                                                measures . If executed early enough, individuals can work towards
                                                                                                                                prevention of a disease . DNA samples are also used for paternity
                                                                                                                                test, immigration test, ethnicity test, aboriginal test, ancestry test,
                                                                                                                                identity test, avuncular test, siblingship test, maternity test, twins
                                                                                                                                test, etc .These tests may be ordered by the individuals, health
                                                                                                                                practitioners, family physicians, laboratories, hospitals, paralegals,
                                                                                                                                lawyers and certain government agencies amongst others .
                                                                                                                                    This distance education study at home program qualifies                 Schedule: the DNA sample collection
                                                                                                                                individuals to find employment in genetic and DNA laboratories,             program can be taken anytime as a
                                                                                                                                clinics, DNA sample collectors & medical couriers . Students learn          distance education study at home
                                                                                                                                how to take heredity history and how to safely collect and handle           program . The course generally takes
                                                                                                                                different types of DNA samples (no blood work involved) .                   between 20 to 40 hours to complete .

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Registration Requirement: the certified
                                                                                                                                                                                                            DNA sample collector course is open to
                                                                                                                                                                                                            all students who have at the minimum
                                                                                                                                                                                                            graduated high school and obtained a
To register for this program please contact the registrar at the Canadian office of National Academy of Osteopathy .                                                                                        grade 12 diploma .

                                                                                                                                                                                                   To register for this program
                                                                                                                                Certificate: successful graduates of this course are eligible to   please download the application from NAO website
                                                                                                                                become Certified DNA Sample Collectors and use the (www .nationalacademyofosteopathy .com/documents/
                                                                                                                                designation CDSC after their names .A certificate will be issued nao_application_form .pdf) and mail it with the full tuition
                                                                                                                                upon successful completion of the program .                        payment of $1,504 .03 to NAO admission office in Toronto,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Canada . If you need more information please email at
                                                                                                                                Tuition: total cost for the program is $1,504 .03 (includes course admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy .com .
                                                                                                                                tuition of $986 .00, application fee of $150 .00, harmonized sales
                                                                                                                                tax ($173 .03) and $195 .00 for educational material (book, DVD,
                                                                                                                                DNA sample collection kit) .Tuition for this program is non-
                                                                                                                                refundable once educational material has been shipped .


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COOA6626 Certified Osteopathic Office Assistant                and accredited by the Canadian Manual Osteopathy
The interactive distance education Osteopathic Office          Examining Board (CMOEB) and Inter national                                                                                                 Certificate: successful graduates of this course are entitled to use
Assistant Certificate Program was developed by National        Osteopathic Association (IOA) .                                                                                                            Certified Osteopathic Office Assistant (COOA) designation .
Academy of Osteopathy to provide students interested in           The Certified Osteopathic Office Assistant Program
a career in health care; with the proper skills to manage      prepares students for a wide range of professional administrative                                                                          Tuition: $860 .00 plus HST (total of $971 .80) for affiliates
office procedures required to effectively operate a manual     careers in osteopathic office settings and elsewhere . The                                                                                 of NAO, Mobile Osteopathy, Union Ergonomics franchise
osteopathy office environment .The program covers a wide       modules of study in this certificate program include:                                                                                     clinics, Gene Lab DNA & Spinal Traction Clinics . $1720 .00
                                                                                                                                                                                                          plus HST (total of $1943 .60) for all other students .
                                                                 • Osteopathic Administrative Team Roles and Responsibilities                                                                               Application fee of $150 plus HST (total of $169 .50)
                                                                 • Study of Basic Human Anatomy                                                                                                          applies to all students . All payments are in Canadian dollar .
                                                                 • Medical and Osteopathic Terminology 
                                                                 • Computer Health Applications                                                                                                          Student Loan: student loan is not available for this program .
                                                                 • Data and Systems Management 
                                                                 • Word Processing                                                                                                                       Schedule: the Osteopathic Office Assistant program can be
                                                                 • Advanced Documentation                                                                                                                taken as a distance education study at home program six
                                                                 • Private Insurance Billing                                                                                                             times per year (January, March, May, July, September, &
                                                                 • Appointment Book Management                                    insurers’ claims department, chiropody centres, naturopathy            November) .The course takes about a month to complete
                                                                 • Osteopathic Procedures                                         clinics, psychology offices, decompression treatment centres,          on a full time basis (Mondays to Fridays) or 2 .5 months
                                                                 • Manual Osteopathy Ethics and Jurisprudence                     pharmaceutical companies, health & nutrition stores, medical           part time studying on the weekends .
                                                                 • Patient Service and Interpersonal Skills                       assessment centres, medical labs, occupational therapy offices,
                                                                 • Job Search                                                      DNA labs, physical rehabilitation clinics, pharmacies, clinical        Registration Requirement:the Osteopathic Office Assistant program
                                                                                                                                   ergonomic centres, medical & physicians’ offices, chiropractic         is open to all students who have at the minimum graduated high
                                                               Osteopathic Office Assistant Career Opportunities                   clinics, pain clinics, health clubs, medical spas, massage therapy     school and obtained a grade 12 diploma (or equivalent) .
                                                                  Do you like working in a health clinic?                          centres, and optometry clinics .                                           To register for this program please download the application
                                                                  Are you a people person?                                            Osteopathic office assistants are in constant interaction           from NAO website and mail it with the application fee of
                                                                  Do you enjoy helping people?                                     with other people and often have several responsibilities .            $169 .50 to NAO admission office in Toronto, Canada .
                                                               You may be a great fit for employment as a Certified                Most osteopathic office assistants work a regular 40-hour                  Enrolment is highly competitive as limited space is available .
                                                               Osteopathic Office Assistant (COOA) . Osteopathic office            week, although some are hired on part time basis .                     To assure your spot; apply early . Please email at admissions@
                                                               assistant jobs represent a great opportunity, as this job market                                                                           nationalacademyofosteopathy .com if you have any questions .
                                                               is expected to be among the fastest growing in the next             Certified Osteopathic Office Assistant Job Duties
                                                               5 to 7 years .Training for this field, however, can also help       The responsibilities of osteopathic office assistants are
                                                               students in a variety of related healthcare and administrative      varied and may involve many different aspects of clinical
variety of administrative concepts, which enable the student   job markets, as osteopathic office assistant jobs encompass a       and administrative work . Osteopathic office assistant
to acquire the knowledge needed to facilitate efficient and    wide variety of work environments and positions . Certified         employment duties include: 
effective office operations . However, through computer        Osteopathic Office Assistant job training at the National
training, students are also empowered to expedite the          Academy of Osteopathy is designed to prepare students for              • Maintaining osteopathy patients’ clinical & financial records 
demands of the administrative positions through the most       these tremendous career opportunities, by training them                • Submitting EHP and MVA insurance forms 
recent software applications . Students in the program will    in a wide-range of software packages, office situations and            • Coordinating osteopathic treatment services 
work with various computer software programs necessary         theoretical concepts .                                                 • Scheduling, correspondence and billing 
in administration of a manual osteopathy clinic .                 Certified osteopathic office assistants generally work              • Bookkeeping 
   The successful student graduates with the knowledge         in well-lighted, clean environments, with approximately                • Managing instruments 
and confidence to remain competitive in the osteopathic        66% working in osteopathy health clinics . The rest are                • Supply inventory 
administrative environment . The Osteopathic Office            employed in other facilities such as hospitals, podiatry               • Clinical and Office equipment purchasing and maintenance 
Assistant Program is a certificate level course approved       clinics, long term care facilities, physiotherapy clinics,             • And more



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Scholarships
                                                                                                                                         NAO Inuit & Aboriginal Student Scholarship                           Nova Scotia Student Award
                                                                                                                                         This scholarship, established by National Academy of                 An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
                                                                                                                                         Osteopathy, is for an Aboriginal or Inuit status student who         to a student who was a resident of Nova Scotia at the time
                                                                                                                                         has demonstrated financial need and who has contributed,             of application and acceptance to NAO .The award is given


& Awards
                                                                                                                                         and intends to continue to contribute to his/her community           to a student from Nova Scotia with the highest grade point
                                                                                                                                         after graduation . Proof of Aboriginal or Inuit status is required   average in the entering class . It will be in the form of a 50%
                                                                                                                                         with the application .The scholarship will be awarded to the         tuition credit .
                                                                                                                                         qualifying applicant with the highest entering grade point
                                                                                                                                         average and will be in the form of a 50% tuition credit .            Manitoba Student Award
National Academy of Osteopathy Scholarships & Awards                                                                                                                                                          An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
                                                                                                                                         NAO National Olympian Scholarship                                    to a student who was a resident of Manitoba at the time
Thanks to the generous support of many individuals and corporations; National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO) students                       This scholarship, established by National Academy of                 of application and acceptance to NAO .The award is given
can access an extensive breadth and variety of scholarships that recognize academic and clinical excellence of deserving                 Osteopathy, is for a former Olympian, recognized by the              to a student from Manitoba with the highest grade point
students .Among the more common criteria used in determining eligibility for these 38 awards and scholarships are academic               World Olympians Association, who has fulfilled the criteria for      average in the entering class . It will be in the form of a 50%
excellence, financial need, essay submissions, character and leadership . Here is the list of scholarships available to NAO students .   admission to NAO and who has demonstrated financial need .           tuition credit .
These scholarships and awards are available to all national and international NAO students . Copies of scholarship and awards            The scholarship will be awarded to the qualifying applicant
application forms can be obtained by contacting the admissions office; at admissions@nationalacademyofosteopathy .com .                  with the highest entering GPA and will be in the form of a           Prince Edward Island Student Award
                                                                                                                                         50% tuition credit .                                                 An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              to a student who was a resident of Prince Edward Island at
National Academy of Osteopathy President’s Award                    Spinal Traction Clinic Scholarship                                   Dr . Jeanette Bolles Memorial Award                                  the time of application and acceptance to NAO .The award
Dr . Shahin Pourgol; NAO president presents this award to           Spinal Traction Clinic franchise head office (www .                  This award was established by Ms . Mahrokh Mahjouri in               is given to a student from Prince Edward Island with the
graduating students who, in addition to having obtained a           spinaltractionclinic .com); provides a scholarship to a graduating   memory of Dr . Jeanette Bolles; the first female osteopath . In      highest grade point average in the entering class . It will be
high academic and clinical standing, have made outstanding          student who submits an essay (5000 words minimum) titled             order to encourage female students to strive for excellence,         in the form of a 50% tuition credit .
contributions to NAO life during the academic program .             “How Osteopaths Can Use Decompression Therapy to Help                it is given to a female National Academy of Osteopathy
                                                                    Patients?”                                                           student who has achieved the highest grade point average             Saskatchewan Student Award
Mobile Osteopathy Canada Scholarship                                                                                                     upon graduation . Dr .A .T . Still (founder of osteopathy) was a     An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
Mobile Osteopathy Canada (www .mobileosteopathycanada .             NAO Entrance Scholarship                                             visionary whose challenges to the status quo extended beyond         to a student who was a resident of Saskatchewan at the time
com), the largest manual osteopathy clinic in Canada,               This award was established by National Academy of                    the practice of manual osteopathy . He was a fervent believer        of application and acceptance to NAO .The award is given
provides $1,000 in scholarships towards tuition cost of             Osteopathy to reward outstanding academic credentials . It is        in extending opportunities to all and an early supporter of          to a student from Saskatchewan with the highest grade
NAO manual osteopathy program to selected number of                 granted to one student with the highest GPA in the entering          bringing women and minorities into the profession . Dr . Still       point average in the entering class . It will be in the form of
students who commit to a yearlong work contract after               class .                                                              commented,“I opened wide the doors of my first school for            a 50% tuition credit .
passing the board exams of Canadian Manual Osteopathy                                                                                    ladies…Why not elevate our sisters’ mentality, qualify her to        Brazil Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
Examining Board (www .cmoeb .org) and obtaining a license           Professor Shahin Pourgol’s Scholarship For Chiropractors             fill all places of trust and honour, place her hand and head
number from International Osteopathic Association (www .            This scholarship was established by Professor Shahin Pourgol;        with the skilled arts?” Few career paths were open to women          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
internationalosteopathicassociation .org) .                         DC, CDTT, CCE, DO(MP), DCMOEB (chiropractor,                         at those times . The first class to convene at the American          to selected number of Brazilian NAO graduates who plan
                                                                    osteopath & ergonomist) to reward doctors of chiropractic            School of Osteopathy (ASO) in 1892-1893 included women .             to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Brazil . NAO is
Union Ergonomics Scholarship                                        who pursue manual osteopathy education at National                   The number of female osteopaths rapidly increased and in             actively seeking international students in order to expand
Union Ergonomics franchise head office (www . Academy of Osteopathy .The scholarship is granted to selected                              1920, women formed the Osteopathic Women’s National                  osteopathy internationally .
unionergonomics .com); the number one provider of number of chiropractors accepted to NAO . It will be in the                            Association (OWNA) .
ergonomic services in Canada, provides $8,500 in scholarships form of 50% tuition credit .                                                                                                                    Iran Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
towards tuition cost of the interactive Clinical Ergonomics                                                                              Newfoundland and Labrador Student Award                              This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
certificate program to selected number of licensed health Dr . Moin Memorial Scholarship                                                 An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy to           to selected number of Persian NAO graduates who plan to
practitioners (chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, This scholarship is presented by Mr . Ali Pourgol (teacher           a student who was a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador            establish manual osteopathy clinics in Iran . NAO is actively
occupational therapists, medical doctors, manual osteopaths) & author); in the memory of Dr . Mohamad Moin; to an                        at the time of application and acceptance to NAO .The award          seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy
who commit to a yearlong work contract after becoming a Iranian student who had the highest academic standing                            is given to a student from Newfoundland and Labrador with            internationally .
Certified Clinical Ergonomist (CCE) .                               upon graduation . Dr . Mohammad Moin was born in Rasht               the highest grade point average in the entering class . It will
                                                                    (Iran) on July 12, 1914 . He was a prominent Iranian scholar         be in the form of a 50% tuition credit .                             India Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
Pourgol Jurisprudence Award                                         of Persian literature and Iranology . He obtained his BA in                                                                               This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
Ms . Shirin Pourgol (licensed immigration consultant - literature and philosophy from University of Tehran in 1934 .                     Alberta Student Award                                                to selected number of Indian NAO graduates who plan to
Pourgol Paralegal Services) and Ms . Matin Pourgol (personal He subsequently went to Belgium and graduated in applied                    An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy              establish manual osteopathy clinics in India . NAO is actively
injury lawyer) present this award to a graduating student psychology, anthropology and cognitive science under Elmer                     to a student who was a resident of Alberta at the time of            seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy
who has obtained the highest grade point average in the Knowles . On returning to Iran he carried out doctoral research                  application and acceptance to NAO . The award is given to            internationally .
course MO517: Manual Osteopathy Practice: Business, Law, at University of Tehran, culminating in a thesis for which he                   a student from Alberta with the highest grade point average          China Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
Jurisprudence .                                                     received a PhD with honours from this University in Persian          in the entering class . It will be in the form of a 50% tuition      This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
                                                                    literature and linguistics . He is the first doctoral graduate       credit .                                                             to selected number of Chinese NAO graduates who plan
Avicenna Memorial Award                                             in Persian literature from University of Tehran . He is best                                                                              to establish manual osteopathy clinics in China . NAO is
This scholarship was established by world famous osteopath, known for his contributions to The Dehkhoda Dictionary,                      New Brunswick Student Award                                          actively seeking international students in order to expand
Dr . Shahin Pourgol (creator of osteopathic Sports Energy a work he did in collaboration with Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda                         An award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy to           osteopathy internationally .
Technique) to honour the memory of Avicenna (prince of himself . Moin was President of the literature commission of                      a student who was a resident of New Brunswick at the time
physicians), also known as Ibn Sina, a Persian physician and the International Congress of Iranology . He died in 1971 in                of application and acceptance to NAO . The award is given            Japan Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
philosopher, who was one of the pioneers in the field of Tehran . He is buried in Astaneh Ashrafiyeh (Gilan, Iran) .                     to a student from New Brunswick with the highest grade               This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
manual medicine . The awards are presented to graduating                                                                                 point average in the entering class . It will be in the form of      to selected number of Japanese NAO graduates who plans
students who complete their thesis on a topic related to the                                                                             a 50% tuition credit .                                               to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Japan . NAO is
history of osteopathy .                                                                                                                                                                                       actively seeking international students in order to expand
                                                                                                                                                                                                              osteopathy internationally .


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Italy Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                                Netherlands Manual Osteopathy Scholarship



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This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
to selected number of Italian NAO graduates who plan to            to selected number of Dutch NAO graduates who plan to
establish a manual osteopathy clinics in Italy . NAO is actively   establish manual osteopathy clinics in the Netherlands . NAO
seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy       is actively seeking international students in order to expand
internationally .                                                  osteopathy internationally .
South Africa Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                         South Korea Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                         Thank you for your interest in National Acadamy of Osteopathy (NAO) . For further information on our acadamy,
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy         please contact info@nationalacadamyofosteopathy .com or telephone us at Tel . (416) 635-6550 .
to selected number of South African NAO graduates who              to selected number of South Korean NAO graduates who
plan to establish manual osteopathy clinics in South Africa .      plan to establish manual osteopathy clinics in South Korea .      We look forward to hearing from you!
NAO is actively seeking international students in order to         NAO is actively seeking international students in order to
expand osteopathy internationally .                                expand osteopathy internationally .
Costa Rica Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                           USA Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                                                                                                NAO Admissions Office
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                           National Acadamy of Osteopathy
to selected number of Costa Rican NAO graduates who plan           to selected number of American NAO graduates who plan                                                                                3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 325
to establish osteopathic clinics in Costa Rica . NAO is actively   to establish manual osteopathy clinics in the United States
seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy       of America . NAO is actively seeking international students                                                                                 Toronto, Ontario
internationally .                                                  in order to expand osteopathy internationally .                                                                                            Canada M3J 2P6
France Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                               Dominican Republic Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                                                                                             Tel . (416) 635-6550
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                                 Toll Free . 1-877-550-6550 .
to selected number of French NAO graduates who plan                to selected number of NAO graduates from Dominican
to establish osteopathic clinics in France . NAO is actively       Republic who plan to establish manual osteopathy clinics in                                                                                  Fax . (416) 636-5198
seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy       Dominican Republic . NAO is actively seeking international
internationally .                                                  students in order to expand osteopathy internationally .                                                                            www .nationalacadamyofosteopathy .com
                                                                                                                                                                                                    admissions@nationalacadamyofosteopathy .com
Spain Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                                Turkey Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
to selected number of Spanish NAO graduates who plan
to establish osteopathic clinics in Spain . NAO is actively
                                                                   to selected number of Turkish NAO graduates who plan to
                                                                   establish manual osteopathy clinics in Turkey . NAO is actively
                                                                                                                                                                                             NAO affiliated Student Clinic
seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy       seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy                                                                          3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 206
internationally .                                                  internationally .                                                                                                                        Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P6
                                                                                                                                                                                                       clinic@nationalacadamyofosteopathy .com
Venezuela Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                            Greece Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy
to selected number ofVenezuelan NAO graduates who plan
to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Venezuela . NAO is
                                                                   to selected number of Greek NAO graduates who plan to
                                                                   establish manual osteopathy clinics in Greece . NAO is actively
                                                                                                                                                                                                               NAO Campus
actively seeking international students in order to expand         seeking international students in order to expand osteopathy                                                                         3701 Chesswood Drive, Suite 319
osteopathy internationally .                                       internationally .                                                                                                                      Toronto, Ontario M3J 2P6
Mexico Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                               Taiwan Manual Osteopathy Scholarship
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy          This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy                                                National Acadamy of Osteopathy (NAO) is located right on the North/East corner
to selected number of Mexican NAO graduates who plan               to selected number of Taiwanese NAO graduates who plan                                                   of Sheppard Avenue West and Chesswood Drive, two lights West of Allen Road
to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Mexico . NAO is          to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Taiwan . NAO is
actively seeking international students in order to expand                                                                                                                  (Dufferin) . It is located right next to Downsview subway station; as well as highway
                                                                   actively seeking international students in order to expand
osteopathy internationally .                                       osteopathy internationally .                                                                             401 .
                                                                                                                                                                            The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Sheppard Avenue West buses # 108, 101
Columbia Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                                                                                                                                      and 84 pass NAO from Downsview subway station every 5 minutes . It takes less
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                                                                   than 2 minutes to reach Chesswood Drive by bus from Downsview subway station .
to selected number of Columbian NAO graduates who plan
to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Columbia . NAO is                                                                                                                 Bus # 84 also reaches Chesswood Drive from Sheppard Ave Subway station on
actively seeking international students in order to expand                                                                                                                  Yonge Street in about 20 minutes .
osteopathy internationally .                                                                                                                                                           For further information about public transportation please visit:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       www .toronto .ca/ttc or www .gotransit .com .
Germany Manual Osteopathy Scholarship                                                                                                                                       NAO campus is located about 30 minutes from downtown Toronto and about 20
This award is presented by National Academy of Osteopathy                                                                                                                   minutes from Toronto International Airport .
to selected number of German NAO graduates who plan
to establish manual osteopathy clinics in Germany . NAO is
actively seeking international students in order to expand
osteopathy internationally .




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NAO Admission            Address                          Phone & Fax           Website & Email
Offices
Toronto, Ontario, Canada 3701 Chesswood Drive,            Tel: 416-635-6550     nationalacademyofosteopathy .com     Vancouver, Canada             admissions office being set up
(Head Office)            Suite 206                        Fax: 416-636-5198     admissions@
                         Toronto, Ontario                                       nationalacadamyofosteopathy .com     Kerman, Iran                  admissions office being set up
                         Canada M3J 2P6
                                                                                                                     Vancouver, Canada             admissions office being set up
Seoul, South Korea       2nd floor ,Gyeongil Bldg,        Tel : +82-10-5124-0400 www .NAO-Seoul .com
                         440-30 Seongnae-dong,            / +82-10-3289-0004 info@NAO-Seoul .com                     Ottawa, Canada                admissions office being set up
                         Gangdong-gu, Seoul,              Fax : +82-31-847-0825
                         South Korea                                                                                 London, Canada                admissions office being set up

Atlanta, Georgia, USA    14 Venetian Drive                Tel .: 770-597-9215   www .NAO-Atlanta .com                Tehran #1, Iran               admissions office being set up
                         Dallas, GA, 30132, USA                                 info@NAO-Atlanta .com
                                                                                                                     Tehran #2, Iran               admissions office being set up
Kingston, Jamaica        27A Seaward Drive                                      www .NAO-Jamaica .com
                         Kingston 11, Jamaica                                   info@NAO-Jamaica .com                Isfahan, Iran                 admissions office being set up

Amman, Jordan            PO .B .(830898),Amman,
                           .                              Tel: 00 9626 464 3133 www .NAO-Amman .com                  Shiraz, Iran                  admissions office being set up
                         11183,Jordan                     Fax: 00 9626 464 6900 info@NAO-Amman .com
                                                          Mobile:00 962796815555                                     London, England               admissions office being set up

Shenyang, China          Floor 33,Yingning Office         Tel: 024 83933299     www .NAO-Shenyang .com               Caracas,Venezuela             admissions office being set up
                         Building, Sanhao Street,         Fax: 024 83933277     info@NAO-Shenyang .com
                         Heping District, Shenyang                                                                   Maracaibo,Venezuela           admissions office being set up
                         City, China
                                                                                                                     Nassau, Bahamas               admissions office being set up
Mexico City, Mexico      admissions office being set up Tel: +52 5553622052     www .NAO-Mexicocity .com
                                                                                info@NAO-Mexicocity .com             Bridgetown, Barbados          admissions office being set up

Lagos #1, Nigeria        126 Okotie Ebor Close            Tel: 081 2660 7929    www .NAO-Lagos .com                  Boston, MA, USA               admissions office being set up
                         South West Ikoyi                 080 3352 1362         info@NAO-Lagos .com
                         Lagos, Nigeria                                                                              New York, NY, USA             admissions office being set up

Lagos #2, Nigeria        126 BODE THOMAS                  Tel: 080 3632 4173    www .NAO-Lagos .com                  Palm Beach,                   admissions office being set up
                         STREET                                                 info@NAO-Lagos .com
                         SURU-LERE LAGOS                                                                             Florida, USA                  admissions office being set up
                         NIGERIa
                                                                                                                     Victorville, California, USA admissions office being set up
Abuja, Nigeria           2467 BOBO STREET                 Tel: 080 457 68970    www .NAO-Abuja .com
                         OFF GHANA STREET                                       info@NAO-Abuja .com                  Broward, Florida, USA         admissions office being set up
                         ABUJA, NIGERIA
                                                                                                                     Phoenix, Arizona, USA         admissions office being set up
Kerman, Iran             admissions office being set up
                                                                                                                     Port of Spain,                admissions office being set up
                                                                                                                     Trinidad & Tobago


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                                                                                         The full campus based onsite manual osteopathy program for Toronto residents are held at NAO Toronto Campus . For
                                                                                         the academic year 2011, 2012 & 2013 the interactive manual osteopathy classes are held in the following locations:
Accra, Ghana              admissions office being set up

Kumasi, Ghana             admissions office being set up
                                                                                         CANADA                                WINNIPEG                               SHENZHEN
Gaborone, Botswana        admissions office being set up                                                                       THE FAIRMONTWINNIPEG                   SHERATON SHENZHEN
                                                                                         VANCOUVER                             2 Lombard Place                        FUTIAN HOTEL
Soweto, South Africa      admissions office being set up                                                                       Winnipeg, Manitoba                     Great China International Exchange Square
                                                                                         THE FAIRMONT PACIFIC RIM
                                                                                                                               Canada R3B 0Y3                         Fuhua Road, Futian District
                                                                                         1038 Canada Place
Cape Town, South Africa   admissions office being set up                                                                                                              Shenzhen, Guangdong 518048, China
                                                                                         Vancouver, British Columbia
                                                                                                                               QUEBEC CITY FAIRMONT
                                                                                         Canada V6C 0B9
Mbabane, Swaziland        admissions office being set up                                                                       LE CHÂTEAU FRONTENAC                   XIAN
                                                                                                                               1 rue des Carrières
                                                                                         OTTAWA                                                                       SHERATON XIAN HOTEL
Grand Turk,               admissions office being set up                                                                       Québec, Quebec
Turks & Caicos                                                                           FAIRMONT                              Canada G1R 4P5                         No . 262 Feng Hao East Rd
                                                                                         CHÂTEAU LAURIER                                                              Xian, Shaanxi 710077, China
Charlotte Amalie,         admissions office being set up                                 1 Rideau Street
United States Virgin                                                                     Ottawa, Ontario                       CHINA                                  TIANJIN
Islands                                                                                  Canada K1N 8S7
                                                                                                                                                                      SHERATON TIANJIN HOTEL
                                                                                                                               BEIJING                                Zi Jin Shan Road, He Xi District
                                                                                         CALGARY
                                                                                                                               FAIRMONT BEIJING                       Tianjin, Tianjin 300074, China
                                                                                         THE FAIRMONT PALLISER                 8 Yong An Dong Li,
                                                                                         133 9th Avenue SW                     Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue,
                                                                                         Calgary, Alberta                      Chaoyang District                      IRAN
                                                                                         Canada T2P 2M3                        Beijing, China, 100022
                                                                                                                                                                      TEHRAN
                                                                                         EDMONTON                              SHANGHAI                               ESTEGHLAL HOTEL
                                                                                         THE FAIRMONTHOTEL                     FAIRMONT PEACE HOTEL                   Crossroads of Dr .Chamran Expressway
                                                                                         MACDONALD                             20 Nanjing Road East                   Valie-Asr Ave,Tehran, 19998-13565 Iran
                                                                                         10065 100th Street                    Shanghai, China, 200002
                                                                                         Edmonton, Alberta
                                                                                         Canada T5J 0N6                        CHONGQING                              TAIWAN
                                                                                         MONTREAL                              CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
                                                                                                                                                                      TAIPEI
                                                                                                                               No . 587 Nanping East Road, nan’an
                                                                                         FAIRMONT THE                          district chongqing, 400066 china       SHERATON TAIPEI HOTEL
                                                                                         QUEEN ELIZABETH
                                                                                                                                                                      12 Zhong Xiao East Road Sec 1
                                                                                         900 Rene Levesque Blvd . W
                                                                                                                               HONG KONG                              Taipei, Taiwan
                                                                                         Montreal, Quebec
                                                                                         Canada H3B 4A5                        SHERATON HONG
                                                                                                                               KONG HOTEL
                                                                                                                               No 20 Nathan Road
                                                                                                                               Kowloon . Hong Kong,
                                                                                                                               Hong Kong . China




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MEXICO                             PORTUGAL                         BRAZIL
HOTEL SHERATON                     SHERATON                         SHERATON WTC HOTEL
MARÍA ISABEL                       LISBOA HOTEL                     Nacoes Unidas Ave 12559,
Paseo de La Reforma, Cuauhtémoc,   Rua Latino Coelho,               Brooklin Novo
Nueva Cobertura, Ciudad de         1 Lisbon,                        Sao Paulo,
México, Distrito Federal, Mexico   1069                             Sao Paulo
                                   Portugal                         04578-903
FRANCE                                                              Brazil
SHERATON HOTEL                     TURKEY
BP 35051 Tremblay en France, Roissy, SHERATON ISTANBUL              VENEZUALA
95716, France                        MASLAK HOTEL                   HILTON HOTEL
                                     Buyukdere Caddesi, 233         Avenida Libertador con Sur 25 1010
GERMANY                              Istanbul,                      Caracas Venezuela
SHERATON HOTEL                       Turkey
CONGRESS HOTEL                                                      DOMINICAN
Lyoner Strasse 44-48               SPAIN                            REPUBLIC
Frankfurt,                         HILTON HOTEL                     HILTON HOTEL
60528                              Avenida de la Hispanidad 2-4,    George Washington Avenue 500,
Germany                            Madrid, Spain 28042              Santo Domingo, DR

ITALY                              JAPAN                            USA
SHERATON ROMA HOTEL                SHERATON MIYAKO HOTEL            SHERATON HOTEL
& CONFERENCE CENTER                6-1-55, Uehonmachi, Tennoji-ku   711 South Hope Street · Los Angeles,
Viale Del Pattinaggio, 100         Osaka,                           CA 90017 USA
Rome,                              Osaka
00144                              543-0001                         GREECE
Italy                              Japan                            HILTON HOTEL
                                                                    46 Vasillissis Sofias Avenue, Athens,
NETHERLANDS                        SOUTH KOREA                      Greece 11528
SHERATON HOTEL                     SHERATON
CONFERENCE CENTRE                  GRANDE WALKERHILL
Schiphol Boulevard 101             175 Achaseong-gil,
Amsterdam,                         Gwangjin-gu
1118BG                             Seoul,
Netherlands                        143-708
                                   South Korea




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