Academic Calender 2011-2012
Full time & Part Time Clinically Based Practice Oriented
Scientific Manual Osteopathic Education
Table of President’s Message
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
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,
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
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
» 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
in this profession . The applause from
the students at the end of each lecture
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
and never be weary, is love! At National
Academy of Osteopathy, we do our job
with love and passion . At the NAO, we
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 .
mitted to sit for exams administered
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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
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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Osteopathy is effective for people of
all ages, from infants to the elderly . It
offers an approach with gentle non-
invasive techniques . An osteopathic
assessment is so refined that the osteo-
pathic manual practitioner can detect
dysfunction without necessarily even
having the benefit of a specific com- Why do we speak
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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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
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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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
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-
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
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:
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 .
administrative staff .
Ms . Shirin Pourgol has an excellent
business relationship with some of the
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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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
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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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
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
Stay in touch
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Canada T5J 0N6 CHONGQING TAIWAN
MONTREAL CROWN PLAZA HOTEL
No . 587 Nanping East Road, nan’an
FAIRMONT THE district chongqing, 400066 china SHERATON TAIPEI HOTEL
12 Zhong Xiao East Road Sec 1
900 Rene Levesque Blvd . W
HONG KONG Taipei, Taiwan
Canada H3B 4A5 SHERATON HONG
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
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
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,
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