Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice


Educational requirements for entry into the program

To qualify for entering our approved program, the student must have completed a full time healthcare related degree or college diploma program. The program of study must include Human Sciences (Micro-biology, Anatomy, Physiology, Neurology and Pathophysiology) in order to be able to understand how and why osteopathic principles and techniques are applied during training;


being a licensed practitioner in one of the regulated healthcare profession such as Physiotherapist, Nurse, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist and Medical Doctor.

At TAO you will receive Osteopathy Manual Practice Intensive Training Program that meets international standards established by WHO.

(Length: 3 years, total 2000 hours)

The curriculum focuses on osteopathic concepts, philosophy, theory, diagnosis and treatment. Supervised clinical practice is an also essential aspect of training as an Osteopath.

Annual course examination shall entail multiple sections: written, practical & oral.

Palpation is especially important to osteopathic manipulative diagnosis and treatment because it is fundamental to functional and structural evaluation. Two of the essentials of effective practice are palpatory skill in locating and defining somatic dysfunctions and manipulative skill to appropriately treat them. The art of palpation requires discipline, time, patience and practice. To be most effective and productive, palpatory findings must be correlated with knowledge of functional anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. The development of palpation skills is fundamental to become an osteopathic practitioner and will be an essential element of the curriculum.