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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program

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

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    Why Choose Osteopathy?

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




    Why Choose to Study Osteopathy at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences prepares you to be the most successful doctor of osteopathy. Our program is techniques oriented. You will become a doctor ready to practice in the real world. You will learn subjects not covered elsewhere (orthopaedic bracing, custom made orthotics, decompression therapy, clinical ergonomics, physiotherapy modalities, work & auto injuries rehab.) NUMSS offers you a chance to receive a dual degree program (MBA/DO) that would make you a superb doctor and a great businessperson. By the time you graduate you will be well versed in the business side of health care along with the clinical aspect. As such your success is guaranteed.




    Undergraduate Admissions

    You require a bachelor’s degree as per-requisites to enter the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program. You have an option to take the prerequisite courses concurrently while attending the doctor of osteopathy program. The prerequisite Bachelor of Science program in Osteopathy can be taken concurrently with the DO program. Upon completing the 4 years of studies students graduate with two degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy (BSc) & a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). The dual degree program while being more condensed and harder to complete, offers the students a chance to become a doctor in four years instead of seven and to save on tuition.




    Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Curriculum


    There are 3 different curriculums for the DO program:
    1. Curriculum for category 1 students (4 years) without previous health education
    2. Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (2 years)
    3. Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral degree (1 year)













    Curriculum for category 1 regular students (4 years – 4480 hours total – 560 hours per semester)

    1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester) 2nd Year(3rd Semester) 2nd Year(4th Semester) 3rd Year(5th Semester) 3rd Year(6th Semester) 4th Year(7th Semester) 4th Year(8th Semester)
    HA101 Human Anatomy CB102 Clinical Biomechanics MM201 Medical Microbiology DS202 Diagnosis & Symptomology OR301 Orthopaedics OP302 Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence AT401 Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting) TH402 Research Project & Thesis
    HP101 Human Physiology NA102 Neuro Anatomy PA201 Pathology ND202 Neuro-Diagnosis OT301 Osteopathic Techniques IV NE302 Neurology SN401 Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management OT402 Osteopathic Techniques VII
    OS101 Osteopathy Skills I CN102 Clinical Nutrition IM201 Immunology OT202 Osteopathic Techniques III OS301 Osteopathic Skills V RM302 Rehabilitation Medicine RX401 Principles of Radiology & X-ray Diagnosis (rheumatology & orthopaedics) OS402 Osteopathic Skills VIII
    OM101 Osteopathic Theory, Philosophy & Methods OS102 Osteopathy Skills II OT201 Osteopathic Techniques II OS202 Osteopathic Skills IV OC301 Osteopathy Clinic Management OT302 Osteopathic Techniques V OT401 Osteopathic Techniques VI CE402 Clinical Ergonomics
    CR101 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) OT102 Osteopathic techniques I OS201 Osteopathic Skills III LD202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis PT301 Physiotherapy Modalities OS302 Osteopathic Skills VI OS401 Osteopathic Skills VII SM402 Sports Medicine
    Optional class: PL101 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL102 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL201 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL202 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL301 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL302 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL401 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL402 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)




    Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (2 years – 2368 hours total – 592 hours per semester)

    1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester) 2nd Year(3rd Semester) 2nd Year(4th Semester)
    Osteopathy Skills Orthopaedics Osteopathic Techniques Osteopathic Skills
    Osteopathic Techniques Neurology Osteopathic Skills Research Project & Thesis
    Diagnosis & Symptomology Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management Auxiliary osteopathic therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting) Clinical ergonomics
    Neuro-Diagnosis Osteopathy Skills Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence Sports medicine
    Physiotherapy Modalities Osteopathic techniques Osteopathy Clinic Management Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)
    Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Principles of Radiology & X-Ray Diagnosis (Rheumatology & Orthopaedics)
    Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)




    Curriculum for category 3 students with doctoral degree (1 year – 1120 hours total – 560 hours per semester)

    1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester)
    Osteopathy Skills Osteopathy Skills
    Osteopathic techniques Clinical ergonomics
    Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence Osteopathic techniques
    Osteopathy Clinic Management Auxiliary osteopathic therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting)
    Principles of Radiology & X-Ray Diagnosis (Rheumatology & Orthopaedics) Research Project & Thesis
    Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)