An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy (BSc (Ost)) Program

Thank you for your interest in the online on-demand Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy – BSc (Ost) degree program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS (admissions@numss.com) and ask us any questions you may have. All osteopathy classes are offered online in English language. The video 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. 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 an optional week long practical techniques review at Panama, twice per year. The practical lab is not part of the program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.

Undergraduate Admissions

You require a high school (grade 12) or equivalent diploma to enter the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy degree program offered by NUMSS.
Dr Shahin Pourgol - NUMSS professor

Curriculums for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Osteopathy (BSc (Ost))

There are 3 different curriculums for the BSc program:

  • Curriculum for category 1 students without previous health education (3 years)
  • Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (1 year)
  • Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral degree (6 months)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN OSTEOPATHY BSc (Ost)
Category 1 (3 years – 3360 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)
HP 101   Human PhysiologyCB 102  Clinical BiomechanicsMM 201  Medical MicrobiologyDS 202  Diagnosis & SymptomologyNE 302  NeurologyOP 302   Ethics and Clinical Management
HA 101  Human AnatomyNA 102  Clinical NutritionPA 201  PathologyOR 301  Orthopedic ExaminationOT 302  Strain/Counter Strain TechniqueOT 402  Manual Mechano Therapy
OM 101  Theory, Philosophy and MethodsOT 103  Soft Tissue TherapyIM 201   ImmunologyND 202  NeurodiagnosisOT 401  Balanced Ligamentous TechniqueSI 401  Sports Injuries
OT 101  Diagnosis and Joint MobilizationOT 104  Visceral ManipulationOT 201  Cranial-SacralOsteopathyOT 203  Still TechniqueOS 301  Business ManagementTE 102  Therapeutic Exercises
OT 102  Muscle Energy TechniquesOT 204  Somatic ReleaseOT 303  Advanced Cranial OsteopathyOT 301  Facilitated Positional Release TechniqueTH 402  THESIS and Research Project
OT 202
Spinal Manipulation
PL 101
Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) Practical classes are held in Panama, twice per year
PL 101
Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) Practical classes are held in Panama, twice per year
PL 101
Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) Practical classes are held in Panama, twice per year
PL 101
Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) Practical classes are held in Panama, twice per year
PL 101
Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) Practical classes are held in Panama, twice per year
PL 101
Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) Practical classes are held in Panama, twice per year

Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (1 year – 1568 hours total – 784 hours per semester)

1st Year (1st semester)1st Year (2nd semester)
OT 101   Diagnosis and Joint MobilizationOT 104   Visceral Manipulation
OT 102   Muscle Energy TechniquesOT 204   Somatic Release
OT 301   Facilitated Positional Release TechniqueOT 201   Cranial-Sacral Osteopathy
OT 302   Strain/Counter Strain TechniqueOT 303   Advanced Cranial Osteopathy
OT 402   Manual Mechano TherapyOR 301   Orthopedic Examination
OP 302   Ethics and Clinical ManagementCB 102   Clinical Biomechanics
CN 102   Clinical NutritionOC 301   Business Management
DS 202   Diagnosis and SymptomologyND 202   Neuro DiagnosisX
NE 302   NeurologyOT 202   Spinal Manipulation
OT 103   Soft Tissue TherapyOT 401   Balanced Ligamentous Technique
OM 101   Theory, Philosophy and MethodsOT 203   Still Technique
TH 402   THESIS and Research Project
PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) at Panama, twice per year
PL 101   Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review) at Panama, twice per year

Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral degree (784 hours total) 1 semester

1 Semester
OT 101   Diagnosis and Joint Mobilization
OT 102   Muscle Energy Techniques
OT 202   Spinal Manipulation
OT 103   Soft Tissue Therapy
OT 104   Visceral Manipulation
OT 204   Somatic Release
OM 101   Theory, Philosophy and Methods
OT 301   Facilitated Positional Release Technique
OT 302   Strain/Counter Strain Technique
OT 402   Manual Mechano Therapy
OT 203   Still Technique
OT 201   Cranial-Sacral Osteopathy
OT 303   Advanced Cranial Osteopathy
OC 301   Business Management
CN 102   Clinical Nutrition
TH 402   THESIS and Research Project
PL 101         Optional Class: Practical Training Weeks (Techniques Review)at Panama, twice per year