An Overview of NUMSS (Spain) Admissions to the Doctor of Naprapathy (DN) Program

Why Choose Naprapathy?

Naprapathy can help people with various pain and dysfunction conditions in the neuromusculoskeletal system. The patients are everyone from babies to older people and from elite athletes to less active people with acute, subacute or chronic conditions.

Why Choose to Study Naprapathy at NUMSS (Spain)?

Because National University of Medical Sciences prepares you to be the most successful doctor of naprapathy. 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 (Spain) offers you a chance to receive a dual degree program (MBA/DN) 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. NUMSS (Spain) along with our sister school NUMSS (USA) are the only universities offering a degree program in naprapathy through 100% online education (with available on-campus week-long practical classes at the end of each semester).

Undergraduate Admissions

You require a bachelor’s degree as per-requisites to enter the Doctor of Naprapathy (DN) program. You have an option to take the prerequisite courses concurrently while attending the doctor of naprapathy program. The prerequisite Bachelor of Science program in Osteopathy can be taken concurrently with the DN program. Upon completing the 4 years of studies students graduate with two degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy (BSc) & a Doctor of Naprapathy (DN). 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. Graduates then can work as a naprapath as well as an osteopath.

Doctor of Naprapathy (DN) Curriculum

There are 4 different curriculums for the DN 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 or physiotherapy degree (1 year)
  4. Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree (6months)

Curriculum for DN category 1 students without prior health education (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)
HA 101   Human Anatomy NS 102   Naprapathic Skills II MM 201   Medical Microbiology DS 202   Diagnosis & Symptomology OR 301   Orthopedic Examination NP 302   Naprapathy Principles, Practice, Ethics& Jurisprudence AT 401   Auxiliary Naprapathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting) NT 402   Naprapathic Techniques XI
HP 101   Human Physiology NA 102   Neuro Anatomy PA 201   Pathology ND 202   Neuro-Diagnosis NT 301   Naprapathic Techniques VIII NE 302   Neurology SN 401   Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management NS 402   Naprapathic Skills IX
NT 101   Naprapathic Techniques I CN 102  Clinical Nutrition IM 201  Immunology FA 101  Fitness Assessment and Trainig NS 301   Naprapathic Skills VI RM 302  Rehabilitation Medicine RX 401  Principles of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging FC 302  Pathomechanics and Foot care
NS 101   Naprapathic Skills I NS 103   Naprapathic Skills III NT 201   Naprapathic Techniques V LD 202   Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis GB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of Lower Limb NT 302   Naprapathic Techniques IX NT 401   Naprapathic Techniques X CE 402   Clinical Ergonomics
NM 101 Theory, Philosophy & Methods of Naprapathy NS 103 Naprapathic medicine Skills III NS 201 Naprapathic Skills IV NT 203 Naprapathic Techniques VII NC 301 Clinic Management in Naprapathy NS 302 Naprapathic Skills VI NS 401 Naprapathic Skills VIII SI 401 Sports Injuries
NT 102   Naprapathic Techniques II TE 102   Therapeutic Exercises NT 202   Naprapathic Techniques VI NS 202  Naprapathic Skills V PT 301   Physiotherapy Modalities DA 202   Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessments PA 301   Lower Limb Patient Assessment TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
CR 101   Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) NT 104   Naprapathic Techniques IV CB 102   Clinical Biomechanics TP 102   Orthopedic Taping Techniques

Curriculum for DN 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)
NT 101   Naprapathic Techniques I NT 102   Naprapathic Techniques III NT 103   Naprapathic Techniques VII NT 104   Naprapathic Techniques X
NS 301   Naprapathic Skills I NS 302   Naprapathic Skills II NP 302   Naprapathic Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence NC 301   Clinical Management in Naprapathy
CB 102   Clinical Biomachenics NT 202   Naprapathic Techniques IV LD 202   Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis PT 301   Physiotherapy Modalities
DS 202  Diagnosis and Symptmology OR 301   Orthopedic Examination RX 401   Principles of Radiology and Diagnosis Imaging TE 102   Therapeutic Exercises
NE 302   Neurology ND 202   Neurodiagnosis PA 301   Lower Limb Patient Assessment SI 401   Sport Injuries
TP 102   Orthopedic Taping Techniques CE 402   Clinical Ergonomics NT 401   Auxiliary Naprapathic Therapy: Orthotics and Casting FC 302   Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101   Fitness Assessment and Health Promotion GB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb NT 401   Naprapathic Techniques VIII NS 402   Naprapathic Skills IV
NM 101   Theory, Philosophy and Methods of Naprapathic Medicine DA 202   Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment NS 401   Naprapathic Skills III NT 203   Naprapathic Techniques XI
NT 301   Naprapathic Techniques II NT 302   Naprapathic Techniques V NT 201   Naprapathic Techniques IX TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
CN 102   Clinical Nutrition NT 403   Naprapathic Techniques VI

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

1st Year (1st Semester) 1st Year (2nd Semester)
NT 101 Naprapathic Techniques I NT 104 Naprapathic Techniques VII
NS 301 Naprapathic Skills I NS 402 Naprapathic Skills III
NS 302 Naprapathic Skills II NS 401 Naprapathic Skills IV
NT 102 Naprapathic Techniques II NT 201 Naprapathic Techniques VIII
NT 103 Naprapathic Techniques III NT 203 Naprapathic Techniques IX
NM 101 Theory, Philosophy ,and Methods of Naprapathy NT 401 Naprapathic Techniques X
NT 301 Naprapathic Techniques IV NT 202 Naprapathic Techniques XI
NT 302 Naprapathic Techniques V TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises
NP 302 Naprapathic Principles ,Practice, Ethics, & Jurisprudence NC 301 Clinical Management in Naprapathic Medicine
CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities
RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment
TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Training TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
NT 402 Naprapathic Techniques VI

Curriculum for category 3 students with Doctor of Osteopathy degree (6 months, 1 semester – 560 hours total)

1st Year (1st semester)
NT 101   Naprapathic Techniques
NS 101   Naprapathic Skills
NM 101   Theory, Philosophy & Methods of Naprapathy
NC 301   Clinical Management in Naprapathic Medicine
TH 402   Research Project and Thesis