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 AnatomyNS 102   Naprapathic Skills IIMM 201   Medical MicrobiologyDS 202   Diagnosis & SymptomologyOR 301   Orthopedic ExaminationNP 302   Naprapathy Principles, Practice, Ethics& JurisprudenceAT 401   Auxiliary Naprapathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting)NT 402   Naprapathic Techniques XI
HP 101   Human PhysiologyNA 102   Neuro AnatomyPA 201   PathologyND 202   Neuro-DiagnosisNT 301   Naprapathic Techniques VIIINE 302   NeurologySN 401   Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss ManagementNS 402   Naprapathic Skills IX
NT 101   Naprapathic Techniques ICN 102  Clinical NutritionIM 201  ImmunologyFA 101  Fitness Assessment and TrainigNS 301   Naprapathic Skills VIRM 302  Rehabilitation MedicineRX 401  Principles of Radiology & Diagnostic ImagingFC 302  Pathomechanics and Foot care
NS 101   Naprapathic Skills INS 103   Naprapathic Skills IIINT 201   Naprapathic Techniques VLD 202   Clinical Laboratory DiagnosisGB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of Lower LimbNT 302   Naprapathic Techniques IXNT 401   Naprapathic Techniques XCE 402   Clinical Ergonomics
NM 101 Theory, Philosophy & Methods of NaprapathyNS 103 Naprapathic medicine Skills IIINS 201 Naprapathic Skills IVNT 203 Naprapathic Techniques VIINC 301 Clinic Management in NaprapathyNS 302 Naprapathic Skills VINS 401 Naprapathic Skills VIIISI 401 Sports Injuries
NT 102   Naprapathic Techniques IITE 102   Therapeutic ExercisesNT 202   Naprapathic Techniques VINS 202  Naprapathic Skills VPT 301   Physiotherapy ModalitiesDA 202   Lower Limb Diagnosis and AssessmentsPA 301   Lower Limb Patient AssessmentTH 402   Research Project and Thesis
CR 101   Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR)NT 104   Naprapathic Techniques IVCB 102   Clinical BiomechanicsTP 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 INT 102   Naprapathic Techniques IIINT 103   Naprapathic Techniques VIINT 104   Naprapathic Techniques X
NS 301   Naprapathic Skills INS 302   Naprapathic Skills IINP 302   Naprapathic Principles, Practice, Ethics & JurisprudenceNC 301   Clinical Management in Naprapathy
CB 102   Clinical BiomachenicsNT 202   Naprapathic Techniques IVLD 202   Clinical Laboratory DiagnosisPT 301   Physiotherapy Modalities
DS 202  Diagnosis and SymptmologyOR 301   Orthopedic ExaminationRX 401   Principles of Radiology and Diagnosis ImagingTE 102   Therapeutic Exercises
NE 302   NeurologyND 202   NeurodiagnosisPA 301   Lower Limb Patient AssessmentSI 401   Sport Injuries
TP 102   Orthopedic Taping TechniquesCE 402   Clinical ErgonomicsNT 401   Auxiliary Naprapathic Therapy: Orthotics and CastingFC 302   Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101   Fitness Assessment and Health PromotionGB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower LimbNT 401   Naprapathic Techniques VIIINS 402   Naprapathic Skills IV
NM 101   Theory, Philosophy and Methods of Naprapathic MedicineDA 202   Lower Limb Diagnosis and AssessmentNS 401   Naprapathic Skills IIINT 203   Naprapathic Techniques XI
NT 301   Naprapathic Techniques IINT 302   Naprapathic Techniques VNT 201   Naprapathic Techniques IXTH 402   Research Project and Thesis
CN 102   Clinical NutritionNT 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 INT 104 Naprapathic Techniques VII
NS 301 Naprapathic Skills INS 402 Naprapathic Skills III
NS 302 Naprapathic Skills IINS 401 Naprapathic Skills IV
NT 102 Naprapathic Techniques IINT 201 Naprapathic Techniques VIII
NT 103 Naprapathic Techniques IIINT 203 Naprapathic Techniques IX
NM 101 Theory, Philosophy ,and Methods of NaprapathyNT 401 Naprapathic Techniques X
NT 301 Naprapathic Techniques IVNT 202 Naprapathic Techniques XI
NT 302 Naprapathic Techniques VTE 102 Therapeutic Exercises
NP 302 Naprapathic Principles ,Practice, Ethics, & JurisprudenceNC 301 Clinical Management in Naprapathic Medicine
CE 402 Clinical ErgonomicsPT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities
RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic ImagingPA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment
TP 102 Orthopedic Taping TechniquesFC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101 Fitness Assessment and TrainingTH 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