An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program
Thank you for your interest in the online, English language accredited doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree program we offer at National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). The DO program is our most popular degree program. It can be taken as a single program or as a dual degree or combined degree with any of the other degrees we offer. All lectures are pre-recorded and available online at our video server. The Admissions department is eager to help you in any way it can. We invite you to contact us ar email@example.com and ask us any questions you may have. The video lectures are available online, on-demand at our video server or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students across the globe.
Students who wish to practice the osteopathic techniques under supervision of an osteopath have the choice of attending the optional week long practical technique class in Spain, Panama, the United States and a number of other locations. The practical class is not part of the program and student can graduate without completing it.
Our DO degree is evaluated and approved in the United States by the California University Foreign Credential Evaluation and the Validation Corp (in New York). This degree is also legalized by the Spain Ministry of Justice and Spain Ministry of External Affairs.
Our DO graduates can join osteopathy associations around the world and are eligible to work in all countries including USA, Canada, and Spain. However in Canada & USA our graduates work as “osteopathic manual practitioners” or “manual osteopaths” as in these two countries the term “osteopath” is reserved for American style osteopathic physicians who perform surgery and prescribe medications (we teach European style osteopathy, no surgery, no medications, hands-on work only).
Our students in Canada and some other countries are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from their tax authorities as we are accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government as well as a number of other countries. Students from most other countries are eligible to use the tuition as a business expense to reduce their annual business income tax.
NUMSS (Spain) DO graduates in Canada can join the College of Registered Manual Osteopaths to become an RMO with the ability to bill most private health insurers across Canada. In the US, our DO graduates can join the American Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners and the American Association of Natural Wellness Practitioners which gives them the ability to practice as osteopathic manual practitioners in all states.
Most osteopathic manual practitioners in the United States are our alumni.
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?
Our education is quite unique and that is one reason why we have become the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world with alumni in 72 countries.
We graduate successful osteopaths because we heavily focus on chronic pain education as well as business management. Our students receive over 250 business management lectures from Dr. Pourgol. These lectures plus their ability in treating chronic pain are two reasons why our graduates have annual income of $150,000 which is $60,000 more than what other European style osteopaths make.
National University of Medical Sciences prepares you to be a successful osteopath. Our program is clinically oriented and you learn lessons that can be used the next day in your practice. You will become a doctor ready to practice in the real world. You will learn subjects not covered in other osteopathy programs such as orthopedic bracing, custom made orthotics, decompression therapy, clinical ergonomics, work & auto injury rehabilitation and physiotherapy modalities. Additionally we are the only DO program in the world the aside from the common osteopathy techniques like cranial, visceral, PFR, BLT, Still’s, osteoarticular, MET, Global, STT, HVLA and others also teach the Manual Mechanotherapy Techniques (MMT), which are considered the lost techniques of osteopathy.
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 (Ost) & 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 4 different curriculums for the DO program:
Curriculum for DO category 1 students without previous health education (4 years – 4716 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||OS 102 Manual Ostepathic Skills II||MM 201 Medical Microbiology||DS 202 Diagnosis & Symptomology||OR 301 Orthopedic Examination||OP 302 Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence||AT 401 Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting)||OT 402 Manual Ostepathic Techniques XI|
|HP 101 Human Physiology||NA 102 Neuro Anatomy||PA 201 Pathology||ND 202 Neuro-Diagnosis||OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII||NE 302 Neurology||SN 401 Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management||OT 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills IX|
|OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I||CN 102 Clinical Nutrition||IM 201 Immunology||FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Trainig||OS 301 Manual Osteopathic Skills VI||RM 302 Rehabilitation Medicine||RX 401 Principles of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging||FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care|
|OS 101 Manual Osteopathic Skills I||OT 103 Manual OSteopathic Skills III||OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V||LD 202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis||GB 202 Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of Lower Limb||OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX||OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X||CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics|
|OM 101 Theory, Philosophy & Methods in Osteopathy||OS 103 Manual Osteopathic Skills III||OS 201 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV||OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII||OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinic Management||OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills VI||OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills VIII||SI 401 Sports Injuries|
|OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II||TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises||OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI||OS 202 Manual Osteopathic 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)||OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV||CB 102 Clinical Biomechanics||TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques|
|Optional class: PL101 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL102 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL201 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL202 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL301 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL302 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL401 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)||Optional class: PL402 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)|
Curriculum for DO 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)|
|OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I||OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques III||OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII||OT 103 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X|
|OS 301 Manual Osteopathic Skills I||OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills II||OP 302 Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence in Osteopathy||OC 301 Manual Osteopathic Clinical Management|
|CB 102 Clinical Biomachenics||OT 202 Manual Osteopathic 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||AT 401 Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy: Orthotics and Casting||FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care|
|FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Training||GB 202 Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb||OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII||OS 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV|
|OM 101 Theory, Philosophy and Methods in Osteopathy||DA 202 Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment||OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills III||OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques XI|
|OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II||OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V||OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX||TH 402 Research Project and Thesis|
|CN 102 Clinical Nutrition||OT 403 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI|
|PL 101 Optional class: Practical Technique Class, 1 week FT, in Spain, Panama, United States & other locations||PL 102 Optional class: Practical Technique Class, 1 week FT, in Spain, Panama, United States & other locations||PL 201 Optional class: Practical Technique Class, 1 week FT, in Spain, Panama, United States & other locations||PL 202 Optional class: Practical Technique Class, 1 week FT, in Spain, Panama, United States & other locations|
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)|
|OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I||OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII|
|OS 301 Manual OSteopathic Skills I||OS 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills III|
|OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills II||OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV|
|OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II||OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII|
|OT 103 Manual Osteopathic Techniques III||OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX|
|OM 101 Theory, Philosophy ,and Methods in Osteopathic Health Care||OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X|
|OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV||OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques XI|
|OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V||TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises|
|OP 302 Principles, Practice, Ethics, & Jurisprudence in Osteopathic Health Care||OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinical Management|
|CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics||PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities (Ultrasound, Electrotherapy, etc)|
|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|
|OT 402 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI|
|PL 101 Optional class: Practical Technique Class, 1 week FT, in Spain, Panama, United States & other locations||PL 102 Optional class: Practical Technique Class, 1 week FT, in Spain, Panama, United States & other locations|
Curriculum for category 3 students who have a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree from NUMSS (560 hours total) 1 semester, 6 months.
|1st Year (1st semester)|
|OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I|
|OS 101 Manual Osteopathic Skills I|
|OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II|
|OS 102 Manual Osteopathic Skills II|
|OT 103 Manual Osteopathic Techniques III|
|OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV|
|OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V|
|OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI|
|OM 101 Osteopathic Theory, Philosophy & Methods|
|OC 301 Manual Osteopathic Clinic Management|
|TH 402 Research Project and Thesis|
|PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Lab(Techniques review ,1 week FT,Madrid )|