National Academy of Osteopathy offers a DOMP (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice) to Nova Scotia health practitioners that can be completed in as little as six months, 100% online across NS. Student without prior health education complete the program in 1 year.
Those students interested to study in-campus can attend the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto. Optional practical technique classes (for online Nova Scotia students) are provided in Madrid, Toronto and elsewhere.
NAO has graduated many manual osteopaths in NS in the past 4 years. Actually most manual osteopaths there are NAO graduates! Our Nova Scotia alumni are permitted to work in NS as well as all other Canadian provinces, American states, and all European countries. You are eligible to open your own manual osteopathy clinic in Nova Scotia upon graduation or you may seek employment in other clinics and medical centers as a manual osteopath.
NAO is an accredited manual osteopathy college (and the largest provider of manual osteopathic education worldwide, teaching in 45 countries, accepted by many associations, such as Ontario Osteopathic & Alternative Medicine Association (that is accepted by most insurers), College of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners of Ontario, Ontario Association of Osteopathy & Alternative Medicine, British Columbia College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences, Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathy Examining Board, International Osteopathic Association, Society of Osteopaths of Canada, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Practitioners, & Alberta College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences amongst others.
NAO is the only manual osteopathy college to be accepted as an affiliate member by the Ontario Hospital Association.
Our students are also eligible for full scholarships from the Metis Nation of Ontario and the WorkBC program of the Canadian government.
Manual osteopathy is one of the top 25 professions in Canada as reported by the CIBC. There is zero unemployment in this profession. Average income is $90,000/yr.
A 2012 survey indicates that manual osteopathy is the #1 choice of Canadians for low back pain relief as compared to physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture and medication.
For more information please visit www.nationalacademyofosteopathy.com or visit our blog for the latest news about NAO at www.nationalacademyofosteopathy.blogspot.ca. Our videos are found at https://www.youtube.com/user/Osteopathyacademy. And NAO photo gallery is at http://nationalacademyofosteopathy.com/Gallery.html.
In the photo you see Briana Smith, NAO graduate from Nova Scotia (Class of Feb 2014). Most manual osteopaths in Nova Scotia are NAO graduates. Here she is practicing manual osteopathic technique at the York University Heights campus of National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto.