National Academy of Osteopathy offers a DOMP (Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice) to American massage therapists, physical therapists, chiropractors, athletic trainers & other health professionals that can be completed in as little as six months, 100% online across USA. Student without prior health education complete the program in 1 year.
Those US students interested to study in-campus can attend the York University Heights campus of NAO in Toronto (Canada). Optional practical technique classes (for online American students) are provided in Spain, Canada and elsewhere.
NAO has graduated many manual osteopaths in USA in the past 4 years. Our US graduates are permitted to work in USA, Canada, Australia & all European & Asian countries. You are eligible to open your own manual osteopathy clinic in USA upon graduation or you may seek employment in other clinics and medical centers as an osteopathic manual practitioner.
NAO is an accredited manual osteopathy college (and the largest provider of manual osteopathic education worldwide, teaching in 45 countries (including USA), 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.
In USA & Canada the term osteopath is reserved for those who graduate from an American style osteopathic medicine program that leads to a DO (Doctor of Osteopathy) degree and includes surgery and medications. We teach European style manual osteopathy (no surgery, no medications, hands-on treatments only).
NAO graduates in USA cannot call themselves osteopaths and what they practice osteopathy. They must call themselves either manual osteopath or osteopathic manual practitioner, and their profession should be called manual osteopathy or osteopathic manual practice.
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 this photo you see National Academy of Osteopathy American student, Marcus Martinez who is a licensed massage therapist in San Francisco as well as a 2nd year chiropractic student at the Life Chiropractic College West in California.