We utilize the WHO’s Benchmarks For Training in Osteopathy as the education standard to determine a program that provides the necessary osteopathic skills and knowledge while meeting the Core Competencies of Osteopathic Manual Therapy.

Accreditation Criteria:

  • Schools that are officially registered in Canada.
  • Schools that are accredited upon an evaluation of their programs of study, which include two types of programs:

– Type I Programs:  for students without an educational healthcare background. Offering over 4200 hours combined classroom and clinical hours.
– Type II Programs:  for other health-care professionals to become qualified osteopathic practitioners, must demonstrate the same Competencies of Osteopathy as graduates of Type I Programs, typically has a duration of over 2200 hours combined classroom and clinical hours, to be adapted depending on the individual’s prior training and knowledge.