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.
- 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.
Our association recognizes the graduates from Loyola College and other schools match the above accreditation criteria and approved by the Association’s Board of Directors.