Student Eligibility

  1. Must be 18 years of age or older
  2. As this is a post secondary program, all applicants must also provide proof of completion of a minimum of 2 years of training in a discipline with a focus on human anatomy and physiology from a recognized institution. 
  3. Provide current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification
  4. Provide current government issued identification
  5. Be fluent and efficient in English, reading, written and spoken

Admission Process

  1. If you are unsure if you meet our requirements; we can review your transcripts free of charge prior to applying. 
  2. Complete the application form. Send it via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the required documents and the $150.00 non-refundable application fee. If you have any problems or questions, forward them to our registrar via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone 403-227-1416
  3. Upon approval, the Student and the National Manual Osteopathic College will enter into a contract called the Alberta Student Enrolment Contract. This holds your seat in class. 
  4. During Registration on the first day of class the student must pay the tuition in full, if student loans are not being utilized. If you wish to apply for our Optional Payment Plan, contact the registrar one week prior to class commencement. Details are available upon request.

Terms and Conditions

  • All prices are in Canadian funds and are subject to change prior to signing the Alberta Student Enrolment Contract
  • Acceptable forms of payment: etransfer, cheque, bank draft, and credit cards (with a 5% service fee)
  • Optional Payment Plan must be approved prior to the first day of class
  • Optional Payment Plans are available and can be customized to meet individual needs
  • Student Loan applications and/or forms are available online at


Program Costs


Our Books & Supplies fee includes textbooks, written materials, lab supplies, examination costs and student insurance.

Books & Supplies

Total Tuition Cost



Funding Options

Our program qualifies for Student Loans. If applying for a student loan outside of Alberta, please be advised that the process can take 6-8 months to secure funding. If you require any assistance please contact us directly or Student Aid Alberta or

  • Employment Insurance Funding: contact Service Canada
  • Optional Payment Plan: contact us directly to request more information

All fees are subject to change. Please confirm final course fee amounts prior to submitting your application fee. Fees will not change after your application fee has been processed.

Accepted forms of payment: cash, cheque, money order, etransfer, Mastercard, Visa and American Express. We do not accept debit cards. A 5% credit card fee is added to all credit card transactions.

Costs of travel, accomodations and meals are at the students' expense.



September 2019 Class Dates


September 2019 Session


Start Date: September 9, 2019


End Date: June 24, 2020


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Class 1:     September 9-12, 2019



Class 2:     Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2019



Class 3:     October 28-29, 2019



Class 4:     November 18-19, 2019



Class 5:     December 9-10, 2019



Class 6:    January 6-7, 2020



Class 7:    February 3-4, 2020



Class 8:     March 2-3, 2020



Class 9:     March 23-24, 2020



Class 10:   April 20-21, 2020



Class 11:   May 11-12, 2020



Class 12:   June 1-2, 2020



Class 13:  June 22-24, 2020






Classroom Instruction and Self Directed Learning

Offering our Manual Osteopathy program over 10 months allows the student to retain more of the information than programs that offer comparable hours over longer time periods.

Students will spend 29 days (8 hours/day) of scheduled classroom time. Used for examinations and technical training. Students can expect to spend 20-30 hours per week on self directed learning. Assignments must be completed on students own time. Students are required to attend all classroom sessions.

The manual and clinical skills of a Manual Osteopath are what sets them apart from all other complimentary healthcare professions. The classroom component of the program deals exclusively with palpation skills in the modalities presented. All other components of the program are provided to the student for home study.


Clinical Work Experience

Students complete a total of 400 hours of clinical work experience prior to graduation. Our curriculum is a combination of traditional osteopathic techniques plus the most currently available scientific information. We view the body as an interrelated whole with a story to tell. We teach from a systemic, evaluative approach that seeks to resolve the client's discomfort or pain.

This program is designed for those healthcare professionals that already work in therapeutic environments that want to increase their skill set. The 400 hour clinical work experience allows students to work in the field while attending school, and allows them to graduate with experience that is usually not obtained until after graduation.

Students are required to practice hands on treatments in a clinical setting. Hours are approved by a supervisor of their choice. Students enter their notes into the NMOC App designed to track the practicum hours, notes and marks. Supervisors approve the times entered for treatments, and instructors then review and mark the entries, leaving notes if necessary.



The intent of our Manual Osteopath program is to provide those working in a therapeutic environment with a set of additional assessment and corrective techniques that will efficiently correct problems that current techniques are unable to address. We provide a sequential protocol that provides the most effective and timely treatment for the problem presented, using the 4 cornerstones of manual osteopathic practice: Osteoarticular, Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral and Advanced Fascia Release techniques.

All four of these techniques are taught in detail and include the following categories for each: definition, history, philosophy, current scientific research, experts in the field, indications and contraindications, anatomy, physiology, common pathologies, injuries and complaints, assessment and correction protocols, manual practice and clinical work experience.
We include the often overlooked reason for the majority of health professions/treatments:
  • Pain: definition, symptom cascade, clients with chronic pain and expected responses to treatment, emotional and physical considerations
  • Corrective exercises and behaviours
  • Complimentary and contradictory health care philosophies

In addition, we help prepare students for the business and legislative requirements of the profession by providing instruction in the following:

  • Osteopathy: definition, history, founder, philosophy, and main techniques
  • Manual Osteopathy: definition, credentials, code of ethics and conduct, regulation and licensure, and association membership.
  • Business considerations: legislative requirements, insurance requirements, clinical records, privacy issues, prices, billing procedures, advertising, promotional techniques, networking strategies, and public speaking presentations.


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Our college is licensed by Alberta Advanced Education as a Private Vocational School to provide a Diploma of Manual Osteopathy.