Why Choose NMOC

Our Program is designed to build upon previous training in the many facets of the Health Care industry.

Obtaining our Diploma of Manual Osteopathy offers the opportunity for:

  • professional recognition
  • secure employment
  • financial security
  • exclusive technique mastery for relieving client pain
  • immediate general and professional liability insurance
  • PLUS 3rd party billing privileges with Insurance Providers across Canada.


Our Program is taught over 11 months to enhance retention and start your new career as soon as possible. Recognized hours are 1552 plus 400 clinical practicum hours for a total of 1952 hours.

Instruction is a combination of classroom, home study and clinical work experience. We also provide comprehensive training in all aspects of business, including marketing and presentation strategies to ensure that your business is positioned for prosperity and success.

Techniques taught are a combination of the best of traditional and current techniques, plus exclusive techniques not provided in any other school.

Our curriculum is pure Manual Osteopathy, we do not reuse/recycle outdated materials from any other field of study or weekend workshops.

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Student Eligibility

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


Admission Process

  • If you are unsure if you meet our requirements; we can review your transcripts free of charge prior to applying.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 https://studentaid.alberta.ca

Program Costs


Total Tuition Cost: $14,750


  • student malpractice insurance
  • student membership with the NMOS
  • textbooks
  • written materials
  • lab supplies
  • examination costs


Funding Options


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.


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Classroom Instruction and Self Directed Learning: 1552 hours

Offering our Manual Osteopathy program over 11 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 student's 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: 400 hours

Students complete a total of 400 hours of clinical work experience prior to graduation.


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.

Program Content

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 often, overlooked reasons the majority of health professions/treatments fall short:
  • 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.



NMOC has policies regarding the following:


  • Be in class and ready to start for 9:00 a.m. commencement
  • Classroom attendance is compulsory for the listed class dates (refer to Academic Schedules) 


Absence: If a student is absent, they are responsible for the following:

  • submitting all required assignments by the original deadline
  • contacting the school to arrange to complete the missed written and manual examinations before the next scheduled class
  • obtaining all class materials and manual technique information from classmates – NOT instructors or staff
  • LATE assignments will NOT be accepted


Personal Code of Conduct, Dress Code, Cell Phones, iPods, PDA's etc, Zero Tolerance for Drugs & Alcohol

Noncompliance of the following Policies may result in immediate dismissal


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