Attendance: Campus doors open at 8:30 a.m.

  • Be in class and ready to start for 9:00 a.m. commencement
  • Attendance to all classes is compulsory
  • Late arrival admittance will be at the instructors’ discretion
  • Classes end between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.
  • Coffee breaks, lunch time and length will depend on the instructor
  • Classroom attendance is compulsory for the listed class dates (refer to Academic Schedules)
  • Students that are late 3X and/or absent more than 2X must meet with the Registrar to discuss their future in the program
  • Bring all required textbooks and supplies to all classes


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: Our intent is to provide a positive, comfortable, informal environment conducive to learning. Argumentative, confrontational or negative behavior is unacceptable. Respectful behavior towards self, instructors and fellow students is compulsory.


Use of Drugs & Alcohol: Zero tolerance. If administrators suspect a student to be impaired, the student will be asked to leave the campus immediately. The student will not be allowed to return until meeting with the Registrar.


Dress Code: Students are always required to dress in a professional manner suitable for a Manual Osteopathy career.

  • Always wear your name tag in class
  • Clean cargo, yoga or scrub pants are all acceptable. Blue jeans are NOT permitted
  • No long, painted or artificial nails
  • Minimal jewelry and makeup
  • No exposed cleavage or torso skin
  • No heavy fragrances-perfumes, oils, aftershave, deodorant or hair products
  • No bare feet. Students may wear any type of clean INDOOR footwear with or without socks
  • Long hair is to be tied back during treatments 
  • Facial hair to be groomed appropriately


Cell Phones, iPods, etc.: these are all very disruptive in the classroom and are not allowed. They can be used in the student lounge, but not in class. Those of you with small children will be able to check for messages regularly during breaks. Please contact your instructor directly if you have a special situation that needs to be addressed.

Noncompliance of the following Policies may result in immediate dismissal


Sexual Harassment Policy: The simple definition of sexual harassment is "unwanted sexual attention." Any type of conduct which emphasizes the sexuality, gender or sexual orientation of an individual and creates for them an offensive, intimidating or hostile learning, working or living environment is sexual harassment. The harassment is more serious if submission to or acceptance of such conduct is made either an implicit or explicit condition of an individual's employment or academic status.

Sexual harassment may take various forms. It includes but is not limited to the following: verbal abuse or threats of a sexual nature; unwelcome remarks, jokes, innuendos or taunting about a person's sex (often linked with references to the body, attire, age or marital status of the individual); the display of pornographic, sexually offensive or derogatory pictures; unnecessary and unwelcome physical conduct such as touching, patting, pinching; unwelcome sexual invitations or requests, usually of a persistent nature; sexual assault. Gender harassment or sexism may also be one form of sexual harassment.

Sexual harassment has both males and females as its victims and perpetrators. It can occur between members of the opposite sex or of the same sex. Although sexual harassment often occurs where there is a real or perceived power imbalance, it can also occur amongst peers.


Plagiarism: Plagiarism involves submitting or presenting work as if it were the student’s own work when it is not. Any ideas or materials taken from another source written, electronic, or oral must be fully and formally acknowledged. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

(a) The work submitted or presented was done, in whole or in part, by an individual other than the one submitting or presenting the work (this includes having another impersonate the student or otherwise substituting the work of another for one's own in an examination or test),

(b) Parts of the work are taken from another source without reference to the original author,

(c) The whole work (e.g., an essay) is copied from another source, and/or,

(d) A student submits or presents work in one course which has also been submitted in another course (although it may be completely original with that student) without the knowledge of or prior agreement of the instructor involved.

While it is recognized that scholarly work often involves reference to the ideas, data and conclusions of other scholars, intellectual honesty requires that such references be explicitly and clearly noted. Plagiarism is an extremely serious academic offence.

It is recognized that clause (d) does not prevent a graduate student incorporating work previously done by them in a thesis or dissertation.


Cheating: is an extremely serious academic offence. Cheating at tests or examinations includes but is not limited to dishonest or attempted dishonest conduct such as speaking to other candidates or communicating with them under any circumstances whatsoever; bringing into the examination room any textbook, notebook, memorandum, other written material or mechanical or electronic device not authorized by the examiner; writing an examination or part of it, or consulting any person or materials outside the confines of the examination room without permission to do so, or leaving answer papers exposed to view, or persistent attempts to read other students' examination papers.


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