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 via email (use CamScanner app)
  • 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.



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 [email protected] 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 ([email protected]) 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



2019 Class Dates


September 2019 Session

 November 2019 Session  

Start Date: September 9, 2019

 Start Date: November 25, 2019  

End Date: June 24, 2020

  End Date: September 10, 2020  

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Class 1:     September 9-12, 2019

Class 1: November 25-28, 2019  


Class 2:     Sept 30 & Oct 1, 2019

Class 2: December 16-17, 2019 


Class 3:     October 28-29, 2019

Class 3: January 13-14, 2020


Class 4:     November 18-19, 2019

Class 4: February 10-11, 2020


Class 5:     December 9-10, 2019

Class 5: March 9-10, 2020


Class 6:    January 6-7, 2020

Class 6: March 30-31, 2020


Class 7:    February 3-4, 2020

Class 7: April 27-28, 2020


Class 8:     March 2-3, 2020

Class 8: May 25-26, 2020


Class 9:     March 23-24, 2020

Class 9: June 15-16, 2020


Class 10:   April 20-21, 2020

Class 10: July 6-7, 2020


Class 11:   May 11-12, 2020

Class 11: July 27-28, 2020


Class 12:   June 1-2, 2020

Class 12: August 17-18, 2020


Class 13:  June 22-24, 2020

Class 13: September 8-10, 2020





Program Costs


Books & Supplies

Total Tuition Cost



Our Books & Supplies fee includes:

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

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.


Our Diploma is recognized for 1952 hours

Classroom Instruction and Self Directed Learning: 1552 hours

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 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 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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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 via email (use CamScanner app)
  • 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

Sexual Harassment Policy, Plagiarism, Cheating

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