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.

 

Program Objective

National Manual Osteopathic College (NMOC) provides professionals working in a therapeutic environment with a set of additional evaluative and corrective techniques that will quickly and efficiently correct problems that current techniques are unable to address. We provide the 4 cornerstones of manual osteopathic practice:

Lensen™ (Osteoarticular Techniques)Visceral Manipulation, CranioSacral Techniques and Advanced Fascia Release

NMOC provides an intense program to allow professionals to improve their treatments and business preparation

Upon graduation of our Manual Osteopath program, alumni are eligible for Membership with the National Manual Osteopathic Society (NMOS), which allows for insurance recognition with select providers

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Our Instructors

Instructors of the program are either fully qualified Manual Osteopaths or have years of experience treating and teaching in the modality they are presenting. eg. Visceral Manipulation.

Petra

  Petra Bierkos Post, DMO, RMT, CLT, Certified LensenTM Instructor
  Osteoarticular Instructor
  Petra has been practicing RMT for over 8 years and practicing Manual Osteopathy for over 6 years. Petra works in a busy, multi disciplinary clinic in Red Deer, AB.
  She is a founding member of the Fascia Research Society and is interested in encouraging the dialogue and collaboration between clinicians, researchers, and academicians. 

  

 

 

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  Richard Stuart, DOMP, CBI, CBP, DNM
  CranioSacral Instructor
  Richard has a doctorate in Natural Medicine, is a Manual Osteopath, and is a Certified Body Talk System Instructor for Advanced Modules.
  Richard operates a busy multidisciplinary clinic in Calgary, AB. He is a foundering member for the John McTimoney School of Chiropractic in Oxfordshire, England. 

  

 

 

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  Joanne Guenther, Former RMT
  Visceral Manipulation Instructor
  Joanne has expanded her knowledge by teaching numerous courses with NIMT and NMOC. She has retired from her own homebased clinic to travel the world.
  Joanne was fortunate to travel to Vietnam in 2012 with the Liddle Kidz Foundation and teach infant massage at orphanages.

  

 

 

Zarko

  Zarko Svetanov, DMO, RMT
  Advanced Fascial Release Instructor
  Zarko is a skilled therapist bringing over 7 years of experience as an RMT. He’s held leadership roles at large multidisciplinary clinics and was a Massage instructor at
  Mount Royal University. Since 2015 he has specialized in fascia and connective tissue. Zarko runs his own manual osteopathy and massage practice in Calgary, AB.

Policies

NMOC has policies regarding the following:

Attendance

  • 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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Campus Area Services

Most students travel from all over western Canada to attend their studies at NMOC

Affordable & Clean Hotel Accommodations

We have preferred rates from the following hotels when booked direct
When calling to make your reservation, please mention that you are a student from the National Manual Osteopathic College

Days Inn        5010-40 Ave, Innisfail AB                    403-227-4405
Super 8         4704-42 Ave, Innisfail, AB                   403-227-6001
Motel 6          4512-42 Ave, Innisfail, AB                   403-227-2214          

 

Parking

Parking is free
Street parking is available or you may use the parking lot NE adjacent to the building at the Henday Centre

 

Town of Innisfail taxi services

Innisfail Associated Cab - 403-227-2229 or 403-227-2272

 

Innisfail Public Library

5300 A 55th Street Close