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Direct entry: 

Health professionals who have a degree in Science or the Arts and a current license to practice in British Columbia will be typically be allowed direct entry.  It is advisable to ensure that individual requirements are met for each province of practice. These students must be able to provide their own malpractice insurance.

In order to enter the study of Osteopathic Manual Practice, candidates must satisfy the following criteria:

Holder of a University degree in Medicine, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Sports and Athletic Therapy, Chiropractic, Physical Therapy, Veterinary Medicine or Midwifery.

Doctors of Acupuncture and Massage Therapists may directly access the study program of Osteopathic Manual Practice with a minimum of 3000 clinical hours.

Kinesiologists and Massage Therapists with a minimum of 2200 hours of training are required to follow a pre-admissions course in basic Health Sciences.


Preadmission program prior to admission: 

RMT’s without a degree, must successfully complete the online Preadmission Program and the Palpitation course prior to starting the regular program.

Preadmission and additional course work: 

Kinesiologists must complete our online Preadmission course and the Palpitation workshop prior to being accepted into the regular program.  In addition to this, they must complete additional clinic hours and take the assessment course offered by the basic science program at the CCO.

Basic Science program:  

For other applicants missing a portion of our entrance requirements, the CCO offers a basic science program that includes Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Assessment Skills. This course is offered after completion of the Preadmission program, during the school year.  Students can begin their normal Osteopathic studies and complete the Basic Science Program at the same time or chose to complete them individually.  Students will also be required to perform additional clinic hours during the first two years of study.

Students in the Basic Science program will be required to purchase malpractice insurance in order to maintain enrollment in the program.