This program is intended for professionals that have already graduated from a university-level program in health sciences (medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, veterinary medicine, athletic therapy, etc.). This program is concentrated on osteopathy courses since anatomy, physiology, pathology and embryology courses have been completed in prior studies.
The length of the program is five years. This includes seven seminars of five consecutive days (generally from Thursday to Monday) per year during the first three years and five seminars per year during the last two years. The seminars are given by subject (ex. Pelvis 1-2, Lumbar, Bladder, Kidneys, etc.) Normally, the first four days are focused on theory and practice; the fifth day is dedicated to integration. Clinical days under the supervision of experienced osteopaths are also part of the program.
Holders of DECs in Physical Rehabilitation (PRT), nursing, and acupuncture and holders of other university degrees in health sciences not listed in the admission criteria are also admissible under the condition that they complete the Complementary Education in Basic Health Sciences program (university-level courses).
Kinesiologists must complete two complementary education courses: Embryology (30 hours) and Orthopedic and Neurological Assessment (30 hours).
The Complementary Education in Basic Health Sciences program consists of 390 course hours (intended only for the applicants mentioned above) which will bring students up to the knowledge level required before integrating into the Study Program. Because students must complete 285 hours of complementary education before integrating into the Study Program, the College recommends students dedicate a year to their complementary education and finish their remaining courses during their first and/or second year in the Study Program. These courses are normally offered over the weekend.