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National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO), located in Toronto, Ontario is a school founded as a Canadian institution that would offer an excellent education nationally and internationally, be a catalyst for developing a unified profession, conduct research to further the scientific basis of manual osteopathy, become the home for knowledge related to manual osteopathy and be the face of the profession to governments, third party payers, and the general public.
We are a fully accredited, professional educational institution with professional faculty and staff who are experts in their fields. NAO offers a four months condensed full time and a part time (nine months) professional program leading to a Diploma in Manual Osteopathic Practice (DO(MP)). NAO is licensed by the province of Ontario (license # 200607893) and the Canadian government (license # 757053-8). NAO graduates are permitted to sit for exams administered by Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board (CMOEB). Upon successful completion of the board exams; NAO graduates may join International Osteopathic Association (IOA) to receive certificate of registration. NAO graduates who are members of IOA may practice manual osteopathy in Canada, Iran, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, USA, England, Australia, Italy, Spain, France, Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Mexico, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Argentina, Columbia, India, Pakistan and most other countries. NAO graduates adhere to the code of ethics and clinical guidelines established by IOA.
We conduct research that is recognized for its contribution to manual osteopathy. We provide manual osteopathic care for patients in our teaching clinic in North York. We support manual osteopathic practitioners with the knowledge, resources and services to help their businesses thrive, and we advocate to influence education and health care policies that affect these health care practitioners. Read More
"The National Academy of Osteopathy has been an excellent experience thus far! Hands down, this is the best practical training I have received. Dr. Pourgol does a great job demonstrating the techniques on each of the students so that we can experience the technique first hand and know what we are supposed to feel. This allows us to communicate with the other students to see how our technique compares to the instructors. I am really enjoying the program and I look forward to going into class each day! "
Full Time Student-Class of 2011