All students must be at least 18 years of age at the first day of class start date.
Students must have earned a high school diploma (grade 12), its foreign equivalent, or a General Educational Development diploma (GED). Students are strongly recommended (however this is not mandatory) to take at least one year each of high school biology, chemistry and physics; and mathematics.
Students must demonstrate sufficient maturity to undertake a health care profession, including the capacity to ethically and responsibly manage professional boundaries. The University expects that most, if not all, students will exceed the minimum admission requirements.
Students wishing to enrol in the MBA, MSc (AT), or MSc (P) program at the minimum must have a bachelor’s degree in any field. Health professionals such as degree level osteopathic manual practitioners, chiropractors, medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, podiatrists, pharmacists, physiotherapists, optometrists, naturopaths, dentists and doctors of naturopathy are eligible to enter these master level programs even if they do not have a bachelor’s degree as their education is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree. Massage therapists, kinesiologists, chiropodists, diploma level osteopathic manual practitioners, & acupuncturists, as well as others who do not have a bachelor’s degree must enrol in the duel degree programs of BSc/MBA or BSc/MSc.
Students wishing to enrol in the postgraduate post professional transitional DPT program must be physiotherapists (or physical therapists). NUMSS (USA) tDPT program is not an entry level DPT program and as such it is not open to those who are not physical therapists (or physiotherapists).
Students wishing to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Massage Therapy must be a massage therapist. The BSc (MT) is not an entry level massage therapy program and as such it is not open to those who are not massage therapists.
I am happy that Honorable Justin Trudeau the prime minister of Canada and his wife Sophie Grégoire Trudeau write me once in a while! I received these letters recently:
Shahin, your hope, hard work and unwavering support have made it possible to make a real and positive difference in the lives of Canadians. (Justin)
It’s your support that has made this important progress possible — so thank you, Shahin. Justin and I couldn’t be more proud to be building this shared home — a better Canada — with you at our side. (Sophie)
Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD President Canadian Union of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners National University of Medical Sciences (USA) National University of Medical Sciences (Spain) National Academy of Osteopathy (Canada) Osteopathy TV
We offer more than osteopathic education. We graduate successful manual osteopaths because we teach them everything we know about business and self improvement. Here is an email received from one of Dr Pourgol’s students in Toronto (Ontario, Canada).
Hi Dr. Pourgol,
When I signed up to study Osteopathy through online studies I had no idea that I would gain more than Osteopathy knowledge. Ever since I watched the Schultz hour lecture in the Business management module my life has never been the same. I am a single mother of 3 and work in a hectic health setting and now deliberately take time every week to myself to relax and allow my Frontal Cortex to work. This has helped me not only to visualize how I want to pursue my career as a Manual Osteopath after graduation but also helped me put my personal life into perspective.
I will never forget this lecture and appreciate all you do to inspire us to think bigger than our current limitations.
World famous natural health expert, American naprapath & osteopath, Dr Daniel Nuzum (from Idaho, USA) is one of our alumni as well as being one of our professors. Dr Nuzum also serves as a member of Board of Governors of National University of Medical Sciences. Thank you Dr Nuzum for this kind and beautiful post.
Today I wish to honor my good friend Dr. Shahin Pourgol. He is an amazing Doctor, friend and President of a University. He has impeccable integrity and is always striving to improve himself, his family and his University. Thank you Dr. Pourgol for all that you do for us at both National Academy of Osteopathy and the National University of Medical Sciences!