Students applying to any of NUMSS (USA) programs are categorized into three different groups. Category 1 students are those with no previous health education (such as high school graduates). Category 2 students are students with previous diploma or entry level education in a health related program, such as massage therapists, kinesiologists, diploma level osteopathic manual practitioners, acupuncturists, homeopaths, & nurses. Category 3 students are those with a doctoral level education in a health program, such as osteopaths, degree level osteopathic manual practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors, physicians, surgeons & naturopaths.
Students with previous health education receive advanced credits which allow them to complete NUMSS (USA) degree programs at a shorter time with less tuition. For example, the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathic Manual Practice is 3 years (6 semesters) for category 1 students, 1 year (2 semesters) for category 2 students and 1 semester (6 months) for category 3 students.
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!