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Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences Program – PhD (OCS)

Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences Program – PhD (OCS)

Thank you for your interest in the NUMSS (USA) Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences degree program. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS (USA) and ask us any questions you may have about this program. We offer PhD (OCS) program both 100% online (tuition $3,500 per semester). This program can be taken worldwide and is available to anyone who meets the prerequisites, regardless of their nationalities. There are optional on-site week-long (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, 5 days per week) practical technique classes in Panama City and/or Madrid (Spain) available to online students free of charge (one week per semester).

The online video lecture classes are available on-demand to be watched once you are issued a password and user ID. They can be paused, and viewed as often as needed. You need high speed internet to be able to watch the video lectures online. You will also receive an external hard drive that includes all the video lectures for this program that enables you to view the video lectures offline.

This program enables students to graduate as osteopathic manual practitioners in USA (degree is issued from United States). Graduates may seek employment or open their own private osteopathic manual practice clinic. Graduates can work across USA as osteopathic manual practitioners. They may not however call themselves osteopaths in USA and Canada as the term “osteopath” is regulated and reserved for osteopathic physicians who perform surgery and prescribe medications in USA and Canada. We teach osteopathic manual practice (European style) as compared to osteopathic medicine (American style). In most other countries such as Spain, Italy, Singapore, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Brazil, Argentina, India, Hong Kong, Mexico, South Korea, & Japan graduates can practice as osteopaths.

Canadian NUMSS (USA) students are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) as we are accepted as a foreign university by the tax authorities of the Canadian government.
Why Choose to Study Osteopathic Clinical Sciences?

Osteopathic clinical sciences program is an advanced body of knowledge in the field of osteopathic manual practice (OMP). OMP is an effective health care system in dealing with pains originating from muscles, bones, nerves and joints. The popularity of OMP is in its ability to help patients with chronic pain of mechanical origin. Osteopathic manual practice utilizes all available modern manual therapy techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints and nerves. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manual therapy (OMT). Osteopathic manual practitioners understand how all the body’s systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.
Why Choose to Study Osteopathic Clinical Sciences at NUMSS (USA)?

This program offers advanced knowledge in the healthcare system known as osteopathic manual practice. Our program is clinically based, applied, practical and techniques oriented. Our 100% online program is ideal for the working people as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a PhD (OCS) without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS PhD (OCS) program tuition is kept low ($3,500 per semester) to make the program affordable to all students in every corner of the world, no matter what countries they are from.
Admission Prerequisites

You require a master’s degree (in any field) as per-requisites to enter the Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences program. You have an option to take the prerequisite courses concurrently while attending the PhD (OCS) program. Students without a bachelor’s degree can enrol at the following triple degree programs (BSc/MSc/PhD) or (BSc/MBA/PhD). Those with a bachelor’s degree who do not have a master’s degree can enrol at the following dual degree programs (MSc/PhD) or (MBA/PhD).

By taking advantage of the dual or triple degree combinations students can study the PhD program while concurrently satisfying the prerequisites for the PhD program. Any of the bachelors or masters level degree programs offered by NUMSS (USA) are eligible as a prerequisite of the PHD (OCS) program. This PhD program can be taken as a dual or triple degree program with any other program offered by NUMSS (USA).
Doctor of Philosophy in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences (PhD) Curriculum
There are 3 different curriculums for the PhD program:

  1. Curriculum for category 1 students (4 years) without previous health education
  2. Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education, such as kinesiologists, massage therapists, diploma level osteopathic manual practitioners & nurses (2 years)
  3. Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral degree or equivalent such as physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, degree level osteopathic manual practitioners, naturopaths, physicians and surgeons  (1 year)

Curriculum for category 1 PhD (OCS) students (4 years, 8 semesters)

1st Year
(1st Semester)
1st Year
(2ndSemester)
2nd Year
(3rd Semester)
2nd Year
(4th Semester)
3rd Year
(5th Semester)
3rd Year
(6th Semester)
4th Year
(7th Semester)
4th Year
(8th Semester)
HA 101 Human Anatomy OS 102 Manual Ostepathic Skills II MM 201 Medical Microbiology DS 202 Diagnosis & Symptomology OR 301 Orthopedic Examination OP 302 Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence AT 401 Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting) OT 402 Manual Ostepathic Techniques XI
HP 101 Human Physiology NA 102 Neuro Anatomy PA 201 Pathology ND 202 Neuro-Diagnosis OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII NE 302 Neurology SN 401 Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management OT 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills IX
OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I CN 102 Clinical Nutrition IM 201 Immunology FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Trainig OS 301 Manual Osteopathic Skills VI RM 302 Rehabilitation Medicine RX 401 Principles of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
OS 101 Manual Osteopathic Skills I OT 103 Manual OSteopathic Skills III OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V LD 202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis GB 202 Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of Lower Limb OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics
OM 101 Manual Osteopathic Theory,Philosophy & Methods OS 103 Manual Osteopathic Skills III OS 201 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinic Management OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills VI OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills VIII SI 401 Sports Injuries
OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI OS 202 Manual Osteopathic Skills V PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities DA 202 Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessments PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
CR 101 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV CB 102 Clinical Biomechanics TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques
PL 101 Optional class: PL101 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 102 Optional class: PL102 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 201 Optional class: PL201 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 202 Optional class: PL202 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 301 Optional class: PL301 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 302 Optional class: PL302 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 401 Optional class: PL401 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 402 Optional class: PL402 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City)

Curriculum for category 2 PhD (OCS) students with previous health education (2 years, 4 semesters)

1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester) 2nd Year(3rd Semester) 2nd Year(4th Semester)
OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques III OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII OT 103 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X
OS 301 Manual Osteopathic Skills I OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills II OP 302 Manual Osteopathic Principles,Practice,Ethics & Jurisprudence OC 301 Manual Osteopathic Clinical Management
CB 102 Clinical Biomachenics OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV LD 202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities
DS 202 Diagnosis and Symptmology OR 301 Orthopedic Examination RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnosis Imaging TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises
NE 302 Neurology ND 202 Neurodiagnosis PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment SI 401 Sport Injuries
TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics AT 401 Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy: Orthotics and Casting FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Health Promotion GB 202 Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII OS 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV
OM 101 Manual Osteopathic Theory,Philosophy and Methods DA 202 Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills III OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques XI
OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
CN 102 Clinical Nutrition OT 403 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI
PL 101 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City PL 102 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City PL 201 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City PL 202 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City

Curriculum for category 3 PhD (OCS) students with doctoral degree (1 year, 2 semesters)

1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester)
OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII
OS 301 Manual OSteopathic Skills I OS 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills III
OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills II OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV
OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII
OT 103 Manual Osteopathic Techniques III OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX
OM 101 Manual Osteopathic Theory,Philosophy ,and Methods OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X
OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques XI
OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises
OP 302 Manual Osteopathy Principles ,Practice,Ethics, ans Jurisprudence OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinical Management
CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities
RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment
TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Training TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
OT 402 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI
PL 101 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City) PL 102 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Panama City)
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