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