Welcome to the National Academy of Osteopathy Website

National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO), located in the York University Heights (Toronto) is a school founded as a Canadian institution that offers an excellent education nationally and internationally. We are the largest manual osteopathic college in the world (teaching manual osteopathy in 45 countries) and are the first and only osteopathic college in Canada that has been accepted as an affiliate member of the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA). NAO is an educational institution (founded in Canada by manual osteopath, Dr Shahin Pourgol, MBA, DC, DOMP, DO) offering a World Health Organization (WHO) compliant program leading to a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP). NAO offers full time as well as part time European style manual osteopathy professional programs leading to a Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice – DOMP.

Our Mission

  • Be recognized for excellence in manual osteopathic education;
  • Prepare tomorrow’s osteopathic manual practitioners to be competent and successful members of the health care team; and
  • Offer dynamic and innovative clinical based scientific manual osteopathy program.

Our Vision

To provide the best possible clinical based scientific manual osteopathic education in order to improve the health of society.

Our Courses

(for students without prior health education)

1 year full time or 2 years part time
( starts each September & March)

Tuition (online on-demand)
Tuition (campus based)

(for students with prior health education)

6 months full time or 12 months part time
(starting September & March of each year)

Tuition (online program)
Tuition (in-campus)

Campus based students must complete 1000 hours of clinical practice at NAO teaching clinic in Toronto.

Success Guarantee

NAO graduates successful manual osteopaths. We back this with a 100% guarantee.

We are the largest provider of manual osteopathic education in the world with alumni in 72 countries. Most manual osteopaths in Canada are our alumni. NAO is accepted by most osteopathic associations in Canada and US and most Canadian insurers cover osteopathic care provided by our alumni. We are the main provider of osteopathic care in Canada through our clinic, the Osteopathy Chronic Pain Clinics of Canada that has 318 locations in 30 countries.

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Sessional dates 2019-2020

Deadlines for registration

March batch: 15 Feb

September batch: 15 August

Sessional dates 2019-2020

Program start dates

March batch: 3 March

September batch: 3 September


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