Thank you for your interest in the National Academy of Osteopathy (NAO). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to visit NAO and ask us any questions. We are very proud of our campus and our students, and welcome all visitors. National Academy of Osteopathy admits as students, women and men of good character and health who are qualified to meet its academic challenges and to become an osteopathic manual practitioner. National Academy of Osteopathy seeks to select students who have strong academic records and who demonstrate the motivational and personal characteristics suitable for a career in osteopathy. Willingness to provide service and a caring attitude are important characteristics of a future osteopathic manual practitioner.
The Academy employs a rolling admissions process. Therefore, early application could increase an applicants probability for acceptance. The Academy encourages campus visits for all applicants and reserves the right to require an interview.
Applications for admission (as well as current tuition and fees) are available online or they may be obtained by contacting the registrar’s office. The application for admission must be accompanied by a non-refundable application processing fee of $235.00 Canadian dollars. It is the responsibility of the applicant to read this information and comply with all provisions and instructions. For both the full time and part time osteopathy program, new students are admitted at the beginning of two trimesters of the academic year: September and March.
Dr. Pourgol received this beautiful postcard (along with some Italian goodies) from Gina Faubert, a National Academy of Osteopathy student:
"A great big thank you to the best professor and your dedicated team. You always go above and beyond! Your generosity, support and commitment to your students is what makes NAO special. So grateful to be a part of this community"
A beautiful post by National Academy of Osteopathy student Joshua Sibley:
The community of NAO is one I am proud to be part of. During my studies I have met amazing Health Professionals that share their love for Manual Osteopathy and this has only encouraged me to go full out into this profession! I am excited to continue my journey into National University of Medical Sciences, but I am most excited about the amazing members that support each other throughout this environment Dr Pourgol has established for us!
A beautiful post from a recent NAO graduate:
I would like to thank National Academy of Osteopathy for offering me a new career path in healthcare. The school has allowed me to take care of my health and related family members' health on an expert level. I have used the techniques I learned in school to alleviate back pain for my brothers, neck mobility for my sister, visceral therapy to assist my father during his terminal illness and many others. The school has improved and expanded my skill set to become a knowledgeable therapist. Now I am on my journey to pursue my own clinic; the Spine Mobility and Osteopathy. NAO also has a strong support group that allows you to continue learning and growing the vision of owning a successful business. Thank you Dr Pourgol for giving me a new journey in my life that I am truly passionate about and truly enjoy.
National Academy of Osteopathy is amazing!!
My experience in NAO was very interesting and I learned alot. The approach used by the founder of NAO, Dr. Pourgol is very unique. Not only you learn alot during the course but your learning never stops after.
Most importantly you grow in many ways, not only as a therapist and practitioner but also as a business person, as a clinic owner, as an educator, even as a better and more positively impactful human.
You learn the skills to help people live pain free but also how to improve your own quality of life. The curriculum is very diverse and always improving that comes with the flexible and scientific approach that keeps getting better year after year. The support of NAO does not stop after graduation and you keep getting genuine support for as long as you are open to it. The skills you learn about managing your clinic, growing your practice and also in investment is extremely valuable.
I went to NAO wanting to learn a very specific aspect of Osteopathy but it opened my mind into so many tools Osteopathy offers us as practitioners to help others.
I would say NAO is a great place to start or continue your journey and you become a part of a global family that is very unique, modern and filled with interesting people you meet and things that you learn to always keep you ahead and make a better version of yourself.
A beautiful post from a student of National Academy of Osteopathy.
Thank you so much NAO
My time spent with NAO was a very enjoyable experience . I found online was very beneficial as I could see the classes as many times as I wanted. And whenever I asked questions they were always answered. The forums and private groups all the students worked to help one another. It was a great learning experience. I enjoyed it so much I went on to NUMSS and continued studies. That also was equally as great and just built upon the knowledge previous . The business classes are extremely beneficial and after graduation whenever I had questions or issues the private groups and staff were always there to help. I plan to continue learning with them as now they are like family . Even currently I continue to improve my work as an osteopath.
A message received from Karin Ann, a National Academy of Osteopathy student who practices in London, Ontario:
Hi Dr. Pourgol:
I was nominated as the Gold winner in the best manual osteopathy clinic in London (Ontario). NAO graduates are taking London by storm!!! ❤️
There is a clinic belonging to graduates of Canadian Academy of Osteopathy a block from me and in the last 90 days, 19 of their patients have found me and switched to my care Completely unprompted by me. They're just finding I have higher empathy, I'm kind, I get quicker and longer results and overall provide better care. ❤️
I cannot thank you enough 🙏🏼🙏🏼 You have literally changed the trajectory of my life.
New NAO Graduate Fully Booked Making $840 per day!
It was so nice to meet one of my students yesterday. Dr. Alireza Saadati, RT, PT, OT, DOMP is an Iranian occupational therapist who moved to Canada a few years ago. He recently graduated from the DOMP program of National Academy of Osteopathy. As a recent NAO graduate, he is enjoying a fully booked osteopathy practice seeing 6 patients a day at $140 per hour, making $840 per day (about $20,000 per month or $240,000 per year). He attributes his success to my 250 business lectures as well as the ability of osteopathy in treating chronic pain. This is what separates NAO from other schools. Any school can teach osteopathy. Noone can graduate successful manual osteopaths like NAO. This is because I teach my students all I know about business.
For an appointment with Dr Saadati please call 647-913-4444 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us. Study osteopathy at NAO and secure your future. Dr. Shawn Pourgol, MBA, DC, DO, PhD
RMO has 3 Months Waiting List!
Dr. Pourgol; I just wanted to say thank you.
My daughter, Emma is a student at NAO, she loves it. She practices on my patients and they’ve been very impressed with her skill and knowledge. Emma is also autistic, actually, she was none verbal until around seven years old. The pediatrician said she, when asked what I could expect her life to be, replied she would have to live in a group home… You wouldn’t know it today though. She’s so incredibly talented. The sky truly is the limit. Anyway, I wanted to thank you because I don’t know if she would have gotten this opportunity elsewhere. Working as a manual osteopath increases her earning potential and her quality of life. She will be independent and will one day take over the business. Which, by the way is thriving. I have a three months waitlist and patients that drive from St. Catherine’s, Oakville, Hamilton, Guelph and Collingwood to see us! I want to share Emma’s story because honestly anything is possible. I’m so grateful to NAO not only for Emma’s opportunities but for mine, my business grew exponentially and I now get referrals from physicians. Thank you again!
PS. 50 percent of my patient base is on cash basis as you recommended!"
Student Testimonial from Alberta, Canada
" ……………I'd like to also add that I've taken many, many courses across a variety of industries in as many different countries, and never have I come across a lecturer that is so sincerely determined to set his students up for success in both business and life as Dr Pourgol. I'm sure I speak on behalf of many students who feel the same. We are very fortunate to have such a mentor. Thank you Dr Pourgol. "
Student Testimonial from Bermuda
Today's salute goes to .......drum roll please.....Dr.Habibinia of NAO teaching and endlessly complex subject of clinical nutrition and breaking it down to practical, interesting and useful format with a lot of color and charts for all of us visual learners...there is a real skill in conveying information ...thanks Dr. You are appreciated.
A post by Dr Bashar Alazzam, MD, DOMP, a recent graduate of National Academy of Osteopathy (from London, Ontario).
"Thank you so much Dr Shahin Pourgol for giving me the honor to be one of your student at national academy of osteopathy.... It was a big challenge for me, changing my field of helping patients from Anaesthesia and intensive care dealing with patients who want to sleep in Operation Rooms or already in Coma in ICU , and now becoming a manual osteopathy treating awake patients.... Thank God and Thanks everybody who makes this dream come true, all teachers at NAO; Dr. Shahin Pourgol, Dr Oleg Bagrin, Dr Abazar Habibinia, Dr Daniel Nuzum, Pamela Crosson-Fournier, & Nicholas Zancai All the nice and supper kind ladies and staff at NAO , thank you sOoOoOoOo much."
A post from Dr Mercedeh, one of our students at National Academy of Osteopathy
Dr Mercedeh, one of our students at National Academy of Osteopathy who is a physician, a black belt martial artist and now a manual osteopath in Toronto!
"I love Osteopathy and NAO. Dr. Pourgol you changed my life. Thank you"
A post from NAO graduate, Dr Mercedeh Ghazi, MD, DOMP written for National Academy of Osteopathy technique instructor, Nizholas Zancai, DOMP
I would like to thank you for all the encouragement you have given me during the course. I cannot thank you enough for your endless support and effort. I loved every wonderful minute of NAO and always came home full of enthusiasm and motivation. You are the best TA!"
A post from NAO graduate Dani Reid, DOMP (August 2016) to Dr Pourgol
"Thank you, you are the best teacher in the world!"
A letter from one of our students in Mexico
Dear Dr. Pourgol
I first want to thank you for the great lectures the school has. I've passed through other Osteopathy schools and none of them have taught me how to become a real osteopath as this school does. I live in México City, single mom of two boys, and osteopathy has become very important to me, a way of life.
I'm very proud to be part of the best osteopaths in the world.
A post by our student Jodi, who is a Canadian Fitness Champion
When I started this program (diploma in osteopathic manual practice) I wasn't sure if I could do it, but honestly my school is the best and the amount of knowledge I have gained is immeasurable! National Academy of Osteopathy has the best profs, staff and alumni that are always available to answer questions.
Osteopathy is such an amazing profession!! I am so excited to embark on this next chapter and coincide it with Lean Aesthetics.
A post from kinesiologist and osteopathy student, Christina Anderson from Beeton, Ontario
"Dr. Pourgol is the best teacher I have ever had the pleasure to know. I have never met such an intelligent man. He is such a positive influence in my life and I feel grateful everyday to have someone with such influence guiding me."
"Ther course (DOMP program offered by National Academy of Osteopathy) was well organized and easy to follow. Studying at my own pace was excellent. The Practical was well taught and highly valuable. The expanded opportunities well be a good challenge. As a Chiropractor I find these procedures as effective with no possibility of after effects. More Chiropractors should get on board"
"For me “NATIONAL ACADEMY OF OSTEOPATHY” is like following Gandhi’s word: “Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” And after attending some classes, I feel, I made the right choice. I am happy to be part of this journey"