Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice

Integrative learning program comprised of online study and hands-on clinical training.

Tuition Fee
CDN $4,600.00

Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice

Integrative learning program comprised of online study and hands-on clinical training.

Tuition Fee


The Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice  (DOMP) program is aimed at health professionals interested in expanding their career into the field of Manual Osteopathy. This gentle manipulative therapy has been unequivocally accepted into an integrative healthcare model of today as an effective and successful treatment for most musculoskeletal and structural conditions associated with poor alignment, traumas, injuries or aging.

Important: Program content and length of the study may be modified depending on your academic background and/or prior work experience.


Graduates of the Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice program are able to work as manual osteopaths anywhere in the world as independent health practitioners or as members of a multidisciplinary healthcare team.

Admission requirements

  • 4 years combined post-secondary education
  • 5 years of work experience in healthcare or wellness industry

Tuition Cost

$4,600 Canadian dollars/ $3,600 USD/ 10% discount for  holders of the  Associate Certificate in Osteopathy

Program Delivery Format

An integrative learning format offers convenience and flexibility in earning your Diploma in Osteopathic Manual Practice. The program is comprised of two modules: online learning and hands-on clinical training.

Module I –  Online Theory

Nine online courses deliver a solid academic foundation in advanced anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, pathology and other subjects essential for a future manual osteopath. There is no due date to complete an online module: studies are self-paced and your access to LCO’s online learning platform at www.studyosteopathyonline.com  does not expire. Upon completion of online curriculum, you can enroll in Module II, held bi-yearly in Barcelona, Spain and Toronto, Canada.

Module II – Clinical Training

Over seven consecutive days, students have an opportunity to contextualize online-based learning through an intensive clinical experience. Emphasis is placed on the case history, physical examination, assessment through testing, osteopathic treatment plan, and an osteopathic treatment. Most effective manual osteopathy techniques are taught by practicing osteopaths: HVLA or Thrust technique, Muscle Energy, Strain-Counterstain, Balanced Ligamentous Tension, Lymphatic and Cranial techniques among others. Students have a chance to practice on real patients ranging in ages and with a wide variety of clinical presentations. For an inside look at the latest clinical training in Barcelona, Spain, click here.

Module I

A nine-course curriculum is delivered through downloadable and printable presentations, recorded lectures, additional reading, related videos and an interactive learning environment.  A course instructor is available to answer students’ questions. Knowledge of the new material is reinforced with online quizzes found at the end of each learning unit. Students follow the studies at their own pace: access to LCO’s online learning platform does not expire.

Online curriculum

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Module II

Over a period of seven clinical days, students learn the most effective osteopathic modalities and techniques under the supervision of experienced instructors. A low student-to-teacher ratio allows for a personal approach to each participant. Through individual tutoring sessions and open discussions, students are encouraged to develop their own treatment style applicable to the specifics of their practice.

By the completion of clinical training, students gain competency in the palpatory and treatment skills necessary to identify a somatic dysfunction, formulate an appropriate treatment plan, and address a wide-range of musculoskeletal conditions using the following osteopathic techniques:

  • High-Velocity Low Amplitude (HVLA) technique
  • Muscle energy technique (MET)
  • Strain-Counterstrain
  • Balanced ligamentous tension (BLT)
  • Joint Mobilization Techniques
  • Cranial Osteopathy
  • Lymphatic Techniques
  • Visceral Techniques

Clinical Training time and place:

Upon completion of the online module students may register for their clinical training for one of the following locations:

Toronto, Canada

Held in April each year

Barcelona, Spain

Held in November each year