International Academy of Osteopathy

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The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO) is an international academy that offers academic courses leading to several degrees in osteopathy.[1]

The IAO has locations in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland. Students can obtain the Diploma in Osteopathy (DO), the Bachelor of Science with Honours in Osteopathic Studies (BSc.(Hons)Ost.Stud.) and the Master of Science in Osteopathy (MSc.Ost.). The programs are accedited through agreements with Buckinghamshire New University[2] and the University of Applied Sciences Tyrol (Fachhochschule Gesundheit Tirol).[3][4] The courses are internationally recognised and are in accordance with the Bologna process.[5][6]

The IAO was established in 1987 by Michel Janssens (†1995), Grégoire Lason, and Luc Peeters. In that same year the first courses were started in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Over the years, the IAO has developed into Europe's largest academy for osteopathy.

Belgium (BE) & the Netherlands (NL)[edit]

Full-time study: Is offered in English in Ghent (B) and is meant for students who just finished High School. After successfully completing this 5-year programme, students obtain the unique British Master of Science in Osteopathy from Buckinghamshire New University, as well as the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO).

Part-time study:

  • In Dutch in Antwerp (B), Ghent (B) and Zeist (NL). This is a part-time study for students who already have a (para-)medical degree and want to combine their studies with work. After successfully completing this 4-year programme, students obtain the unique British Master of Science in Osteopathy, from Buckinghamshire New University, as well as the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO).
  • in French in Mont-Saint-Guibert (B). This is a part-time study for students who already have a (para-)medical degree and want to combine their studies with work. After successfully completing this 5-year programme, students obtain the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO).

Several Post-Academic-Modules (PAMs): Several locations and several subjects in English or Dutch (osteopathy in children, osteopathic and chiropractic manipulations, etc.) These modules are for osteopaths wanting to stay on top of scientific evolutions within the profession.

Denmark (DK) (Copenhagen)[edit]

Part-time study: Is offered in English Copenhagen (DK) and is meant for students who already have a (para-)medical degree and want to combine their studies with work. After successfully completing this 4-year programme, students obtain the unique British Master of Science in Osteopathy, from Buckinghamshire New University, as well as the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO).

Several Post-Academic-Modules (PAMs): Several subjects in English (osteopathy in children, osteopathic and chiropractic manipulations, etc.) These modules are for osteopaths wanting to stay on top of scientific evolutions within the profession.

Egypt (EG) (Cairo)[edit]

Part-time study: Is offered in English in Cairo and is meant for students who already have a (para-)medical degree and want to combine their studies with work. After successfully completing this 5-year programme, students obtain the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO). It is possible to obtain the masters' degree via our partner in Innsbruck, fhg Tyrol.

Germany (DE) & Austria (AT)[edit]

Part-time study: Is offered in German in 14 cities in Germany and 2 in Austria and is meant for students who already have a (para-)medical degree and want to combine their studies with work. After successfully completing this 5-year programme, students obtain the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO). It is possible to obtain the masters' degree via our partner in Innsbruck, fhg Tyrol.

Several Post-Academic-Modules (PAMs): Several locations and several subjects in English or German (osteopathy in children, osteopathic and chiropractic manipulations, etc.) These modules are for osteopaths wanting to stay on top of scientific evolutions within the profession.

Switzerland (CH) (Brunnen)[edit]

Part-time study: Is offered in German in Brunnen (CH) and is meant for students who already have a (para-)medical degree and want to combine their studies with work. After successfully completing this 4-year programme, students obtain the unique British Master of Science in Osteopathy, from Buckinghamshire New University, as well as the DO degree from The International Academy of Osteopathy (IAO).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Training osteopathy". International Academy of Osteopathy. Retrieved 5 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Academic Partnerships Register". Buckinghamshire New University. 
  3. ^ "FH Gesundheit / International Academy of Osteopathy: Neu: Master-Studium Osteopathie" (PDF). University of Applied Sciences Tyrol. March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Grundständige Ausbildung ohne medizinischen Basisberuf". Österreichische Gesellschaft für Osteopathie. 
  5. ^ "Bologna Process". International Academy of Osteopathy. 
  6. ^ "MBK en PSBK opleidingen op alfabet" (in Dutch). Centrum Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland (CPION). Archived from the original on 19 October 2015. 

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