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3 Ways Our Osteopathy School Helps You Overcome Challenges in the Program

Here at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, we are experts in guiding students toward successful careers as osteopathic manual practitioners. We offer a comprehensive four-year program that prepares graduates to take up both business and job opportunities across Canada. 

However, we also understand that the road to success isn’t always easy. Many students face challenges throughout their studies, from personal commitments to academic struggles to financial pressures. Luckily, the community at CAO is here to help through hands-on instructors, student support services, a flexible learning format, and more. Keep reading to learn more about the resources that are available to help you navigate your osteopathy training.

Hands-on Attention from Our Faculty

Academic support is available in different forms at our osteopathy school. In the classroom, it starts with our team of dedicated instructors who are passionate about what they do and experts in their field. 

Whether you’re examining the principles and theories of osteopathy or applying osteopathic principles in our on-campus clinics, your instructors will be there to answer your questions, review any material, and offer hands-on support. Our small class sizes allow for more individualized attention and academic support from instructors, allowing you to reach the highest level of comprehension possible. 

Outside of the classroom, you’ll also have access to our Student Success Coordinator, who can discuss any challenges you may have with the coursework or nature of the program. 

Small classes at our osteopathy school allow for more personalized learning.

Tutoring from Upper-Year Students

CAO offers a community-centred learning environment–one in which students work together and support one another at every stage of the program. You’ll not only have the chance to form close connections with your classmates, but you’ll also be able to learn from them. For example, upper-year students regularly act as table tutors in the under-year clinic. In the process, under-year students are able to learn from their peers further along in the program, receive guidance from those who have been in their position, and practice assessing and treating their fellow students. In a safe, supportive environment, you’ll have the freedom to make mistakes, ask questions, and overcome any barriers to your knowledge.

Receive tutoring from upper-year students to improve your understanding.

Flexible Scheduling to Suit Your Commitments 

Many students at CAO are already working full-time or part-time. Other students may have personal or family commitments to uphold. Whatever your current circumstances, we want to make the path to becoming an osteopathic manual practitioner as easy as possible. That’s why we offer a flexible, full-time format that allows you to continue working while studying, with added support for those commuting from out of province. Students attend in person once a month for intensive hands-on training, and online lecture days are condensed together for easy scheduling. You can rest assured that you’ll get the training you need while balancing your work and home life.

Financial Assistance at Our Osteopathy School

We understand that school comes as a major financial burden for most people. However, your training is also a valuable investment in your future as an osteopathic manual practitioner, and we want to reduce the challenges that come with it. As a small college, we are able to give personalized advice to each student to help them identify opportunities for financial assistance. 

At both our Hamilton and Calgary campuses, the CAO is proud to announce that students enrolled in the M.OMSc program may be eligible for loans, grants, or awards granted under the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Private lending institutions are also very supportive of our students since our tuition is low and our graduate incomes are high.

With the right level of support and guidance, you can progress seamlessly through our program and into your professional career.  


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