Up until today, more than 130 students have already obtained this Master of Science that is recognized and accredited in no less than 47 European countries! More and more, academic qualifications are the key to professional success! With a modular (part-time) training at the International Academy of Osteopathy (I.A.O.) your career will take a strong positive turn, as the IAO offers the possibility to obtain a recognized and accredited Master of Science in Osteopathie in co-operation with the renowned University of Applied Sciences Tyrol (fh gesundheit) in Innsbruck.
The course aims to provide its graduates with a specialization in all areas of osteopathy and to guarantee that the occupational qualification is further developed at a higher education level. In addition, the course aims to enable the research of osteopathic treatment techniques scientifically. This master’s degree has a legal ground in accreditation and complies with the Bologna Process. In Europe, there’s no osteopathy school (besides in the UK) that can offer their students such a scientific Master degree. The title MSc.Ost. can be used in all European countries and is recognized worldwide. It gives the opportunity to obtain a Ph.D. afterwards. General practitioners, physiotherapists, occupational therapists can complete the Master program, during or after their modular IAO training.
Graduates of the Master of Science in Osteopathy can practice in public (in countries where osteopathy is recognized) and private healthcare facilities or enter the fields of education or research. As comprehensively trained osteopaths, they will apply diagnostic and treatment techniques in all core areas of osteopathy. The training enables them to perform comprehensive osteopathic diagnoses, establish clinical audits and develop promising treatment strategies. Our graduates are competent, safe and responsible osteopaths who have received a challenging scientific and medical education. They are also well versed in exchange and cooperation with other medical disciplines.
Graduates of the certificate programme for further education in osteopathy are qualified to work on an employment basis or to work freelance. As fully trained osteopaths, they use both diagnosis and treatment techniques in all three core areas of osteopathy:
Parietal system (musculoskeletal system).
Visceral system (internal organs).
Craniosacral system (skull, brain, spinal cord, nervous system).
Their training qualifies them to perform comprehensive osteopathic diagnostic, take a medical history and develop promising therapeutic strategies. Our graduates are competent, reliable and responsible osteopaths who have successfully completed a challenging scientific and osteopathic training. Furthermore, they are accomplished in exchanging information and in working together with professionals from other medical disciplines. The right to practice always is bound to the legal framework of the country the graduate works in. Osteopathy as a profession is explicitly legally defined and regulated in 8 European countries (Finland, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Malta, Portugal, Switzerland). The academic degree “Master of Science in Osteopathy” does not automatically lead to the right to practice.
The Master of Science is offered at different locations according to the number of people that want to enroll. It can be organized in:
In Ghent (Belgium) we start with a Master course in March 2017. This course will be in English.
The German accreditation organization AHPGS (Accreditation Agency in Health and Social Sciences) accredited our Master course, this happened on the request of the University of Applied Sciences Tyrol! In 2009 this makes our Master the first Master of Science in Osteopathy to be accredited in continental Europe (and obviously in Germany too). An accreditation is the highest possible recognition of a university course, and this means that you can take the Master of Science in Osteopathy degree to as many as 46 European countries!