Osteopathy is a holistic and preventative approach of diagnosis and manual therapy used to treat musculoskeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body. In Australia, osteopaths are registered as primary care practitioners.
Careers in Osteopathy are as diverse as the range of patients you will treat, including injury and illness prevention and management, rehabilitation and health promotion.
You will intimately learn how the human body works and responds. Core units include the study of advanced levels of anatomy and physiology, particularly the structure and function of the muscular and nervous systems.
Clinical practice-based learning under the supervision of a qualified practitioner is undertaken at the Southern Cross University Health Clinic, located at the Lismore and Gold Coast campuses.
We offer a two-step pathway towards professional registration as an Osteopath. The first component is the three-year Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and the second is our 18-month Master of Osteopathic Medicine.
Why choose Osteopathy with Southern Cross?
Exclusive to Southern Cross
We're one of only three universities in Australia to offer Osteo – the only university in QLD and NSW and course outside of Melbourne
By successfully completing our Bachelor and Masters courses graduates are fully accredited with the Osteopathy Board of Australia
Valuable professional placement
You'll undertake clinical practice under the supervision of an experienced practitioner at Southern Cross’s on-campus Health Clinic
Southern Cross Model is a better way to learn
For almost a century the sandstone walls of Universities housed the same teaching model. The Southern Cross Model is different – immersive, responsive, in tune with the 21st century student. By joining Southern Cross, you are part of a better way to learn.
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