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. Graduates of the Bachelor receive four units of advanced standing into the Master of Osteopathic Medicine making the full-time duration for both courses (Bachelor and Masters) four years.