Study Osteopathy

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Understand the potential of the human body

Osteopathy is an holistic and preventative approach to diagnosis and manual therapy that is used to treat musculoskeletal problems and other functional disorders of the body. In Australia, osteopaths are registered as primary care practitioners. 

Osteopathy careers are as diverse as the patients you will treat, with options including injury and illness prevention and management, rehabilitation and health promotion. 

Southern Cross University offers a two-step pathway towards professional registration as an osteopath. The first is the three-year Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies); the second is our 18-month Master of Osteopathic Medicine. 

For a comprehensive understanding of how the human body works and responds, our core units include 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 our Lismore and Gold Coast campuses.

Apply now to start studying in July and join a university that’s transforming tomorrow. 

Osteopathy student Bec Woods

“It’s amazing to have knowledge and techniques that can help transform the lives of people who live with pain.”

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Professional accreditation

By successfully completing our Bachelor and Masters courses, graduates are fully accredited with the Osteopathy Board of Australia

Exclusive to Southern Cross

We're one of only three universities in Australia – and the only one in Queensland and NSW – to offer Osteopathy.

Valuable professional placement

You'll undertake clinical practice under the supervision of an experienced practitioner at Southern Cross’s on-campus Health Clinic

A better way to learn

We’re always looking for a better way to do things. That’s why we’re delivering our courses in six-week terms.

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