Master of Osteopathic Medicine

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

This program is designed to develop a critical evaluation of the theory and practice of osteopathy and to produce primary care health practitioners who are able to solve complex problems and think rigorously and independently. The degree is built on a professional model that integrates the principles of evidence-based practice with a holistic paradigm of patient-centred health care. Osteopathy is a holistic system of diagnosis and manual therapy used to treat musculoskeletal and other functional disorders of the body.

Designed for

Graduates of recognised clinical sciences degrees who wish to qualify as osteopaths


16 units. Includes a practicum. Professional experience placements require students to fulfil certain pre-requisites prior to attending any placements. Before applying for this course, it is important that students understand what these requirements are. For more information please visit


  • Osteopathic medicine

Standard entry requirements

  • Relevant bachelor degree in clinical sciences majoring in Osteopathic Studies, and Human Structure and Function, or equivalent
  • Interview


Accredited by the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Graduates may apply to become a registered osteopath. They are eligible for professional membership with Osteopathy Australia (OA).

Study pathways

The first stage of this course is the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (with a double major - Osteopathic Studies; and Human Structure and Function) at Southern Cross University, or equivalent.

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