Southern Cross University

Master of Osteopathic Medicine

Southern Cross University

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

There is a growing demand for osteopaths as more people seek the kind of holistic and preventative approaches that are integral to this system of diagnosis and manual therapy, used to treat musculoskeletal and other functional disorders of the body. The Master of Osteopathic Medicine is designed to develop a critical evaluation of the theory and practice of osteopathy, as well as to produce primary care health practitioners who are able to meet complex challenges and think rigorously and independently. As a student, you will undertake substantial clinical practice under the supervision of an experienced practitioner at Southern Cross University’s state-of-the-art Health Clinic. Graduates will be eligible to register as practitioners of osteopathic medicine.

Designed for

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


Credit points 144


  • Osteopathic medicine

Standard entry requirements

Completed the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) at Southern Cross University, or completed an award at another institution deemed by the Course Coordinator to be equivalent to the above


The Master of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Graduates may apply to become a registered osteopath. Graduates of the course 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.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast International: $45,600 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years
Lismore International: $45,600 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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