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Master’s Degree Programme in Osteopathy for osteopaths

The first master’s degree in the Nordics in osteopathy offered by the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland) will start for the second time in September 2023.

The application period is open now, consisting of an on-line registration and a pre-assignment before the 18th of January. Entrance exams are held in the beginning of April 2023 and the start of the academic year is in the beginning of September 2023. All the lectures are held on-line, so you can join from anywhere. The studies are free of charge for the EU/EEA nationals. A minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required.

The extensive curriculum is designed to provide a springboard for osteopaths in gaining the skills needed to engage in the fields of research, education, business development and societal or political engagement, depending on their own specific interests. The aim is to contribute to developing a stronger professional identity and to raise awareness of osteopathic healthcare within society by helping students to develop their own synthesis of the contemporary osteopathic topics.

Working around subjects from the osteopathic part of the programme such as Pain Science in Osteopathic Practice by Jorge Esteves and Hazel Mansfield, Psycho-motional Aspects in Osteopathic Professional Practice by Robert Shaw, and Neuroscience related to Osteopathy also by Robert Shaw and Hazel Mansfield has increased the students’ knowledge in a very valuable way. Courses on both quantitative and qualitative research are at the core of the curriculum, taught by Eija Metsälä and Tricia Cleland Silva from Metropolia together with Jerry Draper-Rodi and Oliver Thomson. A breathtaking collection of expertise!

There is a strong emphasis on developing competences in research and development. These competences are supported throughout and culminate in a master’s thesis, which is focused on the interests of the students. Each student is supervised by two thesis supervisors: one from the Metropolia corps of teachers and another from the field of osteopathy. All supervisors have completed their doctorate thesis either in the field of health care or osteopathy.

Learn more about the programme and how to apply by clicking here

Join us on an adventure to reflect upon the osteopathic profession in light of the most recent and relevant research!

Any questions, please email: , Head of Degree Programme