Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
Please note: This program is not available for midyear (Semester 2) 2017 entry.
Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that focuses on the musculoskeletal system and related disorders.
Osteopaths are trained in diagnosis, management, and treatment of musculoskeletal pain disorders. They combine conventional medical testing procedures and skills of palpation and motion testing to inform their clinical rationale for treating a patient's condition.
You will be trained in musculoskeletal diagnosis, clinical procedures in performing conventional medical tests, physical examination techniques, and motion testing in order to assist in diagnosis of a patient’s condition.
Osteopaths make treatment decisions that depend on the patient as well as their condition. They might give advice on posture, exercise, lifting procedures, nutrition and other areas.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to the Learning Hub and other online and digital resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
In your final year, you will have the opportunity to undertake a work placement in an Australian osteopathic clinic.
Professional recognition and accreditation
The program is fully accredited with the Osteopathy Board of Australia. Subject to continuing accreditation, graduates can apply to the Osteopathy Board of Australia for national registration.
Overseas study opportunities may also be available, with osteopathy students recently visiting India to undertake supervised clinical practice over a six-week period.
Program and course information
Take a holistic approach to healthcare
Pursue a career in an industry with a high demand for graduates.