Master of Osteopathy

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9, 240 2.0
Full-time for two years
Starts February
by 1 January
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 24 February - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 21 November

NZ$10880 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)

International fees

Programme summary

Further your understanding of osteopathic treatment techniques, and develop clinical problem solving skills. Work with real patients in Unitec's on-campus Osteopathic Clinic.

Gain the skills to become a safe and competent osteopathic practitioner who can provide patient management and care within a multi-cultural environment. Improve your understanding of osteopathic treatment techniques, and learn to embrace and distinguish between a variety of healthcare paradigms. Further your ability to engage in critical reflective practice, scholarly debate and research, and learn to critically assess your own performance. You'll also find out how to locate and integrate healthcare information to the benefit of the patient.


  • Emphasis on clinical practice, critical thinking and research.
  • Programme accredited by the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand.
  • The only programme in New Zealand that allows graduates to apply for registration with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, and to enter practice as an osteopath.
  • Work with real patients each week in Unitec's on-campus Osteopathic Clinic, under the supervision of professional osteopaths.
  • Highly qualified lecturers who are experts in their field, with many also engaged in private practice. Staff have active relationships with diverse health services, which enables the programme to reflect many of the complexities of real life.
  • Guest lecturers from other healthcare disciplines.
  • Positive relationships with professional bodies in New Zealand and Australia, and close links with osteopathic schools in Australia and Britain.
  • Students undertake a research thesis in an area of interest, which involves one-to-one research supervision with experienced research supervisors.
  • Helps you develop a commitment to lifelong learning and personal development.


Last edited: 04 September 2013  

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