OEGO ADMISSION CRITERIA
ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR FULL MEMBERS:
Additionally, training listed under 1 or 2 has to have been completed:
1. Postgraduate Training for medical personnel:
Medical personnel: doctors, dentists, physiotherapists, midwives, ergo therapists. Full OEGO members having completed postgraduate training (for medical personnel) for osteopathy require work permit for Austrian medicinal professions. These need to be based on a medical profession with training requiring A-level or equivalent and provide the qualifications necessary for in-service osteopathic training.
Postgraduate training: Postgraduate training lasts over a minimum period of 5 -6 years with 1500 hours of compulsory attendance, graduating as DO, BSc Osteopathy or MSc Osteopathy. Passing of the final clinical exam is necessary, while holding a title is not a prerequisite for a membership.
2. Undergraduate training for non-medical personnel
Full OEGO members not having completed medical training require A-level or equivalent as well as full-time undergraduate training for osteopathy. This training lasts over a minimum period of 4 – 5 years with 4200 hours of compulsory attendance providing DO, BSC Osteopathy, or MSc Osteopathy as title. Passing of the final clinical exam is necessary, while holding a title is not a prerequisite for a membership. A list of trainings recognized by OEGO can be obtained from here.
Currently the following osteopathic trainings are recognized in Austria and entitle to full OEGO membership:
The following European schools fulfil OEGO training criteria; further trainings will have to be assessed on a case by case basis:
Belgium: Flanders International College of Osteopathy in Rotselaar, Collège Belge d'Ostéopathie in Brüssel, International Academy of Osteopathy
Denmark: International Academy of Osteopathy
Germany: Osteopathie Schule Deutschland in Hamburg, Deutsches Osteopathie Kolleg , Europäisches Colleg für Osteopathie in München , College Sutherland in Schlangenbad, International Academy of Osteopathy
Finnland: Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki
France: Institut des Hautes Études Ostéopathiques in Orvault, Centre Européen d' Enseignement Supérieur de l'Ostéopathie Lyon in Lyon , Conservatoire Supérieur d’Ostéopathie in Nanterre, Centre Européen d' Enseignement Supérieur de l'Ostéopathie in Paris, Institut Superieur d'Osteopathie Paris in Lognes
Great Britain: European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone
Ireland: Irish College of Osteopathic Medicine in Dublin
Italy: E.I.O.M. Srl in Padova-Cadoneghe, Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia in Mailand, Centro Studi di Osteopatia Tradizionale Rom Italy, Centro di Ricerche Olistiche per la Medicina Osteopatica e Naturale in Rom, Accademia Italiana Osteopatia Tradizionale in Pescara
The Netherlands: International Academy of Osteopathy
Norway: Norwegian University College of Health Science Institute of Osteopathy in Oslo
Poland: Akademia Osteopatii We Wroclawiu in Wroclaw
Russia: Institute of Osteopathic Medicine in St. Petersburg, Russian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine in St. Petersburg
Spain: Fundació Escola d'Osteopatia de Barcelona in Barcelona
Switzerland: International Academy of Osteopathy
Turkey: International Academy of Osteopathy
OEGO training criteria define a minimum of professional competences required for safe and effective osteopathic practice. Osteopaths need to possess a thorough knowledge of medical principles, medical diagnoses as well as osteopathic diagnosing and treatments, regardless of their osteopathic training career.