NYITCOM professor doing a demonstration on a skeleton

Teaching Methodology

Our program is designed to help you learn how to use your hands to treat bodily dysfunctions and create an optimal environment for health. We teach osteopathic principles based upon the current standard-of-care and the holistic philosophy of osteopathic medicine:

  • The body is a dynamic unit of function.
  • Structure and function are reciprocally interrelated.
  • The body has an innate ability to heal itself.

Our teaching methodology incorporates lecture didactics, workshop group learning, and hands-on table training. Weekly lectures are coordinated to supplement experiential learning in our OMM lab. Our faculty members include experienced physicians and academic scholars who provide additional group learning facilitation, as well as clinical anecdotes, and hands-on instruction.

Additional resources, including online academic material and a library of video tutorials are also available to help you prepare and reinforce your didactic and laboratory experiences. We also offer case correlations, which integrate osteopathic diagnosis and treatment with real-life clinical scenarios.