Osteopaths diagnose and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal, circulatory and nervous systems.
A bachelor's degree is required for admission to a doctor of osteopathy program. A four-year program in osteopathic medicine leading to a doctor of osteopathy degree and a one-year medical residency are required. These qualifications are usually obtained in the United States. In Quebec, to practise osteopathic manipulative medicine, completion of a Bachelor of Science degree and an osteopathic program is required. A licence is required in New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.