Frequently asked questions

Exclusively internationally certified lecturers with proven practical experience in osteopathy.

After filling in the registration form, the contract and business conditions will be sent to your address, which must then be returned and signed immediately. A photocopy or scan of the completion of the relevant secondary or higher education must be sent with the contract. After verifying the submitted data, we will contact you in order to provide details on the payment of the registration fee and other formalities.

The seminar will be taught in English and translated into Slovak. Educational materials are published in English & Slovak.

Výsledky prekladovNa seminári vám bude pracovať profesionálny prekladateľ, ktorý pozná osteopatickú terminológiu. Vzdelávacie materiály sú vydávané v ruštine, skúšky absolvujú aj zahraniční skúšajúci s tlmočníko

You are guaranteed to gain expertise in osteopathy. Thanks to thorough training by certified lecturers and the support of assistants, you will become an effective specialist!

You are guaranteed to gain expertise in osteopathy. Thanks to thorough training by certified lecturers and the support of assistants, you will become an effective specialist!

Videos with practical techniques are available to students free of charge after logging in to the student zone on our website.

Yes, a doctor, physiotherapist or a healthcare professional with a masseur’s qualification can become a participant in the training at the Slovak School of Osteopathy after completing postgraduate or undergraduate studies.

We have created a student zone in order to provide the highest possible support for our students. In addition to audiovisual recordings of seminars, you will find teaching materials in several forms. Scripts and videos describing specific techniques will help you prepare for the final exam.

To successfully complete each year, it is necessary to pass the final exam, which consists of a practical and theoretical part. Upon successful completion of the theory test, students must demonstrate their practical skills in osteopathy.

Regulations governing training, licensing and osteopathy practice exist in a very small number of countries. Despite this, there has been an increase in programs that claim to teach osteopathy and osteopathic techniques. In some countries, manual therapists use osteopathic techniques and claim to provide osteopathic treatment even though they have not received proper training. In Slovakia, osteopathy is not yet defined and therefore the SSO follows the European standard on the provision of health care in osteopathy of 30 April 2015.

In the United States, osteopathic medical education is similar to allopathic medicine education, but includes integration of osteopathic philosophy and principles, and training in osteopathic manipulative treatment procedures throughout all phases of pre- and postdoctoral education. American-trained osteopathic physicians are primary care and primary contact health care providers, and practice in all medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. They are eligible for full licensure for medical and surgical practice in many countries.

As osteopathic medicine spread to other nations, the scope of practice and training evolved according to the prevailing geopolitical forces. Economic, political and health system factors influenced the mechanism by which individual countries regulated the training and practice of osteopathic practitioners. As a result there are two principal models of osteopathic practice which are described by the international osteopathic profession as “osteopaths” and “osteopathic physicians”. Both serve as primary contact health care providers.

Osteopathy/Osteopathic medicine

A comprehensive system of health care with a philosophy that combines the needs of the patient with an understanding of the practice of allopathic medicine, surgery and obstetrics. In clinical practice there is an emphasis on the interrelationship between structure and function, and an appreciation of the body’s ability to heal itself.


A professional who has achieved those competencies which allow them to independently practice osteopathy.

Osteopathic physician

A professional who has achieved those competencies which allow them to have a scope of practice which incorporates osteopathic principles, philosophy , and techniques into medical, and/or surgical practice.

After successfully completing the 4,5-year study program, you will have the opportunity to write a diploma thesis and become a certified osteopath with a DO degree.

It is essential that the provision of training is subject to an appropriate external quality assurance process. It may take the form of a standardized examination which is independent of the training institution and meets national standards for minimum competences. The testing process must be appropriate to the scope of the training and must assess the relevant knowledge and clinical / technical skills.
A standardized assessment process for osteopaths and osteopathic physicians leads to licensing, protects the public, guarantees minimum competencies, and discourages the commercial use of osteopathic training and practice.

Seminars within each study course last 3 days and take place on weekends: FRI: 14:00 – 20:00 / SAT: 09:00 – 20:00 / SUN: 09:00 – 15:00


The registration fee to the Slovak School of Osteopathy is 120 euros.


The basic price for a year of study and completion of an osteopathy course is € 3,200 including VAT.

In the case of payment of the annual tuition fee in quarterly installments (a total of 4 installments), the annual tuition fee is increased by 15%.

In the case of payment of the annual tuition fee in monthly installments (a total of 10 installments), the annual tuition fee is increased by 20%.

The program of the Slovak School of Osteopathy includes 44 seminars and 4 final exams during the 4 and a half year of study.

Practice at the clinic of the Slovak School of Osteopathy is free.

PAYMENT RULES The salary in favor of the Slovak School of Osteopathy is payable by bank transfer to a bank account in euros.