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Quality labels

The IAO has various quality labels that guarantee the level of training. These quality labels confirm that you are right for choosing the IAO! Our primary goal is to offer a qualitative education.

                                  ISO IAO osteopathie

ISO 9001 Quality label

This international and European recognised quality management organisation recognises the International Academy of Osteopathy as an ISO-certified school for Osteopathic Training and Education. This means the quality the school offers in its education and organisation is monitored through internal and external audits. For more information, click here.


CEN IAO osteopathie

European Committee for Standardization

The curriculum of the IAO confirms fully with the CEN – European Standard on Osteopathic Healthcare Provision. This new standard sets a benchmark for high quality clinical practice, education, safety and ethics.



WHO osteopathie IAO

World Health Organization - WHO

The quality of the teaching content complies with the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy and thus respects the international principles and philosophy of osteopathy.


CPION IAO osteopathie MBK

CPION - Centrum Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland

On 7 October 2014 the Review Committee of the Centrum Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland (CPION) issued a positive opinion on the curriculum of the International Academy of Osteopathy in the context of the PLATO final qualifications.


Bologna process IAO osteopathie 

Bologna process

47 European countries, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark (countries where the IAO is active) have implemented the European Bologna Process. The International Academy of Osteopathy works together with Buckinghamshire New University and the University of Applied Sciences. This means graduates obtain official Bachelor and Master degrees that have a legal basis in an accreditation.


ECTS IAO osteopathie     

ECTS - European Credit Transfer System

ECTS stands for "European Credit Transfer System". Since the introduction of the bachelor-master structure in Europe, the study load has been expressed by the international ECTS system, making the value assignment of internationally acquired disciplines comparable. An academic year corresponds to 60 ECTS credits. One credit equates to 25 to 30 study hours. A credit is presently also known by the old name of study point. More information here.