Osteopathy in Switzerland

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NewsNew regulation found after the CAMbrella deliveries:

No new regulation found.

Notice! All text below is copied from the CAMbrella report – delivered Dec 31, 2012

In Switzerland, osteopathy is a licensed profession but is not considered as an academic
program. This means that osteopathy is not offered at any state Swiss university.

“In 2007 Switzerland passed a law to regulate the practice of osteopathy, which had
previously been controlled by each individual canton. Although many cantons had already
fully recognized the practice of osteopathy, on 1 January 2007 the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health published directives to the cantons on the regulation of osteopathy and set up a list of requirements to qualify for the Inter-Cantonal Osteopathy Diploma.

Since 2007 these requirements have included 5 years of full-time study and a 2-
year internship”. “The Swiss School of Osteopathy in Lausanne was founded in 1991, and is one of two centres training osteopaths in Switzerland. Students complete five years of fulltime university training before working for two years as interns” (281).

Osteopathy is registered in the EU regulated professions database as follows:
Osteopath is a directly related regulated profession with title “Osteopath(DE)/
Ostéopathe(FR)” recognized under Directive 2005/36/EC (5), ID 10323. System of
recognition and application level to be checked. All regions. Qualification level: undefined