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Foundational Manual Approaches to the Respiratory System

Time limit: 365 days

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Full course description

This 20-hour course consists of 4 hours of online work along with 16 hours of hands-on instruction and assessment activities. This is a basic, foundational course in theory, terminology, and palpatory skills needed to understand and perform osteopathic manipulation in a clinical setting.

Estimated Hours to Complete: 20

This course is planned as the third course in a pathway toward earning a microcredential in Osteopathic Manipulation. Learners who complete three or more courses within the series will receive the Osteopathic Manipulation “Foundations” credential. Recipients of this microcredential will have a digital badge noting their completion of didactic sessions, hands-on practice with expert guidance and feedback, and cognitive and psychomotor assessments demonstrating these skills. Each course will be about 20 hours in length and require a combination of online modules, in-person hands-on practice sessions, and formal assessment.

This microcredential in Osteopathic Manipulation teaches learners the basic principles and skills of Osteopathic diagnosis and treatment and provides formal assessment of minimum competency in these skills. This microcredential will be run by the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, through the Department of Family and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

This pathway is most appropriate for those with little or no current skill in osteopathic manipulation and is open to MDs, DOs, PTs, PAs, or students in those programs.

Learning Outcomes and Objectives:

  1. Apply osteopathic screening, diagnosis, and treatment of the thoracic spine and rib cage.
  2. Perform foundational clinical skills of osteopathic manipulative treatment.
  3. Implement appropriate documentation, billing, coding and supervision of OMT.


Status as a practicing D.O., M.D., physical therapist, or physician assistant - or enrollment as a student in any of these programs - is a prerequisite for participation in the course.

The Foundation Manual Approaches To The Respiratory System workshop will be held at the UNT Health Science Center campus in Fort Worth, Texas on:

  • Saturday September 7, 2024 8 am to 5 pm CST
  • Sunday September 8, 2024 8 am to 5 pm CST

Current Promotions:

Email Dr. Ryan Seals, Senior Associate Dean of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at for a promo code if you meet any of these criteria.

  • If you are currently affiliated with HSC: $900.
  • If you are currently a practicing resident or student: $800.

Course Faculty:

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Sajid Surve, DO

Professor, Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Recognition & Director of Osteopathic Education

Dr. Surve is currently board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and pain medicine. He also received medical acupuncture certification through the Helms Medical Institute via the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Surve has distinguished himself as an educator and leader. He has given lectures at the local, regional, and national levels on various topics including osteopathic manipulation, medical acupuncture, complementary and alternative therapies, responsible opioid prescribing, and performing arts medicine.