Although many cantons had already recognised its practice of osteopathy, on 1 January 2007, the Swiss Conference of the Cantonal Ministers of Public Health (GDK) published directives to the cantons on the regulation of osteopathy and set up a list of requirements to qualify for the Intern-Cantonal Osteopathy Diploma which requies five years of full-time study, commonly to Master's level, and a 2-year full-time internship.
The cantonal Health Ministries each hold a register of practising osteopaths who have passed the examination and are therefore entitled to be called 'osteopathe, osteopath or osteopata'.
Office federal de la formation professionelle et de la technologie/
Gesundheitsdirektorinnen und direktorent (GDK)
Brigitta Holzberger, Registrar
+ 41 31 356 2020
Federation Suisse des Osteopathes/Schweizerische Verband der Osteopathen
Contact: Sebastian Byrde
2 route du Lac
Case postale 1215
+41 21 796 33 30
Haute Ecole Specialisee de Suisse Occidentale
Rue de la jeunesse, 1
PO Box 452
CH - 2800 Delemont 1
+ 41 58 900 00 00