Hello guys, i am from Italy so i apologise for my poor english. Here in Italy the school system goes like this: -High school 5 years -Bachelor degree at university ("laurea") 3 years=180cfu -Masters degree 2 years after Bachelor ("laurea magistrale"=120cfu -Phd 3 years after Masters degree (Dottorato di ricerca) After Bachelor degree you can attend 1 more year at university (60cfu) and get a "First level master" on a specific topic (e.g. posturology). After Masters degree you can do the same but for 2 years and get a 2nd level master on a specific topic. You get the "dottore" title with any degree, even Bachelor. I know this sounds crazy to a us citizen but i believe it is right to distinguish, e.g., a personal trainer who has attained a 2 day course over the weekend and someone who has studied kinesiology (and anthomy etc) for 3+ years after high school. So if Jhonny has a Bachelor in law, he will surely have the dott. before his name on his business card and door bell and everyone, customers, collegues will andress him as doctor. Doctor of law of course. N.B.: not to be confused with "dottore di ricerca" = phd and medico (masters degree in medicine+state exam). N.B. 2: in order to teach in high school and university you news a phd, and in order to get a phd you need a master degree first. So: I hold a b.s. in sport sience and a b.s. in pt and i'd like to go further, but there is non a pt master degree in Italy. The only one is on pt managment, so more on law, economy.. The higher attainable title is a 1year master (e.g. on manual therapy). But after b.s. on pt you can join a d.c. course. This is pretty new here (2018!) since till last year ostheo and chiro were NOT recognized professions in Italy, and were regarded as bogus (NB d.o. in Italy are NOT medici, they attended private schools, not medicine universities as in U.S.). But since our health minister recognized these 2 professions, and university courses will be activeted, i think they should be pretty serious.. in Italy we have a standarized instruction so every school and uni program must be approved be the State and his sientific commissions. So, in order to advance my academic title, and get more skills: 1) should i go for a 1 year master on manual therapy (omt) or 2) a d.c. degree, which seems more advanced? D.c. are now recognized as primary care, can self refer and even prescribe x rays..