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Veterinary Physiotherapy PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

This course is ideal for musculo-skeletal practitioners, veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and those wishing to change career direction, this hands-on course will train you to become a veterinary physiotherapist. Students will gain the academic and practical skills needed to be a veterinary physiotherapist. Keys skills covered include: electrotherapy, exercise programming and physiotherapy. On successful completion of the course, you will be a qualified veterinary physiotherapist. Veterinary physiotherapists have various business models to suit their own circumstances, from part-time to full-time, self-employed or employed within a practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



Anatomy and Physiology - Core
Foundations of Professional Practice - Core
Project Proposal and Development - Core
Applied Clinical Skills - Core
Foundations of Clinical Practice - Core
Investigating Pathophysiology  - Core
Clinical Reasoning and Reporting - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants need a first degree in an animal/science subject, at a minimum of 2:2. Prior learning experience may be taken into account for mature applicants. A good working knowledge of animal care and handling is also required. This should be evidenced via a minimum of 3 weeks canine experience, plus 3 weeks equine experience and 5 days within a veterinary practice. Applicants can also include Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses and human Physiotherapists. Holders of qualifications in non-animal/science subjects at degree level are also welcome to apply.