Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF)
- Qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist
- Learn the advanced therapy methods used to treat animals on land and in water
- Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
- Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
- Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications
About your Diploma
This Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification.
This course will allow students to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the added benefit of Advanced Animal Hydrotherapy. After completing the three parts, students will have gained the skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals in the water and on land.
The qualification is a Level 6 Diploma, split across three parts.
- Part 1 includes Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy.
- Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
- Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)
Learners must be at least 18 years of age to enrol. Learners must also have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London), and prior experience within the industry. Learners must be able to access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice.
Minimum Age restriction
Average completion timeframe
You have 3 years to complete your course.
You will be assessed via a combination of video and photo submissions, case studies, your supervisor will also need to provide witness testimonies.
Placement or Practical required
Learners need to attend 25 days of practical training and assessment (at one of our centres), PLUS complete 800 hours of clinical expereince with a Physiotherapist that they need to find themselves.
If placement or practical required, when?
Once payment thresholds are met and the knowledge for the related subjects has been achieved the placement is booked on a 1:1 basis.
Learners can become a member of the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) following completion of this course.
Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.
All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.
*You will have access to the course for 24 months.
- An Introduction to Hydrotherapy
- Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals
- Gait Analysis and Biomechanics
- Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions
- Introduction to Small Animal Massage
- Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance
- Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy
- Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques
- Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
- Professional Practice Management
- Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy
- Small Animal Behaviour
- Small Animal First Aid
- Tissue Healing Process
- Advanced Pool and Treadmill Techniques
- Business Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
- Canine Nutrition
- Conditions and Surgical Procedures in Small Animals
- Feline Behaviour, Nutrition and Handling
- Higher Anatomy and Physiology
- Introduction to Canine Laser Therapy
- Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy
- Land-based Exercise for Small Animals
- Pool and Treadmill Operations and Water Management
- Practical Skills in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
- Professional Practice in a Hydrotherapy Centre
- Small Animal Massage Therapy
- Stress and Small Animal Hydrotherapy
- Advanced Gait Assessment
- Advanced Massage Techniques
- Advanced Canine Nutrition
- Analysis of Sporting Activities
- Application of Electrophysical Agents
- Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
- Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
- Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete
- Injury and Tissue Repair
- Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding
- Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology
- Multidisciplinary Teamworking
- Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises
- Principles of Electrophysical Agents
- Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient
- Research Methodology
- Small Animal Welfare
- Tissue Response to Exercise and Training
- Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
- Advanced Canine and Feline Behaviour
- Advanced Neuro Physiotherapy
- Clinical Practice
- Clinical Reasoning
- Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for Rehabilitation of the Injured Patient
- Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription
- Physiotherapy Techniques
- Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
- Professional Practice Including Communication and Conduct
- Professional Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists
- Professional Project
- Professional Skills for Veterinary Physiotherapists
- Rehabilitation of the Juvenile Patient
- Small Animal Ethics and Legislation
- Treatment Case Study
- Understanding Pain
Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.
When are you assessed?
Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment across all parts (1,2 and 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.