Harper Adams University Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Veterinary Physiotherapy
This undergraduate programme is recognised by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists. It will provide the knowledge and skills for you to become a veterinary services professional and work closely with veterinary surgeons.
Physiotherapy following veterinary referral can help animals recover from a variety of conditions such as back pain, sprains, strains, fractures and sporting injuries. It can also be used following orthopaedic, neurological or general surgery, as well as improve biomechanics and athletic ability.
As such its use within the veterinary field is increasing. Animals can undergo a wide range of treatments including manual techniques, electrotherapies and exercise therapy.
What will I study?
|Skills for the Veterinary Physiotherapy Professional|
|Companion Animal Management|
|Introduction to Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Ethics|
|Large Animal Management|
|Principles of Animal Health|
|Fundamentals of Physiology|
|Applied Anatomy and Physiology|
|Introduction to Physiotherapy|
|Locomotion and Biomechanics|
|Evidence Based Rehabilitation|
|Anatomy for Veterinary Physiotherapy|
|Introduction to Business Management|
|Principles of Animal Behaviour and Welfare|
|Clinical Research Methods|
|Honours Research Project|
|Canine Clinical Practice|
|Equine Clinical Practice|
|Veterinary Physiotherapy Professional Practice|
|Advances in Equine Science|
|Farm Animal Health|
|Applied Companion Animal Health, Welfare and Behaviour|
Accredited by: National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists. Successful completion of the course will allow entry to the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists.
Veterinary physiotherapists work alongside veterinary surgeons and nurses within vet practices and hospitals in the treatment of animals. A number of physiotherapists work closely with the equine sports industry within racing or other sporting disciplines. Others work independently, setting up their own businesses working with horse and dog owners.