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MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

Writtle University College
Course summary
3 years
11,930 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Chelmsford
Next available date: Enquire for more information - Chelmsford

Course description

MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

Writtle University College has an excellent reputation for its existing undergraduate Equine Sports Therapy course and our Integrated Masters in Vet Physio as well as our BSc in Animal Therapy that have both academic and professional input and by popular demand we are now offering an MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy as a postgraduate pathway.

This exciting course is recognised by RAMP, Accredited by AHPR and supported by NAVP. The programme is designed to develop the skills of the student to support veterinary surgeons in the rehabilitation of a variety of species and will in particular focus on equine and canine patients. It will also focus on supporting equine and canine athletes both during competition and for recovery.

It is designed to enhance competency in existing therapists and to help students with less experience achieve their goal as capable and knowledgeable veterinary physiotherapists. The programme offers successful students the opportunity to become part of the existing para-veterinary profession of veterinary physiotherapists by developing excellent understanding and knowledge of anatomical structure in relation to function, treatment, rehabilitation of a variety of animals and of core business skills for those who plan to be self-employed.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants will hold an upper second or 1st class Honours degree in Animal Science or a related subject (Equine Science, Zoology, Bioveterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing) or a therapy degree (such as, Equine Sports Therapy, Animal Therapy or Human Sports Therapy) .

Applications

Applications will take into consideration:

  • Your academic profile
  • Your practical experience - relevant reference letters to be sent alongside your qualification for your application, from professional providers who supervised your placements.
  • Your equine handling skills - practical task videoed and sent for evaluation
  • Your answers to formal questions during the interview that will take place over the phone

Academic profile

When applying, you will be asked to produce a personal statement and name 2 referees from whom you will require recommendation letters on the pro-formatted template we will provide. Alongside your application, you must send copies of all your qualifications. Applications must be complete in order to be processed.

Practical experience evidence

We would like to see evidence of a minimum of:

  • 150 hours for equine
  • 100 hours for canine

done under the supervision of professional providers ready to vouch for your skills. Ideally the placements are done prior to the interview (letters from the providers, on headed paper, stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed, are to be sent with your application. Alternatively, proof of competition (equine or canine), BHS qualification must be sent for evaluation.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

Training Course Content

Stage One

Semester 1

  • Biomechanics and Gait Evaluation
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology of Injury and Disease
  • Academic and Professional Skills

Semester 2

  • Biomechanics and Gait Evaluation
  • Advanced Functional Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology of Injury and Disease
  • Academic and Professional Skills

Stage Two

Semester 3

  • Physiotherapeutic Techniques and Clinical Skills
  • Rehabilitation and Remedial Exercise
  • Clinical Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists

Semester 4

  • Physiotherapeutic Techniques and Clinical Skills
  • Rehabilitation and Remedial Exercise
  • Clinical Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists

Stage Three

Semester 5

  • Taught Masters Degree - Dissertation

Semester 6

  • Taught Masters Degree - Dissertation

Why choose Writtle University College

Ranked Top University-Sector Institution in England for overall student satisfaction!

*Based on NSS 2020 Based on Taught Data

Beautiful rural campus situated between London and the coast.

Rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Expenses

MSc (3 years)

  • £4,900 (Year 1)
  • £4,900 (Year 2)
  • £2,130 (Year 3)
  • Total:£11,930

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Writtle University College

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CM1 3RR Chelmsford Essex

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