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Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy (RQF)

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OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%
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Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy (RQF)

Key Points

  • 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. 
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. 

Find Out More About This Course!

Eloise, our Placement Coordinator, explores this degree-level qualification in detail and lets you know exactly why it’s such a great option for animal hydrotherapists looking to upskill in physiotherapy!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

PART ONE:

Unit 1: Application of Advanced Hydrotherapy and Treadmill Techniques

Unit 2: Hydrotherapy Business Management and Branding

Unit 3: Comprehensive Canine Nutrition

Unit 4: Common Medical Conditions that Benefit from Hydrotherapy

Unit 5: Feline Behaviour and Welfare in Hydrotherapy

Unit 6: Musculoskeletal System Anatomy and Terminology

Unit 7: Comprehensive Canine Laser Therapy

Unit 8: Canine Musculoskeletal System and Physiotherapy Practice

Unit 9: Fundamentals of Land-Based Manual Therapy

Unit 10: Effective Maintenance and Water Management in Hydrotherapy Facilities

Unit 11: Practical Skills and Programme Design in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Unit 12: Management and Duty of Care in Hydrotherapy Centres

Unit 13: Comprehensive Small Animal Massage

Unit 14: Canine Body Language and Stress Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

PART TWO:

Unit 15: Gait Analysis and Clinical Reasoning

Unit 16: Palpation, Massage, Stretching, and Joint Mobilisation Techniques

Unit 17: Canine Nutrition and Health Optimisation

Unit 18: Canine Sports and Conditioning

Unit 19: Clinical Reasoning and Safe Application of Electrophysical Agents

Unit 20: Business Development and Resilience

Unit 21: Customer Service Excellence in Physiotherapy

Unit 22: Canine Athlete Assessment and Treatment Planning

Unit 23: Effects of Injury and Physiotherapy Intervention to Aid Tissue Repair

Unit 24: Lifelong Learning and Professional Growth in Animal Rehabilitation

Unit 25: Biomechanical Principles in Rehabilitation and Conditioning

Unit 26: Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Veterinary Care and Sport Medicine

Unit 27: Strength and Conditioning in Animal Rehabilitation

Unit 28: Physical Principles and Patient Benefits of Electrical Therapies in Rehabilitation

Unit 29: Musculoskeletal and Systemic Responses to Strength Training and Conditioning

Unit 30: The Aging Process and Geriatric Patient Care

Unit 31: Practical Application of Research Methodology

Unit 32: Assessing and Monitoring Welfare in Small Animals

Unit 33: Tissue Changes and Rehabilitation Effects

PART THREE:

Unit 34: Cellular Anatomy, Injury, and Responses

Unit 35: Understanding and Managing Patient Behaviour in Physiotherapy Sessions

Unit 36: Neurological Assessment and Management in Small Animal Physiotherapy

Unit 37: Clinical Practice in Veterinary Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

Unit 38: Clinical Reasoning in Rehabilitation

Unit 39: Treatment Plans for the Rehabilitation of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries

Unit 40: Cellular Anatomy, Injury, and Responses

Unit 41: Individualised Exercise Prescription in Rehabilitation

Unit 42: Physiotherapy Techniques and Equipment

Unit 43: Principles of Rehabilitation in Canine and Feline Patients

Unit 44: Professional Practice in Veterinary Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

Unit 45: Ethics and Legislation in Professional Physiotherapy Practice

Unit 46: Research Project

Unit 47: Competent and Compassionate Animal Care in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Unit 48: Developmental Considerations for the Juvenile Patient

Unit 49: Legislation and Ethics in Small Animal Care

Unit 50: Advanced Case Study

Unit 51: Pain Management in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Entry Requirements

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), 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

18

Average completion timeframe

You have 3 years to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

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.

Additional requirements

There are no additional requirements.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

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.

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.

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit).

Students must complete all three parts (part 1, 2 & 3) and 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training to receive their certificate and qualification.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy.

  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 23rd April

Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy (RQF)

Key Points

  • 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. 
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. 

Find Out More About This Course!

Eloise, our Placement Coordinator, explores this degree-level qualification in detail and lets you know exactly why it’s such a great option for animal hydrotherapists looking to upskill in physiotherapy!

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses and qualifications give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act. With no classes to attend or a timetable to stick to, you’re in control of the pace and place of your learning.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your qualification. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

PART ONE:

Unit 1: Application of Advanced Hydrotherapy and Treadmill Techniques

Unit 2: Hydrotherapy Business Management and Branding

Unit 3: Comprehensive Canine Nutrition

Unit 4: Common Medical Conditions that Benefit from Hydrotherapy

Unit 5: Feline Behaviour and Welfare in Hydrotherapy

Unit 6: Musculoskeletal System Anatomy and Terminology

Unit 7: Comprehensive Canine Laser Therapy

Unit 8: Canine Musculoskeletal System and Physiotherapy Practice

Unit 9: Fundamentals of Land-Based Manual Therapy

Unit 10: Effective Maintenance and Water Management in Hydrotherapy Facilities

Unit 11: Practical Skills and Programme Design in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Unit 12: Management and Duty of Care in Hydrotherapy Centres

Unit 13: Comprehensive Small Animal Massage

Unit 14: Canine Body Language and Stress Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy

PART TWO:

Unit 15: Gait Analysis and Clinical Reasoning

Unit 16: Palpation, Massage, Stretching, and Joint Mobilisation Techniques

Unit 17: Canine Nutrition and Health Optimisation

Unit 18: Canine Sports and Conditioning

Unit 19: Clinical Reasoning and Safe Application of Electrophysical Agents

Unit 20: Business Development and Resilience

Unit 21: Customer Service Excellence in Physiotherapy

Unit 22: Canine Athlete Assessment and Treatment Planning

Unit 23: Effects of Injury and Physiotherapy Intervention to Aid Tissue Repair

Unit 24: Lifelong Learning and Professional Growth in Animal Rehabilitation

Unit 25: Biomechanical Principles in Rehabilitation and Conditioning

Unit 26: Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Veterinary Care and Sport Medicine

Unit 27: Strength and Conditioning in Animal Rehabilitation

Unit 28: Physical Principles and Patient Benefits of Electrical Therapies in Rehabilitation

Unit 29: Musculoskeletal and Systemic Responses to Strength Training and Conditioning

Unit 30: The Aging Process and Geriatric Patient Care

Unit 31: Practical Application of Research Methodology

Unit 32: Assessing and Monitoring Welfare in Small Animals

Unit 33: Tissue Changes and Rehabilitation Effects

PART THREE:

Unit 34: Cellular Anatomy, Injury, and Responses

Unit 35: Understanding and Managing Patient Behaviour in Physiotherapy Sessions

Unit 36: Neurological Assessment and Management in Small Animal Physiotherapy

Unit 37: Clinical Practice in Veterinary Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

Unit 38: Clinical Reasoning in Rehabilitation

Unit 39: Treatment Plans for the Rehabilitation of Common Musculoskeletal Injuries

Unit 40: Cellular Anatomy, Injury, and Responses

Unit 41: Individualised Exercise Prescription in Rehabilitation

Unit 42: Physiotherapy Techniques and Equipment

Unit 43: Principles of Rehabilitation in Canine and Feline Patients

Unit 44: Professional Practice in Veterinary Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy

Unit 45: Ethics and Legislation in Professional Physiotherapy Practice

Unit 46: Research Project

Unit 47: Competent and Compassionate Animal Care in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Unit 48: Developmental Considerations for the Juvenile Patient

Unit 49: Legislation and Ethics in Small Animal Care

Unit 50: Advanced Case Study

Unit 51: Pain Management in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Entry Requirements

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), 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

18

Average completion timeframe

You have 3 years to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

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.

Additional requirements

There are no additional requirements.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

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.

Excellent Marking

Assessment

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.

Qualifications

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit).

Students must complete all three parts (part 1, 2 & 3) and 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training to receive their certificate and qualification.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Online &
Practical Learning
66 units
978 guided
learning hours

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