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PgD / MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

Harper Adams University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Harper Adams University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Please note: The course is being revalidated during this period with the view to offering it part-time delivery over week long blocks from September 2021 rather than at weekends as it is currently delivered. Further details will become available on the website in early 2021.

The course

We have a long history of successfully delivering animal science-related courses in conjunction with animal healthcare organisations, for individuals and their employers. This programme is another example of collaboration, this time with the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). Delivery is provided by colleagues from Harper Adams, technical specialists who are members of NAVP and also specialist external academics.

The programme fulfils the need to support veterinary surgeons who treat both companion and large animals. The veterinary physiotherapist (VP) can provide this support during an animal’s recovery from injury or surgery as well as in preparation of the athletic animal. Considering the number of animals owned and cared for in the UK and a general wish for high standards of animal health and welfare, there is now a growing need for well-educated and highly qualified, accredited VPs to provide this sort of service.

This programme is delivered on a part-time basis and studied over three academic years, with students completing the taught modules of the PgD within the first two years and completing the Masters Research Project within an individually negotiated timescale over one to two years.

Students can also exit with PGDip award.

How will it benefit me?

Veterinary physiotherapy is now well established as a mainstream complimentary treatment and offers the opportunity to become part of a growing professional community. Successful completion of this programme will provide individuals with more extensive opportunities for graduate employment as a VP in the animal health sector by developing the specific scientific, technical and business skills required. On successful completion, students will gain a recognised Higher Education postgraduate qualification as a veterinary physiotherapist as well as being able to apply for registration with the Animal Health Professions’ Register and membership of NAVP.

Careers

There are many career opportunities available to the qualified VP such as direct or self-employment within a veterinary practice, teaching and research positions in academic institutions and also within the growing sector of sports performance development. Currently, this is a growing young profession and there are many opportunities to develop a future career in the field of animal health.

Award

Final award: MSc
Intermediate awards: PgC Animal Musculoskeletal Function and Dysfunction, PgD Veterinary Physiotherapy

Application deadline

09 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Harper Adams University

  • University League Table

    33rd

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, England

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