Veterinary Physiotherapy at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This course is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist whilst studying a degree qualification. Recognised by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), studies will combine academic study and occupational competence. Graduates will be eligible to apply for full membership of NAVP, which works for the promotion of professional standards, provides insurance, CPD opportunities and recognition within the industry. Students study the equivalent of eighteen 20 credit modules over the three year duration of the full time course. The course is accredited by the AHPR (Animal Health Practitioners Register) and students will be able to gain direct entry to the register following successful completion of the course. This course is delivered by Warwickshire College and validated in partnership with Coventry University, and is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). Please note: The agreed maximum rider weight to meet welfare guidelines for the current stock of horses at Moreton Morrell College is 13st 7lbs - this is for a rider dressed in riding attire (boots and riding hat). According to welfare guidelines, WCG are unable to provide horses for riders above this maximum weight at this time. Please consider this and factor this into your decision making regarding your study options. For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit


Modules may include: Year 1 - Level 4 Professional Practice and Animal Law Functional Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Physiotherapy Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Dynamics of Animal Movement Animal Practice and Palpation Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET) Year 2 - Level 5 Research Design and Analysis Neurology and Orthopaedics Veterinary Therapeutic Techniques Enterprise Development Biomechanical Assessment and Exercise Prescription Applied Animal Management and Therapy Year 3 - Level 6 Dissertation (Double module) Animal Clinical Practice Clinical Placement Collaborative Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapy Advanced Physiotherapy and Diagnostics During the course, students will be expected to undertake 50 hours of placement to incorporate both canine and equine placements. For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for instance 100% coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (reports, essays, presentations or practicals) thus allowing students to develop a range of transferable skills and build entrepreneurial expertise.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements are for guidance only. We welcome students with equivalent qualifications and combinations.

Additional entry requirements


Prior to commencing the course, applicants must have completed in total, two weeks recent work experience. Full details of the work experience including dates, length of time and detailed written references on headed paper from employers will need to be submitted. It is ESSENTIAL that students have an up-to-date tetanus vaccination.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8735 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8735 Year 1
Scotland £8735 Year 1
Wales £8735 Year 1
EU £11950 Year 1
International £11950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

WCUC tuition fees are listed per academic year and will remain for the duration of your course. The following course-related costs are not included in the fees: Essential: Appropriate clothing and footwear for working with horses including a riding hat at the correct standard and gloves (for further details please refer to the HE Equine Dress Code) Essential: Transport to access extra mural activities ie work placements (variable costs) Optional: International Trip (upto £3,000) Optional: Student membership with NAVP (£30 per year) Printing Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage ( Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage ( Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (

Provider information

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Warwickshire College and University Centre
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

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Veterinary Physiotherapy at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS