Veterinary Physiotherapy at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS

Course summary

Our Veterinary Physiotherapy course is the first Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in the UK accredited by Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) Our BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy, Canine Therapy, Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation and MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy courses are accredited by the Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR) Why you should study Veterinary Physiotherapy at WUC…

  • Our courses are accredited by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP).
  • You will be able to apply for registration after successfully gaining the MVetPhys, so you can become a fully registered Veterinary Physiotherapist.
  • You will have the opportunity to study a range of subjects – from hands on therapies, electrotherapies to biomechanics to sports medicine – relating primarily to horses and dogs.
  • You will get access to our on campus facilities include an Equine Water Treadmill and a Canine Therapy Centre.
  • You will be taught by highly qualified academic staff, including experienced Veterinary Physiotherapy practitioners.
  • Our Veterinary Physiotherapy course enables you to gain a qualification that will enhance your professional opportunities and help you gain all the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career in the para-professional industry
  • You will be taught professional skills by in-house therapists (both NAVP and McTimoney specialists) plus industry-based Veterinary Physiotherapists.
  • Our therapists have extensive professional experience in a range of modalities including electrotherapy, massage, myofascial release, acupressure and mobilisation techniques among others.
  • You will benefit from our established reputation within the industry.
The Integrated Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (MVetPhys) is an innovative four year programme of study, which allows students to progress through a high quality course at undergraduate level directly into a fourth year at masters level, finishing with an MVetPhys Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the first Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in the UK accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP). The four year programme (480 credits), which students are eligible to apply for funding for the full four years of study through Student Finance, gives students a fabulous opportunity to excel in both an academic and professional setting alongside professionally qualified clinicians. The Integrated Masters programme will also allow students to apply for membership of RAMP, Animal Health Professions Register (AHPR) and National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP). Throughout the programme professional skills will be taught by a number of our qualified staff. Our veterinary surgeons will be involved in the delivery of clinical information including anatomy and physiology, and biomechanics. Our qualified Veterinary Physiotherapists, who have had extensive equine hydrotherapy experience and canine rehabilitation, will be lecturing in rehabilitation, remedial exercise programmes and electrotherapy. Our staff who are involved in delivery of both academic and therapeutic intervention skills, have extensive experience with both equine and canine clients.


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Assessment method

You will be assessed using a variety of methods throughout the course, including written reports, oral assessments, presentations, closed/open book exams, practical assessments, debates, seminars and many more. Clinical elements will be assessed via observed structured clinical exams and a practical competency log. Practical and clinical components must be passed. You will have three attempts. However, retake fees will apply.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Practical experience Your practical experience will be demonstrated by a • A portfolio of evidence • A video You will be able to demonstrate in the portfolio that you will bring and that we can keep good physical fitness, and animal handling skills experience (canine- equine- farm animal/other species) corresponding to at least: • 150 hours for equine • 100 hours for canine under the supervision of various providers. We would like to see evidence of your placements. Letters from the providers stating the date and length of the placements, the animal handling activities undertook and the skills developed. All placements must have been completed before the beginning of the course and evidence sent before early August prior to confirmation of academic results. Placements must be less than three years old to be taken into consideration. Owning a dog or a horse does not constitute evidence of practical handling. Evidence of other activity related to practical handling (competition, pony club, BHS qualifications) should also be copied and added to the portfolio as evidence.We also expect that you provide a non-edited 5mn video of you putting a bridle on horse. Please provide the video on your phone. Commentaries are not necessary but we need to be able to clearly identify you.

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Additional entry requirements


The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills. Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements. Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200 Email: [email protected]

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13080 Year 1
International £13080 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 .

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Veterinary Physiotherapy at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS