Veterinary Physiotherapy (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS

Course summary

This undergraduate programme is accredited by the Animal Health Professions’ Register and recognised by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists for membership . It is also accredited by the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP). The course will provide the knowledge and skills for you to become a veterinary services professional and work closely with veterinary surgeons. Physiotherapy following veterinary referral can help animals recover from a variety of conditions such as back pain, sprains, strains, fractures and sporting injuries. It can also be used following orthopaedic, neurological or general surgery, as well as improve biomechanics and athletic ability. As such its use within the veterinary field is increasing. Animals can undergo a wide range of treatments including manual techniques, electrotherapies and exercise therapy. 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.


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Assessment method

Each module you study is assessed through a combination of written or oral individual assignments, group projects, and summative written examinations as is the normal for most university courses. This course, as with other clinical taught courses, also uses practical competency tests (OSPEs/OSCEs) to assess your ability to carry out practical tasks that are relevant to the veterinary physiotherapist. The requirements for entry to NAVP membership include successful completion of the course and of the Skills Enhancement Log (SELs) which are a record of competency of practical skills focused on Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Professional bodies

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

  • National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Republic of Ireland

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

General Studies and Critical Thinking are encouraged but not included in grades required For full entry requirements, including details of all other qualifications accepted, please see our website The University is committed to bringing fresh talent to the industries we serve and has developed a range of initiatives to give everyone the best chance to access our undergraduate programmes. Known as 'Access to Harper' our contextualised offer scheme recognises difficulties that some applicants may face and provides those applicants with an offer lower than our standard requirements. Further details can be found at

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Additional entry requirements


Please note our work experience requirements apply equally to all applicants and exceptions cannot be made. Work experience must be completed within the same application cycle and if an applicant chooses to defer their entry, a "gap year" cannot be used to gain the required experience to meet the conditions of any offer. A minimum of 4 weeks hands-on work experience with dogs and horses (two weeks with each), carried out since September 2021 and supported by references, is required. Applicants who are made an offer must provide evidence of their experience by 3rd July of the application cycle. Work experience can be gained across several locations if necessary, and doesn’t have to be completed as a continuous block. Although useful, you are not required to see practice with a Veterinary Physiotherapist.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £13250 Year 1
International £13250 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

This 4 year course consists of 3 years on campus at a cost of £9250 per year with a placement in year 3 which costs £1850 (Fees for International students are £13,250 per year with a placement in year 3 which costs £3,500)
Veterinary Physiotherapy (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS