Accredited Educational Provider

Below is the list of training courses in musculoskeletal techniques with animals which have been assessed as meeting the RAMP standards for Accredited Educational Providers (AEP) as laid out in the Foundation Document.

These are establishments whose courses fully and wholly fulfil RAMP’s educational criteria, allowing graduates to apply for the RAMP register by providing only their Certificate and evidence of their final grade for their educational component, along with the other non-educational requirements (eg insurance, etc).

Another page shows Recognised Educational Providers (REP): details here.

NOTE: Some education providers have several courses at different standards.

Institution Course Profession
Writtle University College Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in Veterinary Physiotherapy Physiotherapy
The Open College of Equine Studies Level 6 Diploma in Equine Physiotherapy Physiotherapy
Animal Courses Direct Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Physiotherapy
Learn Direct Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Physiotherapy
Stonebridge Associated Colleges Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Physiotherapy
Options for Animals Master Practitioner Animal Chiropractic (MPAC) Chiropractic
McTimoney College of Chiropractic MSc Animal Manipulation (Chiropractic) Chiropractic
McTimoney College MSc Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy). Osteopathy
Hartpury University, Gloucester MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy Physiotherapy
University of Liverpool Pg Dip/MSc Veterinary Physiotherpy Physiotherapy
Hartpury University, Gloucester PgDip Veterinary Physiotherapy Physiotherapy
Options for Animals Professional Diploma Animal Chiropractic (PDAC) Chiropractic

Integrated Masters (MVetPhys) in Veterinary Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: Writtle University College

Date Assessed: 31/08/2018

Website: www.writtle.ac.uk/MVetPhys-Veterinary-Physiotherapy

Course Description:
Writtle University College is one of the oldest providers of specialist education in the UK. The Integrated Masters programme 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. This final year ensures the development of clinical reasoning skills to ensure most effective practice, combined with exceptional professional standards.

Course Outline:
Study involves both large and companion animals with a major focus being on horses and dogs. The programme includes anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, physiotherapeutic techniques, sports medicine, rehabilitation and performance, remedial exercise and veterinary physiotherapy clinical practice. Students benefit from extensive on-campus facilities that include an Equine Water Treadmill and a Canine Therapy Centre.

Academic staff include experienced Veterinary Physiotherapy practitioners and veterinary surgeons. Our therapists have experience in a range of modalities including electrotherapy, massage, myofascial release, acupressure and mobilisation

* (REP courses - see details here)

Level 6 Diploma in Equine Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: The Open College of Equine Studies

Date Assessed: 24/11/2020

Website: www.equinestudies.co.uk

Course Description:
Established in 1988, The Open College of Equine Studies (TOCES) is a leading provider of equine science and healthcare programmes via blended learning (Tutor supported e-learning and practical training). Students of all ages study from all over the world.

Course Outline:
The legal framework applicable to veterinary paraprofessionals
Static and dynamic structure of the horse
Movement, soundness and performance
Manual therapies and therapeutic machines
Rehabilitation strategies to restore and maintain mobility, function and performance in the horse

Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: Animal Courses Direct

Date Assessed: 19/07/2021

Website: animalcoursesdirect.co.uk/courses/level-6-diploma-in-veterinary-physiotherapy-with-hydrotherapy

Course Description:.
The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an Ofqual regulated qualification (Ofqual Code: 603/7725/2) that is designed to train learners to treat a range of small animal patients both in water and on land.

Learners who complete the Level 6 Diploma will be accepted as Small Animal Veterinary Physiotherapists on the RAMP Register.

Course Outline:
Learners will explore topics such as advanced neuro physiotherapy, pain management, advanced hydrotherapy, pathology, physiology, physiotherapy techniques, professional skills, exercise prescription and rehabilitation.

This qualification has been designed to include a blend of in-depth theoretical training and practical hands-on training and features 800 clinical practice hours with a Veterinary Physiotherapist, as well as an additional 200 hours of practical training and assessments.

Learners must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London) to enrol on this qualification. 

Contact us:
Tel: 01202 006 040.

Email: studentsuccess@animalcoursesdirect.co.uk

Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: Learn Direct

Date Assessed: 19/07/2021

Website: https://www.learndirect.com/course/veterinary-physiotherapy-level-6-diploma-rqf-part-1

Course Description:.
The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an Ofqual regulated qualification (Ofqual Code: 603/7725/2) that is designed to train learners to treat a range of small animal patients both in water and on land.

Learners who complete the Level 6 Diploma will be accepted as Small Animal Veterinary Physiotherapists on the RAMP Register.

Course Outline:
Learners will explore topics such as advanced neuro physiotherapy, pain management, advanced hydrotherapy, pathology, physiology, physiotherapy techniques, professional skills, exercise prescription and rehabilitation.

This qualification has been designed to include a blend of in-depth theoretical training and practical hands-on training and features 800 clinical practice hours with a Veterinary Physiotherapist, as well as an additional 200 hours of practical training and assessments.

Learners must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London) to enrol on this qualification. 

Contact us:
Tel: 01202 006 040. Email: CustomerServices@learndirect.com  

Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: Stonebridge Associated Colleges

Date Assessed: 19/07/2021

Website: https://www.stonebridge.uk.com/course/veterinary-physiotherapy-level-6-diploma-rqf-part-1

Course Description:.
The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an Ofqual regulated qualification (Ofqual Code: 603/7725/2) that is designed to train learners to treat a range of small animal patients both in water and on land.

Learners who complete the Level 6 Diploma will be accepted as Small Animal Veterinary Physiotherapists on the RAMP Register.

Course Outline:
Learners will explore topics such as advanced neuro physiotherapy, pain management, advanced hydrotherapy, pathology, physiology, physiotherapy techniques, professional skills, exercise prescription and rehabilitation.

This qualification has been designed to include a blend of in-depth theoretical training and practical hands-on training and features 800 clinical practice hours with a Veterinary Physiotherapist, as well as an additional 200 hours of practical training and assessments.

Learners must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London) to enrol on this qualification. 

Contact us:
Tel: 01202 006 040. Email: customer.services@stonebridge.uk.com  

Master Practitioner Animal Chiropractic (MPAC)

Chiropractic

Provider: Options for Animals

Date Assessed: 13/07/2017

Website: www.optionsforanimals.co.uk

2.Master Practitioner Animal Chiropractic (MPAC) PDAC (as above) plus a case study/dissertation. Equivalent learning to to 180 M-Level Credits Fellowship Level Royal College of Chiropractors


MSc Animal Manipulation (Chiropractic)

Chiropractic

Provider: McTimoney College of Chiropractic

Date Assessed: 11/10/2019

Website: www.mctimoney-college.ac.uk

Course Description:

The MSc Animal Manipulation (Chiropractic) programme is the only Masters level programme in Europe teaching chiropractic for animals. Designed for chiropractors, or for those with a BSc degree in Equine Science who will need to complete the Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy before entry, it provides the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to meet the exacting standards of the profession.

Practically and clinically focused, a range of academic subjects are studied alongside the philosophy and practice of animal care with a focus on horses and dogs. The first year of the programme is delivered largely in Abingdon through monthly weekend tutorials, and the second year is conducted at various stables and kennels where practical skills are taught under the supervision of a qualified M level practitioner.

Course Outline:

The syllabus focuses on Animal Sciences, Clinical Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Practical & Professional Skills and Research.

MSc Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy).

Osteopathy

Provider: McTimoney College

Date Assessed: 19/07/2021

Website: https://www.mctimoney-college.ac.uk/postgraduate-studies/msc-animal-manipulation-osteopathy/

Course Description:

The MSc Animal Manipulation (Osteopathy) programme is the only Masters level programme in Europe teaching osteopathy for animals. Designed for qualified Osteopaths who wish to extend their practice to animals, it provides the necessary knowledge, skills and experience to meet the exacting standards of the profession.

Practically and clinically focused, a range of academic subjects are studied alongside the philosophy and practice of animal care with a focus on horses and dogs. The first year of the programme is delivered largely at our Abingdon campus in Oxfordshire through monthly weekend tutorials, and the second year is conducted at various stables and kennels where practical skills are taught under the supervision of qualified animal osteopaths.

Course Outline:

The syllabus focuses on Animal Sciences, Clinical Assessment, Clinical Evaluation, Practical & Professional Skills and Research.

MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: Hartpury University, Gloucester

Date Assessed: 26/04/2018

Website: www.hartpury.ac.uk

Course Description:
A three-year part-time programme available to Chartered Physiotherapists who seek to specialise in animals.

Graduates from this programme will be able to upgrade from Category B membership of ACPAT to Category A and gain RAMP registration.

Course Outline:
Topics studied include Clinical Practice, Comparative and Applied Anatomy Physiology and Biomechanics, Understanding Veterinary Diagnostics and Physiotherapy Assessment, Research Methods, Applied Business Management and Veterinary Physiotherapy Rehabilitation.

Students will also be able to complete their own research and explore their own interests by undertaking a postgraduate dissertation in the third year.

Pg Dip/MSc Veterinary Physiotherpy

Physiotherapy

Provider: University of Liverpool

Date Assessed: 17/03/2021

Website: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/vets/cpd/vet-physio/

Course description

A specialist program aimed at Chartered Physiotherapists who wish to translate their knowledge and skills developed on humans into practice on animals.

The program is recognized by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) as an upgrading route for ‘Category A’ membership and RAMP.

Candidates who are Chartered Physiotherapists and registered, or eligible to register, with The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP), or equivalent, and have a minimum of one years' experience in practice post-graduation at the next start date of September, may apply for a place on the Veterinary Physiotherapy program.

Course outline

The 2-year Postgraduate Diploma covers anatomy, orthopedic conditions, neurology and assessment and treatment of the animal. Subject to performance in years one and two and approval of a research proposal, MSc students can then go on to complete a Research Project in year three.

The course is delivered continuously throughout the year over 3 modules per year as part of a fully-taught, structured e-learning program. In addition, candidates attend a total of 50 days of practical training over the two years providing you with the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed on the online platform.

PgDip Veterinary Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy

Provider: Hartpury University, Gloucester

Date Assessed: 26/04/2018

Website: www.hartpury.ac.uk

Course Description:
This two-year part-time programme is available to Chartered Physiotherapists who seek to specialise in animals.

Graduates from this programmes will be able to upgrade from Category B membership of ACPAT to Category A and gain RAMP registration.

Course Outline:
Topics studied on both programmes include Clinical Practice, Comparative and Applied Anatomy Physiology and Biomechanics, Understanding Veterinary Diagnostics and Physiotherapy Assessment, Research Methods, Applied Business Management and Veterinary Physiotherapy Rehabilitation.

Professional Diploma Animal Chiropractic (PDAC)

Chiropractic

Provider: Options for Animals

Date Assessed: 13/07/2017

Website: www.optionsforanimals.co.uk

1. Professional Diploma Animal Chiropractic (PDAC) PCAC* plus 3 advanced modules and assignments Equivalent learning to 120 M-Level Credits Membership level Royal College of Chiropractors

*(REP courses - see details here)

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