Animal Physical Therapy - CPD Certified - ONLY 10 GBP

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International Open Academy


£119 inc VAT
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30 Hours
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30 CPD points / hours
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Fancy a hands-on dream job working with animals? Our specialist animal care online course, written by vet Dr Pippa Elliott BVMS MRCVS, is the perfect starting point to pursue your career with animals. With 58.4 million pets in the UK, there’s never been a better time for a fun and rewarding animal care career.

You’ll find endless career opportunities when you understand proper animal care and welfare. Be able to care for animals who are injured or elderly so they get the care they deserve. Start preparing for your animal career by signing up for our course now.


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Discover animal science, physiotherapy techniques and massage tips in our Animal Physical Therapy animal care course online.

You’ll feel more confident around animals when you can recognise the signs of pain or infirmity and deal with them carefully. This knowledge concerning animal care is invaluable to anyone who works with or wishes to find their ideal job with animals. Study our Animal Physical Therapy course now.

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Physiotherapy helps animals on so many levels. Whether they're recovering from an injury, need pain relief, or require help to become more mobile, your skills in animal physical therapy will be invaluable to them.

Once you've studied our animal care course, you'll be able to:

  • know when an animal is in pain
  • carry out gentle exercises with animals who have stiff joints
  • increase the mobility of joints
  • massage pets to build muscle strength and help them relax
  • use other therapies, such as heat therapy, to ease joints
  • understand animal science and pet anatomy
  • use aids and nutritional supplements to help animals

Armed with this knowledge and ability to properly care for animals, you’ll find the right career for you. The UK’s pet-loving nation spends an average of £240 a month on their dog and £100 on a cat. That means there are plenty of potential clients out there for you.

Studying this animal care course online puts you in the driving seat. You decide when to study and from where. You also get to keep hold of your animal care course forever, which means you can refer back to it at any time during your career.

Start on your path to a successful career with animals by studying our Animal Physical Therapy course now.

How is the Animal Physical Therapy course assessed?

By studying this specialist animal care course online with IOA, you do not pay an extra fee for sitting an exam or have to wait for a set date to sit an exam. There is a short exam at the end of each module for you to take, You’ll know your score immediately.

Will I get a certificate?

Yes, you must complete the course and successfully pass each course module with a score of 55% or more to be eligible for the certificate. You can also get the ICOES certificate for a small fee to cover printing and posting.

Animal Physical Therapy Course Syllabus

Module 1: Introduction

  • Benefits of physiotherapy
  • Aims of this animal care course
  • Disclaimers and contra-indications to home physiotherapy
  • What you’ll learn
  • Case studies

Module 2: Physiotherapy

  • Tissue response to injury
  • Reasons to use physiotherapy
  • Types of therapy
  • Therapy which can be done at home

Module 3: Animal Science And Anatomy For Physiotherapy

  • Why learn anatomy for physiotherapy?
  • Instructional words
  • The names of things
  • Fore limp
  • Hind limp
  • Head and neck
  • Back

Module 4: Physio And Your Pet – Assessment

  • Principles of Physiology
  • Arthritis
  • Conditioning after surgical rest
  • Elbow problems
  • General stiffness
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Knee problems
  • Neck and back problems
  • Sore muscles
  • Older pets

Module 5: Physio And Your Pet – Action

  • Massage
  • Joint Movements
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Heat Therapy

Module 6: The Bigger Picture

  • Assistive devices
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Pain relief
  • Partnership with veterinary professional

Who is this course for?

  • Anyone wishing to start a fulfilling career in animal care and wants to make a great impression at their interview
  • Everyone who is looking for a job with animals and wants to know how to care for them properly
  • Existing animal care workers, such as dog walkers, pet sitters, kennel workers and groomers who want to handle their four-legged clients correctly
  • Anyone interested in going on to study further to pursue a career as a pet physiotherapist, pet physical therapist or pet masseur
  • Everyone who handles or owns pets should know how to properly care for them as they get older or if they are injured
  • Every animal lover with a desire to understand animal science, anatomy and treatments to care for pets


International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Career path

Candidates with an interest in working with animals

Anyone interested in a career in veterinary medicine or animal care

Those interested in owning animals, volunteering at animal shelters, or fostering animals.

Existing animal care workers in pursuit of promotion

Those seeking to improve the lives of senior pets

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Wendy asked:

how do i start it. ive paid but do not have a link to begin.


Thank you for purchasing our Animal Physical Therapy course. As soon as we receive the confirmation of the purchase from REED we will email you all the relevant information for you to get started towards your Animal Care job or career.

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Beth asked:

Hello, I was wondering what qualification you receive when the course is completed / what is said on the certificate that you receive? Thank you.


Our Animal Physical Therapy course is accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards, ICOES and also by CPD ( CPD UK). Our certificate will profoundly improve your CV and therefore increase chances of getting employment in the Animal Care industry.

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Connie asked:

do i have to pay for the assessment or does that come with the purchase of this course


All you need to complete your course is included with he offer. After each module of your Animal Physical Therapy course, there is a short exam which includes multiple choice questions. The final grade of your course will be the average of the six modules.

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Utkarsh Gare asked:

Is this certification course? Or certificate available after completion of the course?


Yes, once you complete your Animal Physical Therapy course, you will receive a certificate of completion issued by IOA.

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ash asked:

what grades do you need to do this job. x


To complete our Animal Physical Therapy course and start your career in the Animal Care business you need a grade above 55%. Once you pass the course, a certificate of completion is issued.

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UTKARSH asked:

Hi, i am from India and wants enroll in animal physical therapy course. at the time of payment option how can i convert the 19pounds in Indian INR.


You would need to check with REED about the payment options offered.

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Do you have a specific time to complete all the modules or is the course open ended?


Our Animal Physical Therapy course is self-paced and offers unlimited access to the course content.

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