48 months
11250 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Veterinary Physiotherapy programme of Harper Adams University is accredited by the Animal Health Professions’ Register and recognised by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists for membership.


The Veterinary Physiotherapy programme of Harper Adams University 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.


Veterinary physiotherapists work alongside veterinary surgeons and nurses within vet practices and hospitals in the treatment of animals. A number of physiotherapists work closely with the equine sports industry within racing or other sporting disciplines. Others work independently, setting up their own businesses working with horse and dog owners.

Programme Structure

Course include:
  • Skills for the Veterinary Physiotherapy Professional
  • Veterinary Physiotherapy
  • Physiology
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Animal Health
  • Companion Animal Management

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Offers tend to be in the region of 29 points with Biology at 6 or above
  • All applicants who receive an offer must have at least 4 weeks recent hands-on experience working with horses and dogs (two weeks with each), completed by July
  • Applicants with other qualifications will be considered individually, but those with vocational level 3 qualifications (including Access and BTEC courses) will be required to have 5 GCSEs at grade A or above including Maths, English and Science
  • Applicants can expect to receive offers including specific grades in specific subjects (for example, a B or C at A level, or an M or D for BTEC modules)
  • Key Skills (and other level 2 variants) and First Certificates/Diplomas are not accepted in place of GCSE passes
  • Overseas applicants should check the English Language Requirements
  • Interviews will take place either on campus or virtually taking into account any COVID-19 restrictions or government advice in place at the time

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11250 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Newport

741 - 1405 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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