Welcome to Canine and Equine
CEPT offers two courses:
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN VETERINARY PHYSIOTHERAPY leading to an MSc(Professional Practice)"
"CEPT CLINICAL EDUCATOR'S CERTIFICATE".
The CEPT AdvCertVPhys is a two-year course accredited by Middlesex University
and attracts 120 credits at level 7, leading to an MSc in Professional Practice.
Successful completion of the CEPT course enables students to practice and
provides the opportunity to progress to the final stage of
Middlesex University's MSc Professional Practice in
Veterinary Physiotherapy programme.
Or, for suitably
qualified students who have existing level 7 qualifications in addition
to completing their CEPT Advanced Certificate, an opportunity exists to
register with Middlesex University to study for the award of a Doctor of
Professional Studies (DProf) related to Veterinary Physiotherapy.
The CEPT ClinEdCert is a University Recognised Qualification in Clinical Education for
Veterinary Physiotherapists and related professions which deliver practical clinical training.
The course is accredited by Middlesex University
and attracts 20 credits at level 7.
Ideally applicants should be university qualified to level 6 in their profession,
a minimum of one year in practice and have a keen interest in teaching both in the classroom and out in practice.
The course consists of up to 200 hours of study including 4 weekends,
involving theory, practical delivery and research.
Aims of CEPT
Canine and Equine Physiotherapy Training
was set up to fulfil a need as an alternative route for
the education of veterinary physiotherapy students. CEPT
provides an educational route for individuals wishing to
qualify as veterinary physiotherapists, but who do not
already have veterinary or physiotherapy qualifications.
Since its inception in January 2009, Canine and Equine
Physiotherapy Training (CEPT) has set as its guiding
principles the quality of education, the standard of the
qualification, and the needs of the students.
We provide a sound and high quality education for
individuals wishing to become veterinary
physiotherapists (aka animal physiotherapists), and thus
be able to provide physiotherapy for animals needing
specialist attention after injury, surgery, or for
maintenance and support, including geriatric patients.
By the end of the program successful students should
A firm foundation of knowledge
and understanding of the links between underlying
scientific theories, research and professional practice.
A reflective enquiry-based
approach to their work as veterinary physiotherapists.
High standards of practical
competence (Day One competencies).
Professional values which inform
their clinical practice and relationships with clients
and other veterinary health professionals.
Education with CEPT
The CEPT Advanced Certificate in Veterinary
Physiotherapy is a two-year part-time course set at Level 7, with a third year to gain an MSc. It is
based around one weekend per month from September to
July in the first year, together with a number of
work-based learning days. In the second year, there are
four contact weekends, plus training days with qualified
Veterinary Physiotherapists based around the UK.
Students develop a research proposal for progression
with Middlesex University in the third year.
In order to apply for the
veterinary physiotherapy course, ideally you need
first degree in a relevant subject. Prior learning
experience may be taken into account for mature
applicants. A good working knowledge of animal care
and handling is also required. You do not need to be
a Veterinary Surgeon, Veterinary Nurse or human
Physiotherapist, although holders of such
qualifications are welcome to apply.
If you are unsure about
whether your qualifications are accepted, or you
want to find out more, please use the enquiry
CEPT uses the facilities at
the Nottingham School of Veterinary Medicine &
Science (Sutton Bonington campus) although
applicants should note that the course is
independent of the University of Nottingham.
Graduates from this course are eligible for full membership of the professional body IRVAP.
Please see www.irvap.org.uk .
Students on this course are encouraged to join IRVAP as student members.
Applications are taken all year for both courses. Interviews for the AdvCertVPhys
are held in May with a September entry point. Entry onto the CertClinEd does not involve an interview.