UNDERGRADUATE

BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

Equine-Librium College’s BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy degree is structured to qualify ethical, professional, hands-on Veterinary Physiotherapists who can deliver a world class service to their clients and work efficiently within the Veterinary Health Team.


This is achieved by ensuring a thorough and comprehensive programme, focusing on integrating theoretical knowledge into practical skills. The programme offers a high load of practical hands-on and work integrated learning experience to prepare the student for the working world. The College is the first institution in the world to offer a full-time professional degree directly into the field of Veterinary Physiotherapy.


The South African Veterinary Council promulgated the para-veterinary profession of Veterinary Physiotherapy in 2017. This means that it’s a regulated profession, with a set Scope of Practise, Day One Skills and minimum standards of training. All persons wanting to offer services in this field, in South Africa, must register with SAVC. Our degree is also accepted by SAVC for automatic registration, upon successful completion.

1st YEAR

CODE

CREDIT

NQF

Canine & Equine Conformation I
CEC125E
6
5
General Sciences
GEN105E
12
5
Applied Clinical Therapy I
ACT105E
18
5
Therapy Science
TPS105E
24
5
Veterninary Physiology I
VPS105E
24
5
Veterninary Anatomy I
VAN105E
36
5
TOTAL
132

2nd YEAR

CODE

CREDIT

NQF

Introduction to Veterninary Nutrition II
IVN216E
6
6
Introduction to Veterninary Dentristry II
VDT226E
6
6
Therapy Science II
TPS206E
24
6
Veterinary Pathophysiology, Pathology and Surgery II
VPR206E
42
6
Applied & Clinical Therapy II
ACT206E
42
6
TOTAL
120

3rd YEAR

CODE

CREDIT

NQF

Veterninary Pharmacology III
VPG327E
6
7
Veterinary Exercise Physiology III
VEP327E
6
7
Farriery III
FAR317E
6
7
Veterinary Imaging III
VIG317E
6
7
Research I
RES107E
12
7
Applied & Clinical Therapy III
ACT307E
48
7
TOTAL
120

4th YEAR

CODE

CREDIT

NQF

Research II
RES208E
24
8
Equine Sport Science IV *
ESS408E
12
8
Large Animal Surgery IV *
LAS408E
12
8
Canine Science IV *
CSS40E
12
8
Small Animal Surgery IV *
SAS408E
12
8
Applied & Clinical Therapy
ACT408E
72
8
TOTAL
120
* Students must choose only two of these electives

Admission requirements:

The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) with Mathematics, and Physical Sciences (Physics & Chemistry) with Life Sciences as optional but preferable and levels of achievement (a minimum of 50% for these subjects is required).

Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a medical, veterinary, animal related, allied health professional or health sciences cognate field would suffice.

  • First application closing date 30 June of the preceding year
  • Second application closing date 30 October of the preceding year
  • Only 16 students are accepted in the first year. The first 10 student allocations are made in July.

BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
GENERAL COURSE INFO

BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
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