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Galen Canine Myotherapy Veterinary Professional Diploma - Online

Galen Canine Myotherapy Veterinary Professional Diploma - Online

Our Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma Level 3 course is now available 100% online. This means that all your training and practical sessions are delivered and taught via our online communication platform.


Your online learning qualification will be to the same level and standard, along with the same ethical content as our attended courses and as such, are designed to give you all the skills to launch a new and exciting career as a Galen Canine Myotherapist. 


The type of online learning we are offering facilitates many different learning styles, allowing the learner time to practise in-between tutorials in order to consolidate their knowledge and practical application.  


This style of learning is also ideal for anyone who perhaps has travel constraints or who cannot commit to being away for a period of time. The Diploma Modules are delivered to small cohorts of students by our experienced and knowledgeable tutors which ensures individual attention and provides the best learning experience.


You will learn how to apply targeted canine massage and functional biomechanical exercises as well as formulating management and rehabilitative programmes for dogs suffering from chronic musculoskeletal and myofascial* conditions.

On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for our LASER Premier Quality Award. Learn more about what Premier Quality Award means here>


The self-paced training modules will teach you the intricacies of how the canine body works, how to assess posture, behaviour and functional movement patterns and importantly it will give you the diverse skills needed to apply effective massage techniques and rehabilitative treatment programs to support a dog’s myofascial and muscular-skeletal health. You will also learn how to apply our revolutionary Positive P.A.C.T.® treatment protocol. 


Throughout your learning journey you will receive the backing and support of the most established clinical canine massage, biomechanics and rehabilitation training school in the UK. All our tutors are practising Galen Myotherapists as well as having formal teaching qualifications and are committed to supporting you during your studies with us.


We understand the challenges of remote learning that's why we have developed a fun and interactive learning environment, you will always be supported with regular tutor contact throughout your whole learning experience as well as being connected with other students on the course.


Throughout the Diploma course there are regular live, online tutorials and discussions covering a range of subjects including anatomy, fascia and the impact the environment can have on a dog's physicality.

There are also opportunities to have face to face discussions with your tutors during the whole of your training journey.


To complete this online course, it is imperative that you have the following:

  • A stable internet connection
  • Access to dogs, they can be your own or dogs known to you (subject to veterinary approval). 
  • A camera video yourself via your computer/device or a camera attached to your computer/device
  • A quiet room where you can create a conducive learning environment


Our 100% online Galen Myotherapy Diploma means you can qualify as a Galen Myotherapist wherever you are in the world!


On graduating as a Galen Myotherapist you will have the opportunity to join our global team of Galen Myotherapists who are supporting dogs all over the world. Our Galen Myotherapy Post Graduate Scheme is designed to help you build your business with ready to go marketing content and promotional tools. You will also have access to a wealth of professional development opportunities, CPD courses and the continued support from the Galen Myotherapy team.


Please talk to us for more information.


The Galen Myotherapy Diploma course has been successfully running for nearly 20 years, and was the first externally accredited course specialising in Canine Myotherapy / Canine massage and rehabilitation.



    Level 3 Non-accredited Diploma or a  Premier Award


    Learn more about what Premier Quality Award means on the accreditation page here>

    Award Type Diploma
    Study method Online theory and online practical application, with live tutorials, group sessions and one to one learning.
    Start Date Any time
    Enrolment criteria  

    Age 18+ 


    Degree-level qualified veterinary nurse, or a vet in training. This course is also suitable for human or canine physiotherapists.


    Evidence of your qualification must be provided within 3 workings day from your initial payment. 

    • 3 theory units

    • Tutor led practical units via video

    • Video tutorial calls 

    • 3 case studies


    £2800 Excluding VAT

    £3360 Including VAT


    Payment options are available so please talk to us about the different options or to discuss a bespoke payment plan which is right for you.


    *The investment in the online course is the same as the attended course due to the additional one-to-one tutor time required with this style of learning and teaching.


    Example payment plan

    Pay £100 per month for the first 3 months* then £146.88 per month for 20 months (17.5% APR). Prices shown are exclusive of VAT.


    *Split payment option for the first 3 months is available at checkout when paying by Klarna or PayPal.



    Important Information

    This is a non-accredited course.


    Galen Myotherapy has been awarded the Premier Quality Mark by LASER Learning Awards which guarantees the exceptional standard of course. It reflects that the course has been thoroughly planned, based on learners needs and is subject to rigorous Internal Quality Assurance (IQA). 

    This means that the learner can apply for a LASER Premier Quality Mark certificate stating they have attended and achieved the course to the standards required of an accredited course. The certification is an award of the course quality, but does not offer the individual student an accreditation. There is an additional cost of £170 to add the Premier Award to your qualification and receive the LASER Premier Quality Mark certificate.

    Learn more about what accreditation means here>


    International Students

    International learners who are business owners or who’s employer is funding their learning are exempt from paying VAT. For our tax purposes we require evidence of the business



    Theory Unit One - The Principles of Human Massage
    History of Massage, benefits, contraindications, the techniques used and how they influence the different systems, palpation, homeostasis, an introduction into the physiological and psychological effects of massage, gain an overview of other relevant therapies, the veterinary act.


    Theory Unit Two - Canine Locomotion and the skeletal system
    Identify and name the main skeletal structures, identify the superficial bony structures, compare the canine and human form, understand and identify the anatomical regions and directional terms of the canine.


    Theory Unit Three - Canine Musculature

    The muscular system, location of superficial and deep muscles, fibre type and arrangement, cellular composition and anatomy, understanding the following terms- muscle insertions and origins, tone, fatigue. 


    Understand different types of muscular contraction; fascia, deep and superficial and its role, tendons. The role of ligaments, cartilage and synovial fluid.


    Remote and Hands-on Practical

    We’ve created a supportive guided learning experience, which provides in-depth study and practical application of Galen Myotherapy, but also allows a period of supported independent study to allow the information time to embed.


    All students undertake 4 x Pre-Practical Modules which can be booked from Unit 3 (theory unit) onwards of the Diploma. 
    These first 4 modules are delivered remotely through interactive webcasts, online seminars with discussion groups and Q&A sessions with some independent learning and full access and support from your dedicated tutor.

    You’ll learn:

    * Human and canine postural assessment
    * Functional anatomy and biomechanics
    * Assessing superficial anatomy of the canine
    * Assessing canine biomechanics in relation to loading and posture
    * Functional movement patterns and identification of compensatory issues
    * Impacts of environment on the musculoskeletal system
    * In-depth learning of the relationship between pain and behaviour
    * Theory and application of the Galen Comfort Scale©
    * Positive PACT® treatment protocol (scientifically supported)

    This unique,scientifically substantiated learning is an opportunity to gain a deep understanding of muscle dysfunction in both humans and canine.


    Practical Modules

    Module 5 onwards of your training will focus on developing your hands-on techniques, rehabilitative functional movement and exercises on a variety of dogs so you gain a plethora of hands-on experience so you can confidently apply Galen Myotherapy techniques. 
    You’ll learn:
    * Practical anatomy from a functional and applied perspective
    * Translating canine’s muscles, fascia and skeleton directly onto a dog
    * Assessment of canine physical integrity, observations and comparisons of movement
    * Massage technique application and palpation skills

    This is delivered in small student cohorts through an online communication platform where there will be tailored and detailed individual feedback. 


    This enables each student's technique and application to receive personalised coaching, whilst providing the tutor with a clear view to observe the dog’s responses in real-time, without interruptions.


    Case studies

    On completion of the practical you will complete 3 individual case studies.


    These include: 

    * Visual postural and loading assessment - using photos and videos only 
    * Galen Comfort Scale© completion

    * 3 treatments for each case study 

    * Home environment and activity guidance

    * Appropriate exercise programme in order to enhance rehabilitation or to help sustain correct kinetic movement patterning achieved through manual therapy



    Your case studies will be discussed with a Galen Veterinary Surgeon or Galen registered tutor within the Vet Viva at the end of the course.


    The Customer shall pay the course fee or deposit to the Provider to secure their place on the Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma for Verterinary Professionals Course.


    No refunds will be given after the 14 day cooling off period and customers must continue to pay the monthly instalments until all course fees are paid. 


    Students have 3 years to complete the Full Diploma Course. In exceptional circumstances learners may request a “one off” extension of up to one year.

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