Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy

– Canine hydrotherapy theory
Clinical and behavioural effects of pain/stress and implications for
hydrotherapy treatment and rehabilitation included
Both pool and water treadmill included

– First aid for canine hydrotherapy
– Observed practice for canine hydrotherapy
Both pool and water treadmill included in this unit
Learners must keep a log proving completion of a minimum of 20
hours observed practice
Learners are assessed on ten hydrotherapy sessions
Learners must complete 3 case studies using patient records and
reports, complete SOAP notes and show the use of clinical reasoning
for cases they have personally seen and treated

– Anatomy, physiology and biomechanics for canine hydrotherapy
– Orthopaedic conditions for canine hydrotherapy
– Neurological conditions for canine hydrotherapy
– Water management for hydrotherapy pools and water treadmills
– Working professionally and ethically as a canine hydrotherapist
Includes bereavement, emotional resilience, coping mechanisms
– Personal and professional development for canine hydrotherapists
Guidance in identifying personal skills and weaknesses
Self reflection, career progression and further study


"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated."

- Mahatma Ghandi
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