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Canine Myotherapy Diploma

Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma (an independently accredited qualification) will teach you how to be a Myotherapist.

Am I suitable for this course?

Or you are one of;

  • Qualified Canine Health Professional (i.e. Vet, Vet Nurse, Qualified Hydrotherapist, Chiropractor, Osteopath)
  • Qualified Human Sports Therapist
  • Qualified Holistic Massage Therapist
  • Level 2, 3 or above in Anatomy & Physiology, Biology or other related qualification(s)

Learn how Canine Myotherapy can help dogs and practise the right techniques to be effective

  • Develop your career with dogs by achieving the Canine Myotherapy Diploma
  • Run your own canine therapy practice

The Galen Training Academy of Canine Studies

The Galen Training Academy of Canine Studies has been training students in Canine Myotherapy (advanced specialised massage techniques) since 2006 and has over 25 years combined experience as specialist canine therapy practitioners. (see below - Tutors and Support)

The course comprises both in-depth theory and practical modules – all delivered by recognised experts.

During this time over 100 students have qualified and graduated with the Diploma. Some of these students have been invited to be part of the Myotherapist team.

We currently have around 200 students studying on our courses.

The Academy has now expanded and now conducts all practical training at Chichester College (Brinsbury Campus).

Canine Myotherapy for the Canine Professional – see link.

Taking the theory into practice.

Why is this course different?

How is the Galen Course Work structured?

Course Content 

What if I haven’t studied in a while?

Next Practical course dates


How to Enrol

The tutors and training team

International students


Canine Professionals

Seminars for students

- we have just launched our abridged course for Veterinary Surgeons and other eligible clinical canine professionals. It is called ‘Galen Canine Myotherapy for the Canine Professional’.  If you are interested and think you are eligible please go on this link

Practical application under the watchful eye of one of the Galen tutors

Practical application under the watchful eye of one of the Galen tutors

 Testimonials from students

‘Dear Julia and the Galen training team,

Thank you for a fabulous CPD experience. After 9 years in practice I was struggling to find the answers for many of my older and more debilitated patients. Most of these were coming in with a whole host of compensatory issues and whilst I have access to lots of treatment tools, I knew something was still missing. I now think about muscular health and function in a whole new way. I’m sure that like me, there are many primary care veterinarians out there who are great at managing acute trauma and injuries, but less confident they can provide lasting solutions when it comes to the more chronic musculoskeletal issues. By integrating myotherapy into my treatment plans I am consistently achieving better outcomes for my patients. Your course was professional, targeted and above all practical. I can’t wait for more vets to get on board with this treatment modality. Their patients will forever thank them.‘ Dr Jackie Campbell BVSc Hons


‘In February I participated in the intensive Canine Myotherapy Diploma workshop for two weeks. I travelled from Australia to do this course and found it was well worth it.

It was an opportunity to met fellow students and the Galen team and, put names to faces such as Julia, Pia and Natalie. The group worked well together and was provided with support and encouragement from the instructors and a number of very interesting canine volunteers to practice our skills.

If you are thinking of undertaking the Canine Myotherapy Diploma the intensive will bring it all together, highly recommend the course.’ Paula Mason, Australian student February 2015



(This course is providing a valuable continuing professional development for Veterinary Surgeons, Veterinary Nurses and Hydrotherapists.) You can claim 490 hours CPD once you have finished the course.


After Graduation

You can  Download our course handout (PDF) link or please contact Galen if you have any questions.


Anatomy is a really important part of study.

Anatomy is a really important part of study.


'Hands-on' is the only way to start to learn this skill.

The only way to learn the skill of palpation is to get ‘Hands-on’.


Learn more about Galen Myotherapy

Learn more about the Galen Canine Myotherapy treatment.

A Canine Myotherapist enjoys an exciting career and having the right qualification is the first step.

Galen’s Canine Myotherapy Diploma is independently accredited and further credibility is gained from the many Veterinary Surgeons who have acknowledged that the course will produce well qualified practitioners performing excellent clinical canine massage.