Our diploma course has been successfully running for over 10 years, and was the first externally accredited course specialising in Canine Myotherapy / Canine Massage. It’s structured into theory and practical sessions, and students can sign on to the course at any time.
Internationally known, we have several different variations of this course. We have one for complete beginners new to the field, and also versions for those who have a foundation knowledge already. We also provide courses for the Veterinary professional, and also as a CPD course for practising Vets.
Further details are available about the courses by following the links below:
Canine Myotherapy Diploma (Full Course)
This is suitable for students who have no previous knowledge of working in animal welfare. It provides all learners with foundation knowledge all the way through to the full diploma. This new version of the course gives students all the understanding required to become a Canine Myotherapist even if they have limited experience in the field.
Canine Myotherapy Diploma (Direct Access)
This variation of the course is for those students who already have a background in the canine anatomy and physiology, or prior training. It is suitable for those who have completed a canine Anatomy and Physiology course, or Human Sports Therapists or Holistic Massage therapists.
Canine Myotherapy Diploma for the Veterinary Professional
This course is suitable for those who are already working in the capacity of a veterinary professional. This could be a degree-level qualified veterinary nurse, or a vet in training. This cause is also suitable for human or canine physiotherapists.
Canine Myotherapy Diploma for Vets
This is the CPD version of the diploma, and is suitable for vets who would like to increase their knowledge, and support animal welfare with Galen treatment protocols.
Whilst all of these courses are tailored specifically to the foundation knowledge of the learner, all of them lead the student all the way through to being a fully trained Galen Canine Myotherapist. This allows them to support dogs that they own or already work with, or to practice fully as a Canine Myotherapist with the backing and support or the most established training school in the UK.
What make this course different from other massage training schools?
There are several organisations that offer courses in this field. However, we believe our courses stands head and shoulders above these due to our experience in both treatment and education in Canine Myotherapy. To this end, we’re happy to provide the following checklist to allow you to make the right choice in terms of courses:
• This is a level 3 Diploma course containing over forty units.
• The course is continually reviewed, both externally through Laser Learning Awards and internally by Galen’s Internal Quality Assessor.
• Our teaching is also observed by our IQA to ensure quality of teaching and feedback.
• Accredited through Laser Learning Awards who are approved by Ofqual.
• All tutors have regular standardisation meetings to ensure continuity of approach and feedback
• All learners are tracked fully through their learning cycle to ensure they are supported
• All tutors have formal qualifications in teaching as well as professional qualifications
• Bespoke student portal allowing completion of work uploads, course progress, and direct access to tutor for two way feedback.
• Dedicated resource centre providing course manuals, videos and libraries including a forum.
We are the longest running and most experienced, specialist Canine Myotherapy (massage) training academy in the UK. Our first accredited training course was in 2006 and was then accredited through the OCN (open college network).
Julia Robertson, head of Galen Therapy Centre speaks internationally and holds workshops all over the world, and we are understood to be at the forefront of all new knowledge. Galen is also recommended by world famous dog experts. This course is for genuinely dedicated people who want to improve dog’s lives by being trained by an authentic, ethical, ‘dog-centric’ and dog understanding organisation. We will train you to treat dogs through trust and choice, not through restraint, muzzling or treating on a table.
We have been providing successful accredited courses for over 10 years, since 2006.
Our training is from a backdrop of 25 combined years of dedicated and exemplary tutor experience, through treating over 8,000 dogs and the most long standing externally accredited training organisation specialising in Canine Myotherapy or massage in the UK.
We also train a high number of Canine Professionals, such as Veterinary Surgeons, who go on to use Galen Myotherapy extensively within their practice.