“I so admire the ease with which the PTs transferred, hopefully with some measure of success, their vast knowledge to our eager hands and brains. Every one of them was incredibly patient with us, our occasional hypoglycemic brain fog notwithstanding. It's obvious they're ALL passionate about what they do; I'm hoping I can live up to their high standards for animal care."
–Carla Wilkie, DVM, CVA, CVC, West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Certified Canine Rehabilitation Assistant
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As of January 1, 2015

» Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation

» The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

» Canine Sports Medicine

The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist Certification is offered to Veterinarians and Physical Therapists.

CCRT candidates learn:

  • Canine anatomy and physiology
  • Conditions and injuries commonly referred for rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy assessment techniques
  • Manual therapy
  • Physical modalities and therapeutic exercise
  • Neurological rehabilitation
  • The business of canine rehabilitation

For CCRT candidates, the CCRT curriculum includes three courses: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and Canine Sports Medicine. Canine Sports Medicine may be taken before or after The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist.

Please note: After lengthy discussions with the CRI faculty and listening to the feedback from our graduates, we have incorporated the content from our Canine Neurological Rehabilitation course into our Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist courses. All veterinarians and physical therapists will now attend Canine Sports Medicine to complete their classroom work.

If you have additional questions, please read the first two questions posted on our FAQ page for more detailed information.

Because many of our core certification courses sell out months in advance, we recommend that students register for all their core certification courses as soon as they know their schedules. Sttudents do not need to complete Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation to register for other courses.

Once CCRT candidates have taken the three courses required for certification and successfully completed all exams, they participate in a 40-hour internship at a CRI-approved practice through the CRI Internship Program. We believe that an internship provides “real life” experience — an integral part of the training of the best practitioners.

What is the cost of the CCRT program?

As of January 1, 2016, the total course fee for courses in the CCRT program is:

Canine Sports Medicine   1,500
Total Course Fee   $7,000

As of January 1, 2017, the total course fee for courses in the CCRT program is:

Canine Sports Medicine   1,600
Total Course Fee   $7,400

Please note:

Students may save $150 by registering for The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and Canine Sports Medicine as a 2-course package. Select a 2-course package on the course pages or the Online Registration page to take advantage of this discount.

The total course fee does not include fees that may be charged by internship sites. Those fees are paid by students directly to the sponsoring practices.

The total course fee does not include costs that students may incur for travel, accommodations and meals.