“What an amazing class (The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist)! Thank you to all of the instructors, TAs, and supportive staff for making this experience so great! My brain is full, and I can't wait to transition from human physical therapy to canine."
–Sunny Rubin, MSPT, Seattle, Washington

“This is by far the best CE I have ever attended. Everything is so easy, from registering to lodging, the courses are awesome, and I always come home pumped!"
–Nathalie Fortier, DVM, CCRT, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

European Program Course Information
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We have not yet determined the dates for the next course in the European Program.

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We are looking forward to returning to Europe in 2022! We have rescheduled our Canine Sports Medicine course for May 21-23, 2022 at Het Waterhof in Velm, Belgium. More details about this course are provided below. For additional information, please contact Ellen Martens of Het Waterhof directly at [email protected].

Course Location: Het Waterhof, Halingenstraat 57, 3806 Velm, Belgium.

Hosted by: Het Waterhof
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Website: www.hetwaterhof.com

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Lodging: If you have any questions or would like information about lodging options in the area, please contact Het Waterhof at [email protected].

Canine Sports Medicine

Watch our video overview to learn more about Canine Sports Medicine.

Course Dates: May 21-23, 2022


Prerequisites: This 3-day course is open to all veterinarians. Veterinary technicians/nurses and physical therapists that have successfully completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation and veterinary technicians/nurses and physical therapists certified as Canine Rehabilitation Practitioners (CCRP) are also welcome. Physical therapists who have hands-on competition experience in canine sports may attend this course before completing Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation. Veterinary technicians/nurses must submit an Employment Agreement Letter indicating that they are under the supervision of a veterinarian or physical therapist who is either: certified in canine rehabilitation (CCRT or CCRP only) or is pursuing CCRT certification and has completed Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation or has a seat confirmed in that course.

Pre-Course Work: There are 6.5 hours of online pre-course work required for this course. Instructions about accessing online pre-course work will be sent to registered students. Please set aside the time you need to watch the videos, complete the quizzes, and do the assigned reading before the first day of class.

Course Description: Canine Sports Medicine provides students with a fundamental understanding of structure and locomotion as they relate to performance, and an introduction to canine sporting events. Sports injuries in canine athletes are covered in depth including their causes, prevention and rehabilitation. The role that psychology can play in the rehabilitation of the canine athlete is also discussed. Participants get hands-on experience with dogs on site.

Course Fee: €2100. Note: A minimum of 15 students is needed to hold this course.

Additional Details: See the Canine Sports Medicine course page.

Registration: To register for courses or learn more, contact Het Waterhof directly at [email protected].