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The Canine Rehabilitation Institute offers two certifications — both AAVSB R.A.C.E. approved. The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist certification (CCRT) is for veterinarians and physical therapists. The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant certification (CCRA) is for veterinary technicians.

We offer certification modules in Florida from November through May and in Colorado from June through October. Check our calendar for dates and locations.

Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) — For Veterinarians and Physical Therapists
The program includes three modules: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, The Canine Rehabilitation Therapist, and Canine Sports Medicine. In addition, students are required to do a 40-hour internship at a CRI-approved site.

The CCRT curriculum covers:

  • 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

Learn more about the CCRT curriculum.

Canine Rehabilitation Assistant (CCRA) — For Veterinary Technicians
The program includes three modules: Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation, The Canine Rehabilitation Assistant, and Canine Sports Medicine. In addition, students are required to do a 40-hour internship at a CRI-approved site.

The CCRA curriculum covers:

  • Canine anatomy and physiology
  • Conditions and injuries commonly referred for rehabilitation
  • Physical modalities: application, contraindications and equipment maintenance
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Client education

Learn more about the CCRA curriculum.