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
The CCRT curriculum includes three modules: 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.
An open-book take-home final exam is given at the end of each module. Students have 30 days to complete each exam, and collaboration with fellow classmates is encouraged.
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.
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
Sttudents do not need to complete Introduction
to Canine Rehabilitation to register for
What is the cost of the CCRT program?
As of January 1, 2017, the total course fee for courses in the CCRT
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
accommodations and meals.