Galen Myotherapy

The world-leader in Canine Myotherapy education, treatment, and research

Our Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma

The Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma is a Level 3 externally accredited course through the Laser Learning Awards. This course has been successfully running for over 10 years, and was the first externally accredited course specialising in Canine Myotherapy / Canine Massage.

We're thrilled to be able to provide this course to students across India and surrounding areas thanks to our partnership with BHARCS who are based in Bangalore.

We have four versions of the diploma course ranging from the full course for those with no prior experience in canine physiology to our CPD for Vets. The course is structured into theory and practical sessions and students can sign on to the course at any time.

The courses are tailored specifically to the foundation knowledge of the learner but all of them will lead the student to being a fully trained Galen Canine Myotherapist. This allows them to support dogs that they own or already work with, or to embark on an exciting new career as a Galen Canine Myotherapist with the backing and support or the most established training school in the world.


What makes our Diploma course so different from others that are available?
There are several other providers of advanced canine massage techniques, many of whom had their roots in the training that Galen Myotherapy provided. This alone demonstrates the quality of Galen Myotherapy and the training we offer. However, there are several key differences which mean that the Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma stands head and shoulders in the field.

:: Choice led treatment

Other guilds, organisations or training companies teach students that it is acceptable to restrain dogs during treatment. We believe that this shows a disrespect for the animal, and have pioneered choice led treatment. This has evolved into an entire treatment principle - Positive PACT - which is being embraced in the veterinary world. Only our diploma includes in-depth training around this.

:: Accreditation

Whilst some other courses that are available have a level of accreditation available, there is no other training programme that has full coursework accreditation from an OFQUAL approved board. Other providers simply have their course approved by an accreditation service, however in our case all coursework is independently assessed by Laser Learning awards. This is one of the key reasons why our students enjoy a level of recognition that no other organisation can provide.

:: First in its field

We were the first organisation to train Canine Myotherapy (and indeed, we trained several of the founders of other guilds or organisations). Our heritage of delivering the course since 2002 means that we have a deep understanding of canine health, and a huge level of experience in treating dogs. This goes in hand with us remaining at the forefront of knowledge, due to our work with experts in the field such as Professor Daniel Mills and others.
:: Delivered by experts

Not only is our diploma taught by highly qualified Galen Myotherapists who have been invited all over the world, but our diploma is supported by other experts in their field. The first day of our practical sessions is a human anatomy and physiology day which is unique to Galen Myotherapy, and this is delivered by one one of the country's leading sports therapists. Alongside this, the practical sessions are supported by one of the most highly respected vets in the South of England.

:: Enrol at any time

Unlike courses by some other providers, you can enrol and start on the course at any time. There's no waiting for any enrolment dates; you can literally contact us and get started as soon as you're ready. We also have practical dates for every enrolment period set out too, so you can plan ahead to ensure readiness for this part of the course.

:: Global Impact

Many training organisations are limited to country where they are based, whereas due to the global interest in the principles that we have developed we have a global reach. We work internationally, and have students from all over the world who study with us using our online Student Learning Platform. Of course, we are working with BHARCS in India, but further to this we have a school in Norway, and international school in Australia, and are opening more all the time. We're currently working with partners in Poland, and are working with a team in Barcelona and Bejing, with Spanish and Mandarin versions of the course coming in 2021.

The four different versions of the Diploma
Below, you will find the four different versions of the Galen Myotherapy Diploma, along with prices in rupees. We're pleased to say that we also offer a monthly pay option, details of which you can see under the core course price.

As you may have read, we're working in partnership with BHARCS in Bangalore to deliver the course in India. BHARCS are generously donating their profits of this partnership to a canine charity in India, so when you make the choice to study with us you are also enriching the lives of dogs through this charity. Please note that to ensure the charity receives this donation in the most efficient way, we have a two stage process of payment where a payment is made directly to our partners, with the remainded of the course fee payable to Galen Myotherapy in the UK (details of this are available on application.)
Full Canine Myotherapy Diploma
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 version of the course gives students all the understanding required to become a Canine Myotherapist even if they have no experience in the field.
One off payment
Or our monthly payment option:
Upfront initial payment of ₹66,000
22 payments of ₹15,000
Total course cost: ₹392,000
Direct Access Diploma
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.
One off payment
Or our monthly payment option:
Upfront initial payment of ₹66,000
18 payments of ₹15,000
Total course cost: ₹332,000
For Veterinary Professionals
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.
One off payment
Or our monthly payment option:
Upfront initial payment of ₹66,000
12 payments of ₹19,000
Total course cost: ₹292,000
CPD Version 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.

Please note this version of the course consists of just the practical sessions
One off payment
Or our monthly payment option:
Upfront initial payment of ₹66,000
6 payments of ₹26,000
Total course cost: ₹222,000

The Diploma Learning Journey

Below we've answered some of the common questions we get asked about our Diploma Course. However, if you'd like to find out more detail then please download our course packs which you can download below. The course packs will give you more detail on the level of training it provides, the modules and learning outcomes, as well as information about the tutors and post-graduate support.

Who is the course for?
Our Level 3 diploma level course takes you through a logical process of learning that can be started at four different levels of knowledge, ranging from the Full Diploma course for those with no prior experience in canine physiology to our CPD for Vets.

What's different about the Indian version of the course?
There is essentially no difference between the Diploma course that we have available in the UK, and that in India. The course is in the most part delivered by our online learning platform, which is managed centrally for all of our students around the world from our UK headquarters. However, the practical hands-on element of the course will be delivered in India in early 2022. For the cohort of students that are currently enroling, we are planning to hold the guided learning sessions in December 2021, and the hands-on sessions in India on 2nd - 7th February 2022.

Our diploma is suitable for:
  • Students seeking our most in-depth course
  • If you're looking for longer study over a period of two years
  • People looking to embark on a new career as a Canine Myotherapist
  • Vets or Vet Professionals looking for CPD

How is the course structured?
The Full, Direct Access and Diploma for Veterinary Professional course starts with the theory units which can be completed online via our dedicated Student Portal with support from tutors. All the theory elements are to be completed before commencing on the practical application component to ensure a good level of learning before the application of knowledge.

All diploma students including those studying the Vet CPD will attend the practical application element of the course.

It consists of 10 days of intense and unique learning which is scientifically substantiated. We’ve created a two stage guided learning experience, which provides in-depth study and practical application of Galen Myotherapy, but also allows a period of supported independent study to allow the information time to embed.

The first 5 days are delivered through interactive webcasts, online seminars with discussion groups and Q&A sessions with some independent learning and full access and support from your dedicated tutor.

You’ll learn:
  • Human and canine postural assessment
  • Functional anatomy and biomechanics
  • Assessing superficial anatomy of the canine
  • Assessing canine biomechanics in relation to loading and posture
  • Functional movement patterns and identification of compensatory issues
  • Impacts of environment on the musculoskeletal system
  • In-depth learning of the relationship between pain and behaviour
  • Theory and application of the Galen Comfort Scale©
  • Positive PACT® treatment protocol (scientifically supported)

This is a unique learning opportunity to gain a deep understanding of muscle dysfunction in both humans and canine.

This is followed by 5 days hands-on training which will be focused on developing your hands-on techniques, rehabilitative functional movement and exercises on a variety of dogs so you gain a plethora of hands-on experience so you can confidently apply Galen Myotherapy techniques. For our students in India, we're thrilled to be travelling to India to deliver these in early 2022.

You’ll learn:
  • Practical anatomy from a functional and applied perspective
  • Translating canine’s muscles, fascia and skeleton directly onto a dog
  • Assessment of canine physical integrity, observations and comparisons of movement
  • Massage technique application and palpation skills

How is the course accredited and assessed?
The Galen Canine Myotherapy Diploma is a Level 3 course externally accredited by the Laser Learning Awards. Our diploma course has been successfully running for over 10 years, and was the first externally accredited course specialising in canine myotherapy.

The theory work is broken down into tasks which can be answered in a variety of formats including essays, video, template completion, diagram and forms to create a flexible and engaging learning process. There are no final theory exams as tutors continually assess knowledge throughout the course as each task is assessed on submission via our secure Student Portal. This ensures regular constructive and open feedback so all students are clear as to the expectations of the course.

During the practical there are a range of summative and formative assessments including discussing case studies with a veterinary specialist. Unique to the Galen Diploma, the first practical session is one where we look at human anatomy as a primer to canine functional anatomy which is always a highlight for students.

When can I start the course?
You can start the course at anytime as the theory element of the course can be completed via our dedicated Student Portal. It’s only the practical element which is completed at certain times in the year, and we'll be confirming the dates for the practical sessions in India very soon. The practicals are limited to 10 places to ensure individual attention and feedback.

How long does the course take?
Students embarking on the full diploma course normally graduate within two years which is based on a student studying alongside a full-time job. Due to the accreditation requirement, the whole course must be completed within one year of starting the practical element. Whilst you can enrol at any time, it's vital that students are ready for the practical sessions, and therefore we check in regularily to ensure readiness.

How to enrol on the course?
If you wish to enrol on the course contact Verity at Whilst we work closely with our Indian partners, we process applications from our global headquarters. You can also send any enquiries you may have to this same email address.

We have students from all backgrounds who enrol and complete our diploma. These are either Vets, other canine professionals, or canine enthusiasts who have not worked in the animal or canine sector before but are looking for a career or a life change.


Download our course pack, or contact us to discuss enrolment.

We've much more information about our diploma in our course pack. It contains information about course costs, how the course is structured, and more details around acceditation along with specific information around our work in India.

It also provides further information about the different modules that are required depending on the different version of the course that you might like to undertake. You can download a pdf copy of our course pack by following this link.

We think we've included all of the information that you might need in the course pack, but if you've any questions then please just drop us a line and ask.



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I looked at so many courses that are available, but I'm so glad that I decided to study with you. The difference for me was the way you give dogs choice, and I couldn't imagine working any other way. Since graduating I've been able to support my dogs, and the support you gave me in marketing have allowed me to build a client base in my local town and beyond.

I couldn't imagine not being part of Galen Therapy Centre now, thank you SO much!