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Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation (Top Up) (Abingdon and Witney College) BSc

Oxford Brookes University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Abingdon and Witney College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

The animal therapy and rehabilitation industry is highly competitive. Students with a BSc (hons) have a competitive advantage when seeking work experience, new employment or progression within existing employment. The BSc in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation promotes an understanding of contemporary aspects of complementary therapy and underpinning science, and its application in present-day situations. You can undertake this programme if you are interested in working in and contributing to the growth and development of the animal therapy and rehabilitation industry. The BSc is a progression from the FdSc programme of the same name and will further develop academic skills. Whilst some of the theory and practical sessions focus on canines, a wide range of small and large animal species will be included within the course, in line with current industry trends. A range of small and large animals will be discussed during theory sessions and will be used for demonstration/practice in practicals; for example, horses, cats, dogs, poultry, rabbits, pigs, cattle and sheep.Following completion you are likely to enter employment in this rapidly expanding industry or progress onto postgraduate studies. You can undertake applied rehabilitation and hydrotherapy modules to inform improvements in methods of therapy & management within practices and finish by researching your ownchosen project with a specific focus on physical therapy practices or management of such industry establishments to enhance the complementary therapy sector. These and other modules combine to provide you with academic progression routes into Masters qualifications or further, post graduate specialised animal therapy studies as well as graduate employment opportunities in a rapidly expanding industry. During the BSc, you will have experience handling a wide range of small and large animals, carrying out massage, water therapies, pre treatment health checks, physical exercises (e.g. active and passive stretches), use of hot and cold therapies, touch therapies, electro therapies, environmental therapies and homeopathy. The practice and use of therapy machines such as pulsed magnetic fields, electro-therapies, laser and ultrasound will be introduced to students. Therapy practices restricted by veterinary regulation e.g. needle acupuncture, may be included in the programme by the teaching of theoretical underpinning knowledge and demonstration by qualified practitioners. You will also be encouraged to explore the application of existing and new therapies to species not currently the subject of therapies whilst adhering to regulatory limitations.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 9,270per year

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Students who have studied HND in Animal Management or equivalent HND will need an overall merit profile. Students who have not studied the Oxford Brookes Fd(Sc) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare will need to produce a transcript of the modules and learning outcomes they have studied on their level 5 course to allow credit rating and evidence coverage of sufficient comparable content to allow entrance to this BSc year.


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    Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Headington, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0BP, England

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