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Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy

BPP University

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  • Qualification

    Graduate Certificate

  • Location

    BPP Abingdon

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    MAY-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

BPP University owns, manages and operates the McTimoney College of Chiropractic. All learners are learners of BPP University; courses are approved and taught by BPP University; successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy will result in an award from BPP University. The Masters in Chiropractic is externally recognised by the General Chiropractic Council.

Why choose Graduate Certificate in Animal Therapy?

  • By the end of this course, you will be able to demonstrate basic competency in relevant palpation, psychomotor and communication skills
  • You will have an understanding of the history and philosophy of the profession together with the business and professional skills necessary to start your career in animal therapy
  • Completion of the certificate allows you to progress onto the MSc Animal Manipulation programme.

The course offers you a mix of academic knowledge and practical hands-on skills in equine and canine massage – to complement existing skills or from which you can build an animal therapy business. It is also an entry route into the MSc Animal Manipulation course that will train you in animal manipulation using chiropractic techniques.

The overall aim of this course is to provide those with a non-manipulative background with the requisite skills to enter the MSc in Animal Manipulation. Specifically, it aims to introduce:

Animal sciences, including anatomy, physiology and biomechanics
An understanding of the philosophy and history of the profession
A range of training exercises relevant to future adjusting skills
Palpation skills
Massage skills
Animal handling skills
Professional skills
Business skills

Learning platforms

Mixed mode learning: practical and classroom

How the course is taught

This course provides a career path for those with a degree in equine science to become a professional animal manipulator. It offers a mix of academic knowledge and practical hands-on skills in equine and canine massage - from which you can start to build an animal therapy business. It is also an entry route into the MSc Animal Manipulation programme that will train you in animal manipulation using chiropractic techniques.

By the end of this course, students will be able to demonstrate basic competency in relevant palpation, psychomotor and communication skills, as well as an understanding of the history and philosophy of the profession, and the business and professional skills necessary to start their career in animal therapy.

Assessment

Examination
Oral presentation
Assignments
Practical assessment

Employability and progression

By the end of this course, learners will be able to demonstrate basic competency in relevant palpation, psychomotor and communication skills, as well as an understanding of the history and philosophy of the profession, and the business and professional skills necessary to start their career in animal therapy.

On satisfactory completion of this course, learners will have the skills to start their own animal therapy business and be eligible to enroll on the MSc Animal Manipulation programme.

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University information

BPP University

  • Campus address

    BPP University, BPP House, Aldine Place, London, Hammersmith And Fulham, W12 8AA, England

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