Course code: EHCP101P
Subject area: Animal Care & Management
Study level: Undergraduate
Course level: H
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday & Friday
5th Sep 2022 - 21st Jun 2024
01993 208 148
The FdSc in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation promotes an understanding of contemporary aspects of complimentary therapy its underpinning science, and their application in present-day situations.
A key feature of the FdSc programme is the emphasis on practical opportunities for work-based learning, which takes advantage of the College’s close links to the industry. In addition, practical learning is facilitated through excellent animal and equine facilities and the proximity to a wide range of external animal-based establishments.
Using the latest equipment and high quality facilities students recieve the very best training to go far in the industry. The course is delivered over 2 days per week with students attending both the Witney and Common Leys Farm campuses.
In the first year, students are introduced to the principles of animal behaviour, welfare and ethics alongside studying essential animal scientific theories. They develop practical animal husbandry and handling skills, and gain at least 240 hours experience working in the industry, with work experience a mandatory part of the course. Students can expect to receive their course timetable within two weeks prior to the course start date or during their induction week in September.
In the second year, students explore the complexities of therapy methods in a diverse range of contextualised scenarios such as animal disease and health, principles of hydrotherapy, emergency management, and practical therapy techniques.
The FdSc and BSc will enable students to develop interpersonal skills and to be critically informed and resourceful individuals, aware of the wider impact of therapy and veterinary activities on patients, society and organisational stakeholders. Staff involved with the delivery, teaching and assessment of the course have a range of industry experience and academic skills and a keen involvement within research.
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made through UCAS – code DD32
16 - 18 Fee
19+ Reduced Fee