Canine Therapy at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS

Course summary

The purpose of this programme is to provide a balance of vocational and academic study that is intellectually challenging, vocationally relevant and provides clear foundations to pursue a progressive career in the field of Canine Therapy. Academic knowledge and understanding reinforces and supports the development of vocational skills equipping the students with the abilities and the knowledge relevant to their employment or the need of their employers. The BSc (Hons) in Canine Therapy will produce highly qualified clinicians specialised in all aspects of canine therapy, hydrotherapy, massage therapy and behavioural therapy. All three are popular disciplines within the industry and students will acquire basic skills enabling them to pursue a career in any of these fields. The aims of the programme are to: Build on basic scientific principles to develop an advanced academic knowledge of the canine both in health and disease Evaluate normal and abnormal movement patterns in the dog, including assessment for compensatory mechanisms that may change movement patterns or elicit pain To investigate, explore and appraise areas of canine therapy and rehabilitation to devise and apply professional and clinical strategies to case studies Devise structured rehabilitation plans for injured or post-operative animals and introduce a plan to re-educate the structures relevant to the normal patterns of that animal Apply diagnostic techniques and clinical therapeutic skills in an appropriate manner Complete a portfolio of evidence demonstrating skill in the workplace when applying therapies to dogs Demonstrate the skills to run a business and interact with other professionals, such as the veterinary surgeon or trainer Think constructively and critically, discuss and evaluate concepts and theories, propose sound and reasoned solutions justifying clinical options and choice of treatment to solve issues related to health and disease of the canine Recognition from specific professional bodies is currently being sought. The clinical skills for hydrotherapy and massage therapy will be informed by professional placements in commercially-run sessions on WUC premises.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills. Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements. Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200 Email: [email protected]

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13080 Year 1
International £13080 Year 1

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Canine Therapy at ARU Writtle (formerly Writtle University College) - UCAS