Canine Therapy and Rehabilitation with Integrated Foundation Year at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

Canine rehabilitation, with a specific focus on canine therapy, is widely regarded as one of the fastest growing areas in pet welfare and veterinary practice. The course will develop your understanding of the scientific principles and clinical practice of the prehabilitation techniques for maximum performance and health and rehabilitation techniques for animals post veterinary treatment. It will cover aspects of hydrotherapy and land based rehabilitation in the small animal including the in-patient, the out-patient and the elite athlete. The overall focus of the course would be a holistic approach to maintaining and improving animal health and welfare and therefore would also include the development of positive behavioural modification techniques and therapeutic handling skills to facilitate the rehabilitation process. This is a four year course where the foundation phase is integrated and studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses. The course is accredited by the AHPR (Animal Health Practitioners Register) and students will be able to gain direct entry to the register following successful completion of the course. This course is delivered by Warwickshire College and validated in partnership with Coventry University, and is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit


Modules may include: Year 1 - Level 4 Learning Toolkit Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology Applied Learning Portfolio Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET) Year 2 - Level 4 Professional Practice and Animal Law Psychology of Animal Training Applied Animal Management Principles of Canine Therapy Independent Learning Portfolio Year 3 - Level 5 Research Design and Analysis Animal Health and Disease Animal Development and Training Enterprise Development Canine Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Techniques Canine Physiology and Biomechanics Year 4 - Level 6 Dissertation Advances in Behavioural Research Complementary Therapy in Veterinary Medicine Canine Therapy and Consultation in Practice Optional Modules Ethics and the Animal Industry Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour During the course, students will be expected to undertake 50 hours of small animal placements. For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for example 100% coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) thus allowing students to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject and in themselves.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience. Entry requirements are for guidance only. We welcome students with equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact us to discuss further. The college would consider applications from mature students with relevant work experience who may not have related formal academic qualifications.

Fees and funding

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Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Years 1 and 2 per year (United Kingdom) Years 3 and 4 per year (United Kingdom) Years 1 and 2 per year (International including EU) Years 3 and 4 per year (International including EU) The following course-related costs are not included in the fees: Essential: Aspinal and Capello: Introduction to Animal and Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology (approximately £30) Essential: Boiler suit (Green), sturdy boots and/or wellies (ideally steel toe capped) (approximately £50) Optional: International Trip (upto £3,000) Optional: College branded clothing such as jackets, polo shirts, and jumpers Printing Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage ( Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage ( Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (

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Canine Therapy and Rehabilitation with Integrated Foundation Year at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS