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Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) Level 3 Award

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Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
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Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) Level 3 Award

Key Points

  • Learn about gait and biomechanics
  • Evaluate canine posture and identify adaptations
  • Learn how to use advanced treadmill techniques to improve gait and posture for a variety of dogs
  • Gain membership with the IRVAP (ICH)
  • Build on your existing hydrotherapy skillset
  • Meets the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) membership requirements

About your Course

This course is suitable for individuals who are already qualified to work with small animals and who have already completed a lower-level aquatic treadmill therapy course. Students must have completed the level 3 hydrotherapy certificate and aquatic treadmill therapy course.

With this level 3 award in advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course, you will build on your existing knowledge to provide the next level of support for the animals in your care.

Through conducting gait analysis, identify abnormal posture and knowing what action to take can dramatically improve the welfare and quality of life of the animals you treat.

The course will also cover how to review patient performance, so you can accurately monitor their progress during treatment, and how to use advanced aquatic treadmill techniques during therapy.

This course includes a practical day within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to use aquatic treadmill equipment on a variety of patients. The centres offer state of the art equipment including gait analysis and underwater treadmills and hydrotherapy pools.

You will be required to get in and out of the aquatic treadmill some techniques require you to be knelt and sat in the water with the dog. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to expand your service offering to include advanced aquatic treadmill therapy techniques.

The Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) recognises this qualification as part of their criteria for joining their membership for qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists.

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Getting Started

This Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals is suitable for individuals already trained and working within small animal care.

This blended course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to competently provide advanced aquatic treadmill therapy to your clients.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study your theory online you are the one taking charge of your education. Your practical day of training can be scheduled when is convenient from a range of available dates ensuring you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Practical Advanced Treadmill Treatment

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to conduct gait analysis
  • Understand the equipment used for advanced aquatic TM techniques
  • Be able to apply advanced aquatic TM techniques
  • Be able to review patient performance

Unit 2: Biomechanics and Gait

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology used in hydrotherapy
  • Understand gait patterns
  • Evaluate normal and abnormal postures
  • Understand the process of a muscle contraction

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. They will also need to have completed the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

You will be assessed via a combination of video and photo submissions, your supervisor will also need to provide witness testimonies.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 1 day of practical training.

If placement or practical required, when?

Placement dates can be chosen to suit the learner once the threshold has been met.

Additional requirements

Learners can become a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) or the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH) following completion of this course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals.

This course is approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

This advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course is perfect for qualified animal care professionals who want to take their skills to the next level. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of canine gait analysis, allowing you to identify posture problems and tailor advanced treadmill techniques to significantly improve an animal's mobility and wellbeing. Plus, you'll get hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment alongside experts, all while earning a recognised qualification and expanding the services you can offer.
A gait analysis is essentially a detailed examination of an animal's walking pattern. It's crucial because by understanding how a dog moves, animal therapists can create targeted aquatic treadmill exercises to improve their gait, posture, and overall wellbeing.
Evaluating canine posture and adaptations in aquatic treadmill therapy is essential. Proper posture allows for efficient movement and minimises strain. Aquatic environments can mask underlying issues, so animal hydrotherapists need to identify posture adaptations to tailor water level, speed, and exercises to effectively address the dog's specific needs and prevent further injury.
Advanced aquatic treadmill techniques go beyond basic walking exercises. They allow animal hydrotherapists to target specific animal gait abnormalities by adjusting water depth, speed, and incorporating props like buoyancy aids. This controlled environment promotes increased range of motion, muscle strengthening, and improved balance, leading to better mobility and a faster recovery for dogs and other small animals.
This advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course will propel your animal hydrotherapy career. By learning to conduct gait analysis and understand canine biomechanics, you'll be able to identify posture problems and tailor advanced treadmill techniques to each animal's specific needs. This not only improves your effectiveness in treating a wider range of conditions, but also allows you to provide a more targeted and beneficial therapy experience for your furry patients.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th July
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Tuesday 16th July

Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) Level 3 Award

Key Points

  • Learn about gait and biomechanics
  • Evaluate canine posture and identify adaptations
  • Learn how to use advanced treadmill techniques to improve gait and posture for a variety of dogs
  • Gain membership with the IRVAP (ICH)
  • Build on your existing hydrotherapy skillset
  • Meets the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) membership requirements

About your Course

This course is suitable for individuals who are already qualified to work with small animals and who have already completed a lower-level aquatic treadmill therapy course. Students must have completed the level 3 hydrotherapy certificate and aquatic treadmill therapy course.

With this level 3 award in advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course, you will build on your existing knowledge to provide the next level of support for the animals in your care.

Through conducting gait analysis, identify abnormal posture and knowing what action to take can dramatically improve the welfare and quality of life of the animals you treat.

The course will also cover how to review patient performance, so you can accurately monitor their progress during treatment, and how to use advanced aquatic treadmill techniques during therapy.

This course includes a practical day within our busy rehabilitation centres alongside our experienced qualified hydrotherapists and physiotherapists. This will give you the opportunity to use aquatic treadmill equipment on a variety of patients. The centres offer state of the art equipment including gait analysis and underwater treadmills and hydrotherapy pools.

You will be required to get in and out of the aquatic treadmill some techniques require you to be knelt and sat in the water with the dog. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to expand your service offering to include advanced aquatic treadmill therapy techniques.

The Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) recognises this qualification as part of their criteria for joining their membership for qualified Small Animal Hydrotherapists.

Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) Level 3 Award (CHA%201.webp)

Getting Started

This Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals is suitable for individuals already trained and working within small animal care.

This blended course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to competently provide advanced aquatic treadmill therapy to your clients.

learndirect is the UK’s leading distance learning provider. Our industry-leading offering allows you to learn from anywhere. Just log in to our online learning portal to access your course materials, any time of the day or night.

You will be supported throughout your learning by a specialist, dedicated tutor who will mark your assignments and answer any questions relating to the course material.

By choosing to study your theory online you are the one taking charge of your education. Your practical day of training can be scheduled when is convenient from a range of available dates ensuring you will have the flexibility to study around your work and family commitments.

Modules

The units are broken down for you here so that you can see what your qualification will include. However, the assignments you complete have been designed so that you can complete multiple tasks together where possible and you will see a different number of assignments in your personal portfolio; you will still be completing the whole qualification.

Unit 1: Practical Advanced Treadmill Treatment

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to conduct gait analysis
  • Understand the equipment used for advanced aquatic TM techniques
  • Be able to apply advanced aquatic TM techniques
  • Be able to review patient performance

Unit 2: Biomechanics and Gait

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand terminology used in hydrotherapy
  • Understand gait patterns
  • Evaluate normal and abnormal postures
  • Understand the process of a muscle contraction

Entry Requirements

Learners will need to have completed an industry recognised Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy, without Aquatic Units within the completed qualification. They will also need to have completed the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals. The minimum age for access to this qualification is 16 years of age.

Minimum Age restriction

16

Average completion timeframe

You have 24 months to complete your course.

Assessment requirements

You will be assessed via a combination of video and photo submissions, your supervisor will also need to provide witness testimonies.

Placement or Practical required

This course includes 1 day of practical training.

If placement or practical required, when?

Placement dates can be chosen to suit the learner once the threshold has been met.

Additional requirements

Learners can become a member of the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) or the National Association of Registered Canine Hydrotherapists (NARCH) following completion of this course.

Certification Timeframe

Learners can expect their certification within 6 months of completing the course, following the (EQA) External Quality Assurance of assessment.

Course Fees

All course fees, inclusive of all payment plans including our Premium Credit Limited option, must be settled before certification can be ordered.

*You will have access to the course for 24 months.

Qualifications

SEG Awards

SEG Awards logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals.

This course is approved by the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA).

Skills and Education Group Awards offer qualifications and assessments which are regulated by CCEA, Ofqual and Qualifications Wales. They are driven by delivering a high-quality and trusted service to Centres and learners, so that everyone gets the education they deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions

This advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course is perfect for qualified animal care professionals who want to take their skills to the next level. You'll gain in-depth knowledge of canine gait analysis, allowing you to identify posture problems and tailor advanced treadmill techniques to significantly improve an animal's mobility and wellbeing. Plus, you'll get hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment alongside experts, all while earning a recognised qualification and expanding the services you can offer.
A gait analysis is essentially a detailed examination of an animal's walking pattern. It's crucial because by understanding how a dog moves, animal therapists can create targeted aquatic treadmill exercises to improve their gait, posture, and overall wellbeing.
Evaluating canine posture and adaptations in aquatic treadmill therapy is essential. Proper posture allows for efficient movement and minimises strain. Aquatic environments can mask underlying issues, so animal hydrotherapists need to identify posture adaptations to tailor water level, speed, and exercises to effectively address the dog's specific needs and prevent further injury.
Advanced aquatic treadmill techniques go beyond basic walking exercises. They allow animal hydrotherapists to target specific animal gait abnormalities by adjusting water depth, speed, and incorporating props like buoyancy aids. This controlled environment promotes increased range of motion, muscle strengthening, and improved balance, leading to better mobility and a faster recovery for dogs and other small animals.
This advanced aquatic treadmill therapy course will propel your animal hydrotherapy career. By learning to conduct gait analysis and understand canine biomechanics, you'll be able to identify posture problems and tailor advanced treadmill techniques to each animal's specific needs. This not only improves your effectiveness in treating a wider range of conditions, but also allows you to provide a more targeted and beneficial therapy experience for your furry patients.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Online &
Practical Learning
2 units
48 guided
learning hours

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