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

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OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%
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Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF)

Key Points

  • Learn how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Develop treadmill sessions for small animals
  • Understand the factors and patient suitability for treadmill therapy
  • Expand your existing knowledge of animal care
  • Support the recovery of small animals
  • Gain IRVAP (ICH) membership on completion
  • Meets the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) membership requirements

About your Course

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to aquatic treadmill therapy for individuals already possessing the Level 3 Certificate Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

You will learn how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill as well as understand which animals are suitable for this form of treatment.

The course also covers how to develop aquatic treadmill therapy sessions for your patients using different water levels and speeds of the treadmill belt.  You will study the projected benefits, as well as being aware of any detrimental effects.

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 the aquatic treadmill 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. 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 carry out basic aquatic treadmill therapy for small animals. You will also be eligible to study the advanced aquatic treadmill course, expanding your knowledge and broadening the treatments you can offer.

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

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

Getting Started

This online course prepares you for treating small animals with aquatic treadmill therapy. This will build on your existing knowledge of small animal health and welfare.

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 Aquatic Treadmill Treatment

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Understand the factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill
  • Understand patient suitability for the aquatic treadmill
  • Be able to create treadmill sessions for patients

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. 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 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

Yes, underwater treadmills can be a great option for dogs, especially those recovering from injuries or needing physical therapy. It's also good for nervous dogs as the water can have a calming effect.
Dog treadmills with water aren't regular treadmills! They're for canine hydrotherapy. The water provides buoyancy, taking weight off a dog's joints, and resistance for a low-impact workout that strengthens muscles and promotes healing.
Animal hydrotherapists use aquatic treadmills because they combine the benefits of water's buoyancy with the controlled exercise of a treadmill. This is ideal for rehabilitation after surgery, managing arthritis pain, or improving mobility in pets with neurological conditions.
Aquatic treadmill training is crucial for animal hydrotherapists to ensure safe and effective treatment. It equips them to properly adjust water level and speed for various conditions, maximising benefits while minimising risks like strain or imbalance for the animal.
This course dives deep into using aquatic treadmills for animal therapy. You'll learn the ins and outs of operating the machine, understand how water affects different patients, determine which animals are good candidates, and even craft personalised treadmill exercise sessions. All of which will be incredibly important to you in your animal hydrotherapy career.
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May
  • SALE Savings End Midnight Friday 31st May

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

Key Points

  • Learn how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Develop treadmill sessions for small animals
  • Understand the factors and patient suitability for treadmill therapy
  • Expand your existing knowledge of animal care
  • Support the recovery of small animals
  • Gain IRVAP (ICH) membership on completion
  • Meets the Canine Hydrotherapy Association (CHA) membership requirements

About your Course

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to aquatic treadmill therapy for individuals already possessing the Level 3 Certificate Hydrotherapy for Small Animals.

You will learn how to safely operate an aquatic treadmill as well as understand which animals are suitable for this form of treatment.

The course also covers how to develop aquatic treadmill therapy sessions for your patients using different water levels and speeds of the treadmill belt.  You will study the projected benefits, as well as being aware of any detrimental effects.

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 the aquatic treadmill 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. 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 carry out basic aquatic treadmill therapy for small animals. You will also be eligible to study the advanced aquatic treadmill course, expanding your knowledge and broadening the treatments you can offer.

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

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

Getting Started

This online course prepares you for treating small animals with aquatic treadmill therapy. This will build on your existing knowledge of small animal health and welfare.

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 Aquatic Treadmill Treatment

Upon completion of this unit you will:

  • Be able to operate an aquatic treadmill
  • Understand the factors affecting patients in the aquatic treadmill
  • Understand patient suitability for the aquatic treadmill
  • Be able to create treadmill sessions for patients

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. 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 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

Yes, underwater treadmills can be a great option for dogs, especially those recovering from injuries or needing physical therapy. It's also good for nervous dogs as the water can have a calming effect.
Dog treadmills with water aren't regular treadmills! They're for canine hydrotherapy. The water provides buoyancy, taking weight off a dog's joints, and resistance for a low-impact workout that strengthens muscles and promotes healing.
Animal hydrotherapists use aquatic treadmills because they combine the benefits of water's buoyancy with the controlled exercise of a treadmill. This is ideal for rehabilitation after surgery, managing arthritis pain, or improving mobility in pets with neurological conditions.
Aquatic treadmill training is crucial for animal hydrotherapists to ensure safe and effective treatment. It equips them to properly adjust water level and speed for various conditions, maximising benefits while minimising risks like strain or imbalance for the animal.
This course dives deep into using aquatic treadmills for animal therapy. You'll learn the ins and outs of operating the machine, understand how water affects different patients, determine which animals are good candidates, and even craft personalised treadmill exercise sessions. All of which will be incredibly important to you in your animal hydrotherapy career.
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)
Online &
Practical Learning
1 units
24 guided
learning hours

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