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Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (RQF) L3 Award

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Overview

  • 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
  • Approved by the CHA. Also gain IRVAP (ICH) membership on completion.

 

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. You can choose to attend either our Oxford, Chepstow, Bath Newcastle or Aberdeen centres.

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.

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 Therapy

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.

Requirements

Learners will 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.

You will be required to get in and out of the hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Total study time for this course is 30 hours.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (Qualification Number: 603/4558/5).

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

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Hear from our past Students

  • 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
  • Approved by the CHA. Also gain IRVAP (ICH) membership on completion.

 

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. You can choose to attend either our Oxford, Chepstow, Bath Newcastle or Aberdeen centres.

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.

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 Therapy

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.

Requirements

Learners will 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.

You will be required to get in and out of the hydrotherapy pool. Therefore, should you require any support in doing so, ensure this is in place and the centre is aware.

Total study time for this course is 30 hours.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

Upon successful completion of this course you will be awarded the Level 3 Award in Aquatic Treadmill Therapy for Small Animals (Qualification Number: 603/4558/5).

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

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Hear from our past Students

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