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Oxford Brookes University

Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation (Top Up) (Abingdon and Witney College)

UCAS Code: D320

Bachelor of Science - BSc

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About this course


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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2021

Subject

Animal health

The animal therapy and rehabilitation industry is highly competitive. Students with a BSc (hons) have a competitive advantage when seeking work experience, new employment or progression within existing employment. The BSc in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation promotes an understanding of contemporary aspects of complementary therapy and underpinning science, and its application in present-day situations. You can undertake this programme if you are interested in working in and contributing to the growth and development of the animal therapy and rehabilitation industry. The BSc is a progression from the FdSc programme of the same name and will further develop academic skills. Whilst some of the theory and practical sessions focus on canines, a wide range of small and large animal species will be included within the course, in line with current industry trends. A range of small and large animals will be discussed during theory sessions and will be used for demonstration/practice in practicals; for example, horses, cats, dogs, poultry, rabbits, pigs, cattle and sheep.
Following completion you are likely to enter employment in this rapidly expanding industry or progress onto postgraduate studies. You can undertake applied rehabilitation and hydrotherapy modules to inform improvements in methods of therapy & management within practices and finish by researching your own
chosen project with a specific focus on physical therapy practices or management of such industry establishments to enhance the complementary therapy sector. These and other modules combine to provide you with academic progression routes into Masters qualifications or further, post graduate specialised animal therapy studies as well as graduate employment opportunities in a rapidly expanding industry. During the BSc, you will have experience handling a wide range of small and large animals, carrying out massage, water therapies, pre treatment health checks, physical exercises (e.g. active and passive stretches), use of hot and cold therapies, touch therapies, electro therapies, environmental therapies and homeopathy. The practice and use of therapy machines such as pulsed magnetic fields, electro-therapies, laser and ultrasound will be introduced to students. Therapy practices restricted by veterinary regulation e.g. needle acupuncture, may be included in the programme by the teaching of theoretical underpinning knowledge and demonstration by qualified practitioners. You will also be encouraged to explore the application of existing and new therapies to species not currently the subject of therapies whilst adhering to regulatory limitations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£7,570
per year
England
£7,570
per year
EU
£7,570
per year
International
£9,270
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,570
per year
Scotland
£7,570
per year
Wales
£7,570
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abingdon and Witney College

Department:

Biological and Medical Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
B

After graduation


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Animal health

What are graduates doing after six months?

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£17,500
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Average annual salary
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Employed or in further education
50%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Animal care and control services
10%
Other elementary services occupations
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

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Animal health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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