BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy - Writtle University College

BSc (Hons) Animal Therapy


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  • This three year programme of study allows students to progress through a high quality undergraduate course in animal therapy to gain both an academic and a professional qualification. Study will involve both large and companion animals with a major focus being on horses and dogs. However, there is the opportunity to specialise in either the canine or equine professional massage qualification in year three which is run by Equinenergy or Caninenergy and embedded into the degree programme. If you are successful in this programme you have the opportunity to move on to the Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy (this MSc course is a three year part time programme which does not receive funding from student finance).

    Our team at Writtle have a wide range of knowledge which covers both academic and professional experience. We have two veterinary surgeons, nutrition and behaviour specialists, biomechanists and a range of experienced therapy staff that are qualified in veterinary physiotherapy, animal manipulation (McTimoney), massage and myofascial release.

  • Course Modules

  • Information about each module can be viewed by clicking on the module title within the table below.

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  • Entry Requirements

  • The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.

    The following entry requirements are for courses starting September 2016 only.

    UCAS Tariff Points 240
    GCE A Levels 240 UCAS tariff points, to include one GCE A level grade C or above
    Irish Certificate 240 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x ILC higher at B1
    Scottish Highers 240 UCAS tariff points, to include 3 x higher at B
    International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Minimum of 24 points (pass) (260)
    BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMM (240)
    BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD (240)
    C & G Level 3 Extended Diploma Merit (240)
    C & G Level 3 Diploma Distinction (240)

    Key and Functional Skills
    A maximum of 20 UCAS tariff points from Level 3 Key Skills will be taken into consideration when making offers of places for Higher Education courses.

    All applicants must possess a minimum of four GCSEs grade AC including, English Language, Mathematics and Science*.
    *Science is not applicable for BA (Hons) Contemporary Art and Design course.

    Please note:
    An equivalent or higher combination of grades to that indicated above will also be accepted.

    From September 2017, UCAS tariff points will be changing.

    View the Entry Requirements for courses starting September 2017

    "Writtle University College encourages early disclosure of any specific learning needs, disabilities, medical and/or mental health conditions that you feel may have an effect on your studies. This allows us to discuss these with you and consider reasonable adjustments and support arrangements you may need.

    The college takes its health and safety and welfare responsibilities very seriously. Veterinary Physiotherapy is a physically demanding course which will involve you working in close contact with large and unpredictable animals. Students are encouraged to declare and discuss with college staff, anything that may impact on their ability to safely and fully take part in any of the practical elements of the course."

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