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Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Pet owners know of the positive therapeutic properties that their non-human family member has on both their psyche and in the case of certain pets, their physicality.

The Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma course discusses this further: giving information on the effectiveness of animals on human mental, physical and psychological health through Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT).

While the roles often merge...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Animal Assistants
  • Part 1: Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Part 2: Assistance Animals
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Mental Health Awareness
  • Part 1: Why We Need Therapy
  • Part 2: Depression
  • Part 3: The Brain
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Stress Relief Has Paws
  • Part 1: Human Needs
  • Part 2: PERMAnent Happiness
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Physical Assistants
  • Part 1: Guide Dogs
  • Part 2: Dual Role Dogs
  • Part 3: Assistance Dogs UK
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Scent Assistants
  • Part 1: The Dog’s Amazing Nose
  • Part 2: Biological Detection Dogs
  • Part 3: Addison’s Disease
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Emotional Assistants
  • Part 1: What Are Emotions
  • Part 2: Animals Affect Emotions
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Children and Animals
  • Part 1: What is Autism
  • Part 2: An Important Note
  • Part 3: Summary
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Therapy
  • Part 1: What is Therapy?
  • Part 2: Psychological Therapy
  • Part 3: Understand Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting
  • Part 1: Animal Welfare in The Therapy Setting
  • Part 2: Animal Welfare
  • Part 3: AAT Stressed Animals
  • Part 4: Summary
  • Final Assessment
Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Ideal for all pet lovers and those looking to combine their love of animals with an exciting new career!

The Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma Course can be studied as a general interest course, as the information within opens students up to the versatility and therapeutic power that the inclusion of animals can have in both physical and psychological therapies.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in this area then this course will arm you with knowledge of Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) and Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT), how they benefit, the role that animals can play in improving quality of life, and what is involved in providing therapy and handling an animal working in this role.

Accreditations

The Animal Assisted Therapy Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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