Animal Assisted Therapy Course

Oplex Careers


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Offer ends 31 May 2020
Study method
Online, self-paced
60 Hours
No formal qualification
6 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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The online Animal Assisted Therapy Course from Oplex Careers has been designed to help learners understand the importance of animals and pets for our own mental and even physical well being, discussing important aspects within animal assisted therapy.


6 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Description

This Animal Assisted Therapy Course will provide learners with an insight into the benefits animals and our beloved pets can have through recovery in humans. Whether working you already work in the field, or just want to know more for yourself, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

Course Syllabus

The Animal Assisted Therapy Course is split into the following modules:

  • The role of animals towards the improvement of man’s life
  • The mental framework of man
  • Towards the stress Relief is a friend with paws
  • Role of Animals in Physical Assistance
  • Advanced Diagnosis and prognosis by animals for mankind
  • Emotions at work
  • Child focused Animal Assistance
  • Holistic Therapy with animal assistance
  • The welfare of the therapy assistant animal
  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the Diet and Nutritional Advisor Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this Animal Assisted Therapy Course learners will receive a CPD Certificate of Achievement award from Oplex Careers.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the Animal Assisted Therapy Course.

Course Duration

The online Animal Assisted Therapy Course requires 60 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the Animal Assisted Therapy Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our Animal Assisted Therapy Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this Animal Assisted Therapy Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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Paula asked:

Hi can you give me an idea of the format of the final assessment as I am dyslexic and not good at exams. Thanks


The assessment for this course is online based, everything you learn as part of the course is covered in the final assessment. You will also be able to take a mock assessment before committing to the final assessment. So you will have sufficient practice before you take the final test. If you don't pass first time around, you can keep taking the test until you pass the course.

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Evie asked:

What can this course lead you on to doing after completion?


Many of our learners use this course and certificate to support job applications as well as helping them move into further training required by their employer.

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Jacquie Buirgwin-Turner asked:

What do you carge people for pet therapy?


The price you see today is a one off fee that will include everything you need to successfully complete your course. This includes 12 months unlimited access, tutor support, your final assessment (retake if needed), and your accredited certificate emailed over on completion.

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Shelly asked:

Hiya I’m wanting to do equine therapy does your cause cover this x


Great choice! This is one of our most popular animal related courses. The course does not have a specific focus on horse care however, we do offer an Equine Behaviour and Psychology course. Check out our page to find these courses. Hope this helps!

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Pippi asked:

Is this a recognised qualification among employers?


This course is CPD Accredited which is training related to professional development and is recognised by schools and employers across the UK. This is not a formal qualification, although many of our learners use this course and certificate to help them move into further training required by their employer.

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