Online Course

Advanced Certificate in canine Hydrotherapy Treatment Techniques

This online course is perfect for canine therapists already in practice, wishing to advance their hydrotherapy treatment techniques.

Expand your existing “therapeutic treatment toolbox” to advance your practice for the dogs in your professional care.

Our bespoke Online Course Manual  devised specifically for you to progress your knowledge and integrate with your clinical skills. This Manual is packed full of our unique detailed instructional Canine Technical Videos (K9TVs), K9HS OneShot videos, useful video links, scripted information in helpful sections, case studies, clinical tools, downloadable PDFs, clinical tips and guided tasks.

Learn advanced techniques with real dogs in real clinic environments 

Our instructional Canine Technical Videos (K9TVs) show real clinical practice supported with detailed instructional clinical skill demonstrations. We know that Canine Movement Enrichment techniques have a very high rating value of proprioception.

This includes Canine  Enrichment and Therapeutic Handling techniques. Working with the dog to improve their natural balanced stance, postures and motion, significantly impacts the quality of canine movement and leads to happy, healthy dogs.

We build on your level 3 and 4 canine hydrotherapy training and explore advanced clinical skills. This will progress your techniques you can offer to the complex orthopaedic, neurological, elderly and musculoskeletal canine patient. Effective canine conditioning and fitness work also uses these advanced techniques and proven concepts, achieving consistently excellent results.

All the videos we produce are supported with clinical instruction, downloadable resources, case studies, useful templates and informative links. You choose when and where you study, at your pace and on your terms. You can watch each video as many times as you wish and the course is fully compatible with Apple and Android on mobile, tablet and computer.

Course Units

When you purchase the complete course, you have access to all six units which are released weekly over a period of six weeks. This includes full access to the additional resources and the K9HS Courses Community Group.

If you choose to purchase a single unit you have access to this unit, the additional resources and the K9HS Community Group straight after purchase.

The six units are stand alone topics, as well as brilliantly dovetailing with each other as you systematically progress through the course from Unit 1 to Unit 6.

BONUS

If you purchase a unit or the full course, we offer you an extra free resource where you can review the new canine anatomy and canine physiology units from our ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy. 

 

To start this course you will need to fill out a short online application form by clicking on the Ready to Enrol button, agree to our terms and book a discovery chat with Barbara Houlding. This chat is to ensure that the course is a good fit for your needs and canine clinical experience.

Unsure if this course is a good fit for you, or have questions or concerns? Wish to book an interview
Email Barbara: info@k9hscourses.com to book your discovery chat and for more information.

What assignment tasks are required?

The course requirements include answering questions within downloadable workbooks provided for you in the course materials.

Some of these tasks may require you to identify and discuss muscles and their function, devise therapeutic equipment lists, complete projects and provide written case summaries of canine cases you’ve worked with.

In a number of sections of each unit you will be asked to record a short video of yourself implementing specific treatment techniques to demonstrate your skills and understanding. You will have workbooks for each unit to complete and electronically upload.

 

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for canine hydrotherapists, physiotherapists, animal therapists, veterinary nurses and veterinary professionals wishing to advance their hydrotherapy clinical skills.

We strongly recommend as a minimum that you have completed the SEG- ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy or equivalent.

Level 5 Advanced Certificate pricing;

Single course units are £297
All 6 units are £1497 (2-payment plan is available)

 Course Credentials

This course has been fully approved and endorsed by the Institute of Registered Veterinary and Animal Physiotherapists (IRVAP) and its sub group; Institute of Canine Hydrotherapists (ICH)

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for it’s high quality, non-regulated provision and training programme.

 

In order to purchase this course (individual units or the full course), you will be redirected to a Level 5 acceptance form and link following your discovery chat. This link is where you will finalise your purchase and use to register onto our learning platform, to access the course materials. 

1. Click on the Ready to Enrol button and complete the form

2. Email Barbara to book your chat and ask your questions: info@k9hscourses.com

3. Receive email from K9HS with the purchase links for the Units of your choice

Not sure if this course is a good fit for you, or have questions/concerns?
Email and book a call with Barbara for more information.

This endorsed course consists of six units and 245 course hours of  study, with a flexible format that provides you with choices. You choose when and where you study, so it is on your terms and fits around your work and home commitments. There are no travel costs or hidden extras and we bring all the resources to you, wherever you are based.

We offer you different study options to choose from, so you can build your level 5 Advanced Certificate over a time frame that works best for you;

  1.  You can decide to purchase and study a single unit and have one year to complete your studies
  2. You can chose to fast track your studies and purchase the complete course of six units to study over a two year period. You can opt for a two part payment plan for option 2
  3. You have unlimited and free access to our private online K9HS Courses Community Group full of additional resources, links and support for the length of your studies

To achieve your Advanced Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Canine Hydrotherapy Treatment Techniques you need to successfully complete all six units. You will receive a Unit Certificate of Completion for each unit you achieve. 

The course design integrates all six units so you have a coherent study flow from one unit to the next, to progress your canine clinical skills and hydrotherapy practice over the whole course. We feel it’s important for you to enjoy your learning journey and multi resource around each topic.

We share the latest techniques developed from proven clinical expertise and a sound base of science to expand your “therapeutic toolbox“. This will optimise the hydrotherapy treatments you offer to the dogs and owners in your professional care, improving their lives.

 “Having qualified as a Level 3 Hydrotherapist, I wanted to extend my skills further and the Level 5 Advanced Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy Treatment Techniques has certainly helped me to do this. The distance learning has been a perfect way to develop my knowledge, at my own pace.

The support I have received from Barbara has been excellent; this year has been challenging with Covid-19, but Barbara has helped me to continue with my qualification throughout. I must admit I was a little unsure about completing video evidence for this course, but the reinforcement of the knowledge by doing this has been incredibly beneficial and much easier to do than I anticipated.

Overall, the skills I have learnt during this course will help me to enhance my practice further and provide a more holistic treatment plan for my clients. I look forward to more K9HS courses in the future, thank you!

– Abigail Pritchard, Level 5 Advanced Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy practitioner

FAQs

How advanced is the material?

The Level 5 material builds on the Level 4 Diploma in Canine Hydrotherapy. It dives into more depth to explore the science behind the advanced treatment techniques linked ot details of the application of each clinical tecnique. This assists a deep learning and clinical skill acquisiton to optimise your progression and expansion of your canine therapeutic toolbox.

Why can't I just buy the course?

This course contains advanced material and is accredited by IRVAP– ICH and endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme, which means we must do our due diligence in making sure that course candidates fully understand the requirements and expectations of this course. We also want to ensure that the course is a good fit for your needs as a canine therapist. By filling out the online forms and completing a chat with Barbara, we can review your needs and ensure that this course aligns with your specific career goals.

What assessments do i need to complete?

There are no formal examinations. You have to complete a variety of clinical assignments relevant for advanced canine practice. This will include taking videos of your self demonstrating a technique, building annotated storyboards, writing case studies, clinical reflection and completing your Unit Workbook. Each assignment includes a professional discussion following your online submission of your work for marking and moderation.

do i need to buy books + additional learning materials?

We provide you with all the resources you need to achieve your award. Our resources are expansive and include our own instructional videos (K9TV and OneShots), video links, written resources, templates, case studies, downloadable pdfs, interactive seminars, reading list and ongoing support and mentoring through our private K9HS Courses Community. As an extra bonus we offer you free access to our canine anatomy and canine physiology units that are part of our Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy. This is ideal for you to dip in and out of as an extra review alongside your own level 3 notes you produced to achieve your L3 Certificate.

What if I need more time to complete my studies?

We know life throws curve balls every now and then, so if you find you need additional time to complete your unit or the course, you can request extenuating circumstances (IC).  You need to formally apply in writing to Barbara for an agreed extension period and we work with you to find a solution for your specific needs.

what is the quality licence scheme?

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. This course been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programme. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We are able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.