BPP University

BPP University

Animal Therapy

This programme provides a career path for those with a degree in equine science to become a professional animal manipulator. It offers a mix of academic knowledge and practical hands-on skills in equine and canine massage - from which you can start to build an animal therapy business. It is also an entry route into the MSc Animal Manipulation programme that will train you in animal manipulation using chiropractic techniques.

Entry requirements

All applicants must: satisfy the interviewers of their aptitude for animal work; provide evidence of an up-to-date tetanus vaccination and provide adequate personal liability insurance; complete an examination on safe handling of animals. For those applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each element) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Fundamentals of business and professionalism; introduction to research; practical skills; animal handling and massage.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by written examination, assignments, oral presentation and practical assessment.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Graduate Diploma Part-time weekend - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Abingdon Abingdon OX14 1BZ South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
03331 223 604