University of Gent
Third year: Introductory course on Ethology, Ethics and Animal welfare
60h theory, 45 h practicals, 80h internship extra muros
Contact: Prof. Christel Moons
Sixth and last year: Feline and canine behaviour clinic
1/2 day per week
Contact: Prof. Tiny De Keust
Odisee University College
A Postgraduate Course in Companion Animal Behaviour and Welfare in cooperation with the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB Spain) and DAVALON (Netherlands).
The course is developed for students interested in a career in the companion animal businesses, including working as a companion animal behaviour counsellor, working in the companion animal care sector such as veterinary clinics, shelters and catteries or companion animal related enterprises and organisations.
Students will learn about the behaviour, welfare and training of the species of their choice being dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and rodents. International experts in the field of companion animal behaviour counselling and welfare teach the course.
The theoretical concepts of the field will be introduced in five e-learning modules. The practical skills in handling and training of animal behaviour modification techniques and communication skills are taught in two modules consisting of practical workshops and a one-week internship.
The course starts in September 2015 and takes 2 years to complete with a course load of 46 study points, which is equal to 48 study hours per month.