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HATO Approved Courses

 

HATO provides online courses in animal nutrition (Certificate in Animal Nutrition), holistic animal health (Diploma in Holistic Animal Health) and herbal animal medicine (Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine). 


HATO is Australia’s leading course provider in holistic animal health care, animal herbal medicine and animal nutrition for animals! 


Enrolments

Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year for January and July intakes. Early applications will help ensure you secure a place in the next course.  

                    Student Numbers Are Strictly Limited So Apply

                                  Early To Secure Your Place!

 

You Can Watch a Brief Introduction Of Our Courses Here:   


Courses in Animal Nutrition

Please refer below for course details on the Certificate in Animal Nutrition

Once you graduate from this course you can join HATO as an Animal Nutritionist! 

To find out more, please email HATO for a Course Prospectus at: info@hato.com.au


Courses in Holistic Animal Therapies 

Please refer below for course details on the Diploma in Holistic Animal Health. 

Once you graduate from this course you can join HATO as a Holistic Animal Health Practitioner! 

To find out more, please email HATO for a Course Prospectus at: info@hato.com.au 

 

NEW Course in Herbal Animal Medicine!

The NEW Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine will take you on a fascinating journey into the naturopathic philosophy of animal health care and treating dogs, cats and horses with safe and effective plant remedies! πŸŒΏπŸƒ 

True animal wellness is fundamentally a way of life and we teach you the essential elements that are needed for optimum wellbeing! 

There are NO prerequisites - so even if you have never studied before, you can enroll in the Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine and learn powerful strategies to help restore health and wellness in pets! 

The Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine is a part-time, online course that will suit anyone seeking to learn the principles of natural animal health care and herbal medicines that are suitable for dogs, cats and horses.

This comprehensive, evidence-based course will show you how to prepare herbs for therapeutic use - right through to treating animal conditions with botanical medicines. 

You will then have the knowledge to choose the right herbs in the right amounts for dogs, cats and horses and you will understand how to prepare them in the best possible ways for your animal patients.

You will also find out the root causes of illness and the key principals involved in preventing disease and premature death in animals – and the course materials will be yours to keep for life!

Become empowered with knowledge so you can help much-loved pets achieve optimum wellbeing with medicinal plants and wholesome foods πŸŒ±πŸ‚

If you would like to take the next step to become an Animal Herbalist, please email us at info@hato.com.au with the following details to request a course prospectus:

  • ·        Your full name
  • ·        Address
  • ·        Phone number
  • ·        Email address

  

If you have always wanted to help pets heal and recover from illnesses with medicinal herbs and nutrient-dense, wholesome diets, now is the time to take the next step! πŸŒ±πŸ±πŸΆπŸ΄

The new Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine is 100% online so no attendances will be required and you can fit study in with your work commitments.
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There are NO exams or short deadlines so you can learn in a relaxed manner, without stress!

When you enroll in the Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine, we will provide you with a vast amount of knowledge in our exclusive herbal materia medica – which covers safe and effective therapeutic plant remedies for animals and their correct dosages.

This extensive, science-based course will provide you with skills and knowledge that can be used forever to help pets achieve and maintain optimum wellness!

You will also learn about nutritionally-balanced, wholesome diets and you will find out the nutrient requirements for dogs, cats and horses and some of the best sources of these nutrients!  

In addition, you will learn how to perform a holistic animal health assessment; critical insights into epigenetics and which nutrients and herbs have been scientifically proven to prevent and treat certain diseases in animals; the best ways to apply first aid in emergency situations, and much, much more!!!

If you would love to find out how to care for animals with plant medicines and nutrient-dense diets, this course may be just what you’ve been waiting for! 🐱🐢🐴

Once you graduate from this course you can join HATO as an Animal Herbalist! 

We look forward to welcoming you to our community soon!
 


Fast-Track Your Study!

The 3-year course duration for the Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine is based on students only being able to study for 4-5 hours pw. This time frame allows most people to fit the course requirements into their lives.

However, if you have more time available, you can fast-track your study and complete this course much sooner as there are no minimum completion times! If you can study around 10 hours per week, you may be able to complete the Diploma in 18 months or less.

 

Please note: HATO seeks to progress the field of holistic animal health by providing high-quality training in natural animal health and animal nutrition which, we believe, is the basis of optimum animal wellness. In line with other organisations and institutions offering an education in natural animal health, our courses do not provide an education in veterinary science or prepare students to practice any form of veterinary medicine whatsoever. However, HATO does provide educational courses on natural animal health care and natural animal nutrition and graduates can apply for membership with the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO)

Completion of a HATO course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Furthermore, our courses are taught world-wide* and formal requirements other than educational qualifications may apply to some jurisdictions around the world.  *Excluding the US and Canada.

 

Courses in Animal Bowen Therapy

HATO also provides accreditation for the canine and equine Bowen therapy courses offered by the International School of Bowen Therapy (ISBT). Please refer below for more information.  

 

Courses in Animal Homeopathy and Animal Communication

HATO does not currently approve any courses in animal homeopathy or animal communication.

If you are a course provider and offer high-quality, up to date courses in animal homeopathy or animal communication we would love to hear from you! 

Course providers must meet the HATO standards for course delivery to ensure that students receive an appropriate, effectual and useful education in the field of animal health or animal communication and graduate with a well-regarded qualification. 

If you are a well-respected, proficient course provider and would like your school or college to become an approved course provider through our organisation, please contact us at: info@hato.com.au 

 

 

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THIS IS SOME OF THE FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS.....


“It has been fantastic studying with HATO & a journey I will be forever grateful I took. The course was a pleasure to complete. Kind regards, Hannah Eaton"  

 

“I'm in LOVE with this course content and will continue to re-read it over and over. Well done for putting together such amazing information. It is something that I can/will always go back to read for clarification. The delivery was excellent and I always got a quick response for my questions. Regards, David Agius” 

 

“This is a very valuable and rewarding course to do. Annie Liosatos"  

 

“I thought the course was great and really comprehensive. I thought I was fairly well versed in feeding natural diets, based on the research I had done over several years, but I have definitely benefited enormously from completing the course and I feel much more equipped for a career in this field. Interestingly it is also now so much more obvious to me how many people working in the industry really don't have the same knowledge. I feel that I have a much firmer understanding of the actual nutritional requirements of animals and how to best meet these. I am excited to be able to help people feed their pets better and understand their needs. I found the content really interesting and simple to follow and I am so grateful for and impressed by the incredible wealth of resources provided. My queries were always responded to really quickly and helpfully. The feedback from tutors was useful too. Overall I was really pleased with the course and I'm very glad I chose to undertake it. Cheers, Clare Kearney"   

 

“I have found the course easy to follow and am really enjoying the comfortable at ‘your own’ pace. There are some weeks I am unable to commit the time and it doesn’t cause me stress, knowing I am able to make it up in future weeks. I have learnt an immense amount about commercial and natural animal diets, including the raw vs cooked natural food debate. Many Thanks, Tracey Dark" 

 

“The information regarding deficiency and toxicity was very informative as was the information regarding senior dogs, pregnant & lactating bitches as well as young puppiesI was given clarity very quickly……emails were always answered quickly and courteously explaining things clearly. I am thankful for the tutors/markers feedback which assisted me in passing. I also appreciate all involved in the administration side of things within HATO and I am thankful to graduate and start applying my skills inside my practice. Kind regards, Racheal Romeo" 

 

“I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and have greatly expanded on my knowledge of animal nutrition - thank you!  Regards, Tanya Arnold"

 

“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity of studying Animal Nutrition with HATO. This course has been very interesting and fulfilling”. Best regards, Megan Saville 

 

The content of the course was extremely interesting with plenty of information given. Staff were very helpful and quick to respond to queries and the feedback from tutors to my queries was in-depth and relevant. Thanks for all your help and reassurance along the wayBest Regards, Mandie Jee” 

 

“Thankyou for this amazing course, I loved learning all about Animal Nutrition. The number 1 take away from this course is the knowledge of being able to teach people to be able to look after their animals so they are healthy, happy and live a long life on natural feeds. I found everything needed in the course for nutrition for animals. The content was fantastic and easy to follow. The staff on the occasion I emailed were quick to respond and helpful with positive feedback. I would highly recommend this course if your passion is to help our beautiful animals. Thankyou again for putting this course together to help us, to help people, to be able to help our pets. Loved it. Kind regards Lindy Peaker”

 

“I found the course to be extremely thorough, and useful. It is written and presented in a way that is easy to understand. Staff were helpful, and inquiries are promptly answered. Regards, Pearl Phuangketkeow”   


We are very happy to hear that our students enjoy studying with HATO so much and we are really pleased that our graduates are able to apply their knowledge and help animals throughout the world! 

To enrol in our next course intake or to find out more, please email HATO at: info@hato.com.au

 

WHY STUDY WITH US?


We set out from the start to develop highly relevant, evidence-based courses on natural animal health and some of the best animal health professionals from around the world have helped us create truly valuable and informative courses that are incomparable to others. 

We are extremely proud of our courses and the positive feedback we receive from our students proves that we have developed high-quality courses that allow our students to graduate feeling confident and competent and ready to apply their new skills and knowledge.  

These are some of the benefits of choosing HATO as your course provider:

* HATO is Australia’s leading course provider in holistic animal health care and animal nutrition for animals!

* We have a long history in the field of natural medicine for animals and we are pioneers in this invaluable area of animal care. 

* Our student support is second to none. We pride ourselves on helping our students progress through their study with ease. Our student feedback confirms how much our students enjoy studying with us! 

* We now have students all around the world* as our courses are delivered online and there are no attendance requirements - so you can study with us no matter where you live*! 

* Our courses are self-paced so, unlike most courses, there is no pressure to meet tight deadlines.

* Our courses do not have exams – so students do not experience any exam stress.  

* Our students benefit from small class sizes which allows each student to receive individual attention and the utmost support.

* We have one of the highest retention rates of students in the industry which proves the delivery of our courses meets our student’s requirements. 

* Our courses cover dogs, cats and horses – so you do not need to enrol in different courses to learn about the requirements of each animal species. However, in the Certificate in Animal Nutrition you do get the opportunity to concentrate on one animal species of your choice so you understand their requirements on a deeper level.

* We employed the very best course developers to create courses that were applicable to the natural animal health field and were evidence-based. Our courses were developed by well-qualified animal health professionals including veterinarians, zoologists, and animal naturopaths.

* Our courses are very affordable compared to others in the industry – yet we deliver one of the most comprehensive educations in the field of natural animal nutrition and holistic animal health anywhere in the world.

* As our courses are delivered online, you can study anywhere at any time.

* Our courses are evidence-based and the content is updated regularly to ensure our students are taught relevant, current and informative course content that may be incomparable to others. 

* Our course developers and tutors are not only well-qualified in their respective fields, they also have many years of experience in the animal health field. This allows us to teach extremely useful course content that is easy to apply!

* Before enrolling in a course, you need to ensure the course provider can be trusted to deliver accurate course content on animal health. Some course providers are not well qualified in animal health at all, nor do they have the necessary experience in helping animals to provide a truly useful education when it comes to supporting the wellbeing of animals.

* We provide an extensive amount of applicable, valuable course content to ensure you develop a thorough understanding of each topic covered. We educate you to become competent and skilled so you can graduate with confidence. 

* Importantly, you can save our informative, clinically-relevant course notes to your computer so they can be used as a handy reference guide once you graduate. This can be invaluable for referring to in practice. Please Note: Most course providers do not provide their students with course material to retain.  

* There are no prerequisites required for our Certificate in Animal Nutrition and this course leads on to our Diploma in Holistic Animal Health if you want to increase your knowledge. There are also no prerequisites for our NEW Diploma in Animal Herbal Medicine so you can enrol straight into this course even if you have never studied before! 

* All of our students receive free student membership with the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO).

When you graduate, you can apply for membership with the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO), one of the most trusted, oldest organisations for holistic animal health professionals in Australia. 

 *Excluding the US and Canada.

  

                                                                      

Hato’s mission is to empower and support natural animal health practitioners and animal nutritionists by progressing the field of holistic animal health care and natural animal nutrition. 

When choosing a course provider, ensure the organisation you choose to study with is aligned with the type of community you want to become part of once you graduate.  

HATO has a long history of supporting the field of natural animal health care. Unlike some other organisations, HATO has only ever supported natural animal health practitioners – we have never been aligned with natural therapies for humans or allied health professions!

HATO was established exclusively to advocate for the holistic animal health field and will always serve this purpose with passion and integrity. 

 

 

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CERTIFICATE IN ANIMAL NUTRITION  

 

HATO offers a Certificate in Animal Nutrition course for students world-wide*.

There are no prerequisites for the Certificate in Animal Nutrition and this course will provide you with a much greater understanding of the correct nutrition for dogs, cats and horses and the principles of natural nutrition.

You will learn which nutrients animal's require to prevent disease at various life stages and you will also find out the advantages and disadvantages of various feeding methods so that you can identify the requirements for optimal animal nutrition.

Complete, Natural Nutrition is the Basis of a Healthy Life for Animals – Find Out How To Help Animals in One of The Best Ways Possible! 

More and more pet owners are seeking professional advice for the correct nutrition for their dogs, cats and horses so if you have an interest in natural nutrition and would like to be part of the growing field of natural animal health, enrol in our Certificate in Animal Nutrition today. 

Graduates of this course can join our growing community of animal nutritionists and natural animal health practitioners!

Gain the Skills and Knowledge to Become an Animal Nutritionist and Live Your Passion!

The Certificate in Animal Nutrition is a part-time, online course that is designed to be completed over 12 months. There are no prerequisites and no text books are required as all of the course content and resources are provided online. Unlike most other online courses, our courses also provide you with important information in pdf files that can be used as handy reference guides in the future. The course fees are $1,297 (AU) plus an annual administration fee of $98 (AU). 

Please note: Course fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. 

As our course fees are so affordable we do not offer payment plans and course fees must be paid in full at the time of application. 

Apply now to secure your place.

Our aim is for our students to learn in a stress-free, fun and enjoyable way so we do not have short deadlines, exams or expensive text books in this course. Our students are world-wide* so you can study anywhere at any time!

 

Please note: HATO offers courses to students world-wide* and licensing requirements regarding the treatment of animals may vary for each country, state, territory and county. Completion of a HATO course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (e.g. licensing, professional registration, etc.) may also apply to some jurisdictions around the world.  

*Excluding the US and Canada.

 

Our Animal Nutrition course is one of the most informative, affordable, interesting, online courses in the world!  

YOU WILL LEARN....

* The essential roles of vitamins and minerals for animal health.  

* The best sources of all of the major nutrients for dogs, cats and horses. Some of these may surprise you! 

* Signs of common nutritional deficiencies in animals and which nutrients are required for optimum wellbeing. 

* The dietary requirements of dogs, cats and horses at various life stages. 

* Disease prevention for dogs, cats and horses through correct nutrition. 

* Foods to avoid in small animals.

* A basic understanding of the digestive function of various animals. 

* The advantages and disadvantages of commercial diets compared to natural feeding practices.

* An overview of pasture management for equine wellness.

* And much, much more......

 

COURSE ASSESSMENT  

This is a Learn-As-You-Go course with assessments comprising of two assignments:

* Assignment One: Review questions on animal nutrition and a short essay comparing commercial diets with natural feeding methods.                                     

* Assignment Two: This assignment allows you to choose from dogs, cats or horses and develop an appropriate eating plan for that animal species based on the course information provided. 

No exams are required and, unlike most courses, there are no short deadlines. 

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate in Animal Nutrition and can apply for membership as an Animal Nutritionist with the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO).   

Please note: There are no prerequisites for this course and enrolments are open to students world-wide*. 

 *Excluding the US and Canada.

 

DIPLOMA IN HOLISTIC ANIMAL HEALTH

  • Have you always wanted to help animals? 
  • Do you have an interest in natural therapies and holistic animal health?
  • Are you seeking a course that is self-paced and online so that you can still meet work and life commitments and study at the same time? 
  • If you are passionate about helping animals and would like to learn about natural animal health care, our Diploma in Holistic Animal Health may be just what you have been searching for!

                                   

Around the world there has been renewed interest in holistic animal health care as people seek safe and effective ways of supporting and maintaining the health and wellbeing of their pets. This renaissance in natural animal health care has seen an increase in animal owners seeking informed advice on holistic animal health care for their dogs, cats and horses. 

The Diploma in Holistic Animal Health aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of natural animal health. 

This well-researched, science-based course allows students to understand some of the best ways they can improve and support the wellbeing of our animal companions. 

 

The Diploma in Holistic Animal Health is open to students world-wide (excluding the US & Canada) as there is no need to travel and attend lectures so you can complete your studies anywhere at anytime! 

If you are seeking an up to date, evidence-based course in natural animal health and you require flexible study times and affordable course fees this course may be just what you have been searching for. 

The course fees for the Diploma in Holistic Animal Health are $4,297* (when paid in full upfront).

The following payment option is also available: Pay per Unit: $799* per unit (total course costs will be $4,794 for 6 units) * Plus an annual administration fee of $98 (AU). 

We pride ourselves on offering one of the best and most affordable courses available in holistic animal health and our course is one of the few being offered that has been developed by holistic veterinarians, zoologists, well-qualified animal naturopaths and other animal health professionals who have many years of experience in the animal health field. This is in contrast to many other animal-related courses being offered by other course providers that have not been developed by animal health professionals. 

When comparing courses from other educational institutions, we encourage you to investigate how the courses were developed and the level of training the course writers and developers have had in animal health. Importantly, we recommend that you only enrol in a course that was developed by animal health professionals - not by those only trained in human health care as there are vast differences between these two fields of health. Our courses were developed by qualified holistic veterinarians and other veterinarians, Zoologists, well-qualified animal naturopaths and other highly-qualified animal health professionals.   

If you are passionate about helping animals and would like to learn about evidence-based, natural animal therapies, email us at: info@hato.com.au with your name, address, email address and phone number and request a course prospectus. 

Please note: The Certificate in Animal Nutrition is a prerequisite for the Diploma in Holistic Animal Health so why don’t you enrol in the nutrition course today?  

 

Graduates of the Diploma in Holistic Animal Health will be able to apply for membership with the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation and can access professional indemnity insurance through our affiliated insurer. 

The course is designed to be studied part-time over two years and is a self-paced, online course. Unlike many other online courses, our courses also provide you with important information in pdf files that you can continue to refer to once you graduate.

Assessments for this course include review questions, short essays, multiple choice questions and a research project (in the final unit). Exams are not required.  

Advanced Standing - Candidates who have completed accredited study in animal anatomy and physiology, animal first aid, natural health philosophy or herbal medicine animal courses, may be eligible to receive advanced standing towards the Diploma in Holistic Animal Health

You can continue to work while studying in the wonderful field of natural animal health! 

Please note: In line with other organisations and institutions offering an education in natural animal health and animal nutrition, our courses do not provide an education in veterinary science or prepare students to practice any form of veterinary medicine. HATO offers courses to students world-wide* and licensing requirements regarding the treatment of animals may vary for each country, state, territory and county. Completion of a HATO course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (e.g. licensing, professional registration, etc.) may also apply to some jurisdictions. However, HATO does provide educational courses in the principals of safe and effective natural animal health care and natural animal nutrition and graduates can apply for membership with the Holistic Animal Therapy Organisation (HATO).

*Excluding the US and Canada.

 

INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF BOWEN THERAPY (ISBT)

ISBT-Canine and Equine Bowen Therapy is a recognized interpretation of the work of renowned Australian manual therapist, Thomas (Tom) Ambrose Bowen (1916-82). 

ISBT conducts Canine and Equine courses that teach techniques designed to maintain and improve the health of animals.   

ISBT can provide a positive impact on the body’s connective tissue network and can assist with repair and recovery and help maintain general health. It is suitable for animals of any age, from pets to high performance animals. 

ISBT offers courses for professionals, non-professionals and animal owners. 

Training courses in ISBT provide an opportunity to:

  • ·         Develop a new career
  • ·         Change the direction of your existing career
  • ·         Greatly enhance your bodywork skills 

ISBT-Bowen therapy is a stand-alone manual therapy or it can be used in conjunction with other treatment methods.

Graduates of the ISBT Canine Bowen Therapy course (Level Four) or the ISBT Equine Bowen Therapy course (Level Four) will be eligible to apply for HATO practitioner membership as an approved ISBT Bowen therapy practitioner. 

The courses are offered throughout Australia and overseas.

Please Note: Attendance is required (these courses require hands-on training and are not taught by distance education). 

For information on the ISBT courses please email the ISBT office: isbt@bigpond.com

Or visit the ISBT website: www.bowen-therapy.com 

 

 

 


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HATO is currently seeking to approve professional, high-quality courses in the following areas of natural animal health:

   

* Massage-related courses for dogs, horses and other animals

* Tellington T-Touch courses

* Pet Homeopathy Training courses

* Iris analysis for animals

* Courses on animal behaviour, animal communication and other related training

* Other courses in natural animal health 

 

If you are a course provider and would like your school or college to become an approved course provider through our organisation, please contact us at: info@hato.com.au to enquire about an application for course approval. If you meet the HATO course criteria, all relevant course enquiries that we receive from the general public will be referred to your school or college once you have received course accreditation.