What are the eligibility requirements for admission to the CCFT program?
Intended Audience: We have students from a variety of backgrounds in canine fitness, exercise, dog training and other related fields that enroll in our program. Student backgrounds include (but not limited to):
Certified Dog Trainers
Dock Diving Professionals
Canine Exercise and Fitness Trainers
Field Trial Professionals
Military and Police Background
Search and Rescue Professionals
Veterinarians / Veterinary Technicians
Canine Physiotherapy Professionals
What are the graduation requirements to complete the CCFT program?
A student must complete the following requirements to complete the CCFT program
- Successful completion of the CCFT I online lecture coursework
- Successful completion of the CCFT II Hands-on Lab course
- Completion of the required case studies and approval by the faculty
- Students must pass the final exam
Are there any prerequisite courses required before enrollment?
No prerequisite courses are required if you are admitted to the program
How long do I have access to the CCFT online lecture course?
A student is granted one-year’s access to the online coursework from the day of enrollment. Additional time can be granted for a fee of 10% of the online course purchase price.
Does the course cover any topics in canine rehabilitation and physical therapy?
This course is focused on canine fitness, exercise, conditioning, and behavior. We do NOT teach or cover any topics related to canine physical rehabilitation. We will have discussions on when to stop a conditioning program and refer a dog to a veterinarian.
After successful completion of the CCFT Program, am I eligible for the Certified Canine Rehabilitation Program (CCRP) through the University of Tennessee?
The Certified Canine Rehabilitation Program (CCRP) is open for admission only to Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians, Physical Therapists, and Physical Therapy Assistants. Current students of these disciplines may also be eligible for the CCFT program.