The Role of Stress


Learn how stress affects your animals and how to reduce it.  It’s the key to good health. Step 3 in the APA certificate path or a stand alone course of 16 hours CPD.



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This Course is for You

If you live or work with animals it’s important to understand the physiological and mental consequences of stress, and how it impacts animal well-being.  Understanding stress, what causes it and how to alleviate it is the key to creating a healthy environment for our domestic animals. Through understanding evolutionary needs of a species we can minimise stress to keep it in a healthy balance. CPD hours are printed on the certificate. This is also Unit 3 of the APA1 Certificate course

You Will Learn

  • What we mean by “stress”
  • Common causes of stress for domestic animals
  • How stress affects the body
  • How to recognise stress
  • Why some animals suffer from stress more than others
  • How to reduce stress through management and self-selecting aromatics

Course Format

 Each lesson is approximately 4 hours study, and includes written and video components for ease of learning. There are also simple quizzes to help you integrate your learning. You will receive a Certificate of Completion with 16 hours study. This online course allows you to study any time, any place. Access to each lesson opens as you complete the previous one, allowing you to set your own pace. Nayana is your personal mentor, available to answer your questions via email anytime, your learning is important to her.


More Benefits


Upon completion of all the lessons and quizzes. You will receive a downloadable Certificate of Completion with 16 hours study

Download PDF

All of the course content can be downloaded in a PDF file so it is yours to refer to whenever you wish.

Access to Teacher

Nayana has been teaching courses on animal wellness since 2000. She is available to answer any questions you have.