Purpose: To understand the relationship between how the equine body is composed, how it works and the impact massage therapy will have on these systems.
Course Information: Detailed training in equine anatomy and physiology; equine biomechanics and kinesiology; understanding the relationship between anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology and massage therapy in horses. The course involves the use of three textbooks used by the Veterinary Nursing Program in the U.K. and 18 hours of classroom instruction. The course is designed to give the students the necessary information in order to understand the relationship between how the body is composed, how it works and the impact massage therapy will have on these systems. Knowledge level upon successful completion on the course will be equivalent to that of a Veterinary Nurse/Technician. Students will be provided with a free comprehensive manual. There are required textbooks, please scroll down for details.
What you can expect to learn in this course:
- The cell and cellular processes
- Integumentary System
- Muscular System
- Skeletal System
- Cardiovascular System
- Respiratory System
- Lymphatic System
- Nervous System
- Endocrine System
- Urinary System
- Digestive System
- Normal functioning of the above systems.
- Pathophysiology of the above systems.
- Anatomical terminology.
- The relationship between anatomy, physiology and the rehabilitation process.
NOTE Advanced Standing: If you feel you have the knowledge to successfully “test out” of this course and go right to the Equine Massage Course, please email us. There is NO testing out of either the Equine Massage Course.
First, you will need to be signed up for Equine Massage Course. The test will be taken at your home and you will have two hours to complete it (done through email). The cost to administer the test is: $75. This fee is non-refundable. If you pass, you will enter the Equine Massage Course. If you fail, you will have one more chance (a new test, no additional fee) to pass and then, if you fail again, we will advise you to take the Anatomy and Physiology course. You will not advance to the Equine Massage Course until you successfully pass the exam. The $75 USD fee will NOT count toward tuition costs.
Course Completion Deadline: This course must be completed in entirety within 4 months from the date of registration.
Students are required to purchase the following textbooks (Click on title to order).
Students need to have ONE of the following anatomy and physiology books:
Tartaglia, Louise and Waugh, Anne.Veterinary Physiology and Applied Anatomy – Revised Reprint: A Textbook for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians, Butterworth-Heinemann, London England, 2005
Reece, William O., Functional Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals 4th Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009
Bassert, Joanna M., and Colville, Thomas P., Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians 2nd edition, Mosby, 2007
In addition, students nee to have ONE of the following colouring books:
Kapit, Wynn., Macey, Robert I., Meisami, Esmail., The Physiology Coloring Book 2nd Edition, Benjamin Cummings, 1999
Kanier, Robert A. and McCracken, Thomas O. Horse Anatomy, A Coloring Atlas, Alpine Publications, Loveland, Colorado, 1998
Students will need access to a Medical Dictionary either hard copy or online.
Instructor: Sheilagh O’Sullivan
Course Length: Twelve 90 minute sessions
Course Fee –
Payment Plan Available of three monthly payments of $200.00 USD per month.
Please read the Payment Plan policy.
Access to this course will expire in 4 months. Therefore, you have 4 months to complete this course from the date of registration.
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