Designed for both individuals interested in starting a career in equine massage or for those already in the field who wish to add certification to their credentials, this one weekend per month course will blend pedagogy with experiential learning to cover critical aspects of this discipline, leading to certification in the area. Structured as a five-hour per session Saturday and Sunday course, you will begin with an examination of equine anatomy and musculature and proceed to basic hands-on techniques to understand common conditions and pathologies. Several field trips are part of the program, including visits to local horse barns. Case studies and presentations will be part of the final evaluation.

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Equine Massage Therapy Certification

Equine Massage Therapy Certification

Topics will include the following:

  • 210 total hours of instruction, homework and research
  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Hands-on massage techniques
  • Pathologies of the equine skeletal and muscle structures
  • Alternative therapies and physiotherapies to include chiropractic, acupuncture, reiki, saddle fitting, stretching exercises
  • Identification of performance problems and corrective therapies
  • Business plan and marketing for the massage professional
  • Ethics, boundaries and business practices
  • Final written and practical examination

Textbook is included with tuition. This program not eligible for financial aid.

Course #
PRD 205 002

Class Meetings

  • Saturday, September 16, 2017, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 17, 2017, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 7, 2017, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 8, 2017, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 4, 2017, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 18, 2017, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 19, 2017, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 10, 2017, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Delaware Valley University Main Campus, Life Sciences Building, room 208

Equipment Needs

Note: the November 18 class meets in room 105, not 208


Dr. Michael M. Burak, D.C.

For questions regarding registration or payments, contact the Continuing and Professional Studies office at 215.489.4848.

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