Course Descriptions

EQMT (Equine Massage Therapist) Classes are offered in 100 or 300 hour course of study (as per WA State laws) and in three formats:
     1. On-campus: lecture and hands on training. There are day and night classes with one, two and three day a week schedules.
     2. On-line: via the internet on the Langley Equine Studies web site, enrollment is year-round. This class utilizes weekly lesson plans and is time sensitive. WA State residents are required to attend LAB -101 as per State laws to fulfill hands on hours. International or Out of State student’s whose own region/States do not require licensing and or mandatory hands on hours are not subjected to Lab -101, these students will receive hands on instruction via video labs. For “Out of State” students who desire the one on one live instruction, the lab is an extra option. If students want to qualify for the “National” NBCAAM certification exam, then the hands on hours are required.
     3. Long Distance: (home study) this class utilizes the Langley Equine Studies text book, course materials and videos, (no internet access). Enrollment is year-round. Students will study at their own pace (not subject to the weekly lesson plan of the on-line class), completion within 12 months from entrance date. WA State residents are required to attend LAB -101 as per State laws to fulfill hands on hours. International or “Out of State” student’s whose own States do not require licensing and or mandatory hands on hours are not subjected to Lab-101.  These students will receive hands on instruction via video. If “Out of State” students desire the one on one live instruction then the lab is an extra option. If students want to qualify for the “National” NBCAAM certification exam then the hands on hours are required. This class is for highly motivated, self-disciplined individuals with a strong work ethic that can keep them-selves on task.

The EQMT 100 and 300 hour  series of classes are a full body massage approach specializing in traditional “Swedish” Massage techniques and is not limited to  “Sports” massage only. Sports massage is taught in the course (especially Stress Point work) but is not the only emphasis. Langley Equine Studies specializes in rehabilitative care, foundation massage, myo-fascial release, structural integration and neuro-muscular body work. We also introduce our students to adjunct therapies such as micro-current stimulation, sound-wave and light therapy.

The EQMT 100 series of classes are for licensed human massage therapist, who wants to add “equine” massage to their license or certifications.

     WA State Students: On-line or Long Distance includes 10 weekly lessons (50 Hours)  + Lab – 101 (50 hours hands on live instruction).

     Out of State Students: On-Line and Long Distance students from States that do not regulate equine massage, includes 15 lessons and how to videos (doesn’t require “Lab”, but it is highly recommended. Students will need to be able to send video representation of their massage skills to instructor through-out course, for practical evaluation.

The EQMT 300 series of classes are for students who do not have a human massage license. This course includes 40 weekly lessons.

     WA State Students: On-line or Long-Distance students are required to take the 50 hour hands on Lab–101, after completing 250 hours of course material.

     Out of State Students: On-Line and Long Distance students from States that do not regulate equine massage, includes 40 Lessons and “how to” videos. This option doesn’t require Lab-101 but it is highly recommended. Students will need to be able to send video representation of their massage skills to instructor through-out course, for practical evaluation. This course is an in-depth comprehensive class, requiring considerable effort, time and dedication. A student needs to be self-motivated and study outside of class. Successful students need to prepare to study a minimum of 10 hours outside of class a week to succeed.

“YOU WILL LEARN”

Anatomy & Physiology:
Systems of the body & Functions
Kinesiology: Study of movement
Massage Technique: Basic to Advance
Pathology: Equine diseases
Muscles & Fascia
Conformation vs Posture
Gait analysis
Fitness & Nutrition
Business Practices
First Aid / Behavior & Handling

Trigger Point Therapy
Acupressure Point Therapy
Myo-fascial Release
Equine Fitness & Injury Prevention
Fundamentals of Equine Massage
Advanced Equine Sports Massage
Aromatherapy For Horses