EQMT 300: Equine Massage Therapist 300 Hour Program
EQMT 301: On Campus, Day Class Length 8 months, September – May annually. Class is on Tuesdays from 9am-4:30pm. With one additional day (to be announced prior to that months schedule) for a total of 5 class days each month.
EQMT 302: On-Line, This class is offered year-round via web site. After course lessons have been completed, and a GPA of 75% or higher, student is then eligible to finish the course on campus with the required 50 hours (6 days), of practical (LAB), hands on training.
EQMT 303: Long Distance. “Home Study” course with 50 hour lab. Study at your own pace. This class is for highly motivated, self-disciplined individuals with a strong work ethic. Students are eligible for the hands on “LAB” section of the course after completion of the course materials/lessons and a GPA of 75% or higher. This class will be offered continually with designated weeks set through-out the year for the hands-on training. Lab has to be completed within 12 months of enrollment.
EQMT 304 : Accelerated on-campus class. This class is a 4 month intense class, 3 days a week 7 hours each day. Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am – 4pm. This class will be offered twice annually. September – January and February – May. Class size minimum three.
Scope & Sequence – Equine Massage Therapist EQMT 300 Courses
Method of Instruction: is instructor-lead, lecture, demonstrator, practical exercise, distance learning, lab, computer-assisted, video’s and other media and the self-study method.
SUCCESSFUL EQUINE MASSAGE THERAPIST:
To start and grow an equine massage practice, a student must be able to be confident and communicate with equine professionals. A graduate needs to be able to evaluate a horse and effectively treat him / her so that there’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that your work is valuable and effective. The therapeutic approach taught at Langley Equine studies is “Swedish Massage” techniques, a combination of Myo-fascial Release, Neuromuscular, and Structural Reintegration and acupressure modalities. Functional Anatomy, Anatomy of Equine Movement, Pathophysiology of Pain and Fitness are also taught. Langley Equine Studies is an intensive program of study to discover a greater level of awareness and communication between human and horse as the basis for therapeutic treatment. Successful business practices, marketing and record-keeping are also included in the core curriculum.
Sequence of course: The 300 hundred hour equine massage programs must include a minimum of instruction, related to large animals as follows:
(a) Theory & Practice in Technique: Instruction consists of seventy-five hours in general animal massage techniques. Of those 75 hours, thirty-five of those hours will be practical or hands-on instruction. The instruction will include but not be limited to, the following subjects:
- Stroking including effleurage, and gliding
- Percussions, including tapotement
- Friction, including rubbing, and gliding with pressure
- Swedish gymnastics or movements
- Petrissage or Kneading
- Range of motion and stretching
- Fascial or connective tissue stretching
- Contraindications in zoonotic diseases
- Documentation and record-keeping
- Physiological benefits
- Body-mechanics of the therapist
(b) Kinesiology instruction will consist of sixty hours. Twenty-one of those hours will be practical or hands-on instruction. The instruction will include the following subjects:
- Biomechanics, including range of motion, gait analysis, and muscle actions
- Conformation analysis
(c) Anatomy & Physiology: Consists of seventy-five hours of instruction. Twenty-one of those hours will be practical or hands-on instruction.
- The instruction in anatomy and physiology will include the function and structure of the following systems:
- Reproductive and Urinary
- The instruction in anatomy and physiology will include the relationship and effect of massage on the following systems:
- Endocrine system
- Fascial anatomy
(d) Behavior & Handling: Seventy-five hours, with twenty-one of those hours being practical or hands-on instruction. The instruction will include the following subjects:
- Breed characteristics
- Body language
- Social dynamics
- Signs of stress
- Methods of restraints