100 hour program, two classes:
EQMT 101 On Campus
EQMT 102 On-Line
Sequence of Course: Washington State RCW’s regulating (as per Department of Health Board of Massage), Equine Massage RCW 246-830-435 Animal massage training.
Theory & Practice (25 Hours)
Kinesiology (25 Hours)
Anatomy & Physiology (20 Hours)
First Aid (4 Hours)
Behavior & Handling (26 Hours)
- For the purpose of animal massage practitioner endorsement as provided in chapter 18.108 RCW, board approval will be given to any training that consists of a minimum of one hundred hours. An hour of training is defined as fifty minutes out of a clock hour of actual instructional time.
- These one hundred hours must consist of the following:
(a) Twenty-five hours of animal massage technique;
(b) Twenty-five hours of animal kinesiology;
(c) Twenty hours of animal anatomy and physiology;
(d) Four hours of animal first aid which includes knowledge of normal vital signs,
identification of emergency or life threatening situations, emergency first-aid application,
and legal boundaries of emergency situations; and
(e) Twenty-six hours of proper handling techniques which must include instruction on the
ability to control the animal to minimize risk of harm to the animal and the animal
Statutory Authority: RCW 18.108.230(5). 03-11-033, § 246-830-435, filed 5/15/03, effective 6/15/03.