Evidence-Based Equine Rehabilitation from AASS

Register directly with AASS ; current tuition US$3500
How and why does a horse get injured? What to do when this happens?

The unique online Evidence-Based Equine Rehabilitation course from the Academy of Animal Sport Science (AASS) answers all the questions! Accessible to everyone who wants to learn, this course is jam-packed with the latest information on all the key topics in equine sports therapy and rehabilitation! All 37 lectures in this RACE-approved course are presented by the world’s leading specialists, with professional audio narrations, video materials, interactive self-quizzes and group discussions for each topic. The ASTR program provides invaluable ‘find it nowhere else’ information for veterinarians, equine professionals, trainers and horse owners, who are interested in sport horse performance!

Eligible licensed equine professionals can continue with the residential practical course (the longest in the industry!) and pursue the full AASS Animal Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation certification.  Applications from prospective participants who hold other qualifying degrees will be reviewed on an individual basis – contact the AASS Course Office for further information (office@academyofanimalsportscience.com).

Study in your own time, from anywhere in the world, and learn from the best professionals in the field!

Course Duration: 
This module takes 67 hours to complete all lectures in full, including the guided study and self-quizzes at the end of each lecture, as well as the final examination. Students have one year from the date of registration to complete all 37 lectures, guided study and accompanying self-quizzes. One month is allowed to complete the final exam, once this has been requested.

Educational Objectives:

  • Comprehend the parameters of animal rehabilitation and the surrounding regulatory issues
  • Create a comprehensive rehabilitation program for various conditions in the horse, utilizing reasonable time frames for appropriate treatments
  • Understand comparative anatomy between the horse, dog, and human
  • Discuss the various causes of equine lameness
  • Recognize differences between clinical and therapeutic approaches to neurological cases as compared to lameness cases
  • Understand equine conformation, and how this can relate to acquired lameness or performance issues
  • Recognize the need of the team approach in the care, examination and rehabilitation approach of the horse
  • Determine which cases and conditions are suitable candidates for rehabilitation therapy
  • Understand different therapeutic modalities, and choose the appropriate modality for each particular case
  • Create appropriate case intake forms for documentation
  • Understand the varied possible outcomes with specific rehabilitation procedures
  • Be familiar with emerging modalities in equine rehabilitation, and be able to discuss these with fellow professionals
  • Learn how to critically evaluate scientific literature and research manuscripts
  • Understand the causes of injury to tendons and ligaments, and the musculoskeletal system, as well as the healing process of these structures, and how to measure their response to therapeutic intervention.
Please register directly at https://www.academyofanimalsportscience.com/course/module-2/

Course is offered online on an ongoing basis.