(Align to Level 6)
As many Equine Therapists are aware, anyone can use the title Equine Physiotherapist, Veterinary Physiotherapist etc without restriction but we are cautious of using such titles as we do not want to give the impression that we have attended certain courses when we haven’t.
Here at EMA, we know we are better trained than many in animal therapy and along with the unrivalled continuing professional development (CPD) we offer, we don’t want to be compared with any others in the equine therapy industry.
We stand out in our own right for the quality of training our students receive and the outstanding service we offer as Therapists to horses.
This Master status is something you can aim for after you have qualified with us as a Therapist. But you don’t have to follow this pathway its purely optional – you can choose to only do a few CPD courses with us to enhance your skills and knowledge and will still be a great Therapist. However, some strive to be a Master so we offer the route for them to accomplish this.
You need to complete either:
Advanced Practitioner in Equine Integrative Support Therapies
Practitioner in Equine Sports & Remedial Massage (with the top up of Module 2)
Racehorse Integrative Support Therapies
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
The CPD points which are determined as credits are not totally based on the content of each course, because some courses such as the Equine Emergency First Aid are not huge in content but gain you extremely valuable skills and 2 CPD points. Whereas the Advanced Assessment & Prescription for Performance and Rehabilitation has a large content (5 manuals) but 2 CPD credits also. We want our Therapists to choose courses that will be value to them as a Master not necessarily based on numbers i.e.CPD credits.
You need to gain 40 CPD credits from any of our equine on-line or attended CPD courses. Most courses online and attended count as 2 CPD credits. One exception is the K-Taping Part 1, 2, and 3 all parts make up one full certificate and count as 2 CPD credits not 3. The CPD you undertake is your own choice but the essential CPD that you must show that you have taken is:
Equine Kinesio Taping parts 1, 2, 3
Horse Bit and Bridle Assessment
Equine Craniosacral Therapy
Advanced Myofascial Release and Kinetic Chains
Advanced Assessment & Prescription for Performance and Rehabilitation
Equine Emergency First Aid
Equine Conformation Biomechanics and Beyond
The Full Extent of Equine Lameness
Training from an Anatomical Perspective
Both of our other professional equine career courses: Practitioner in Equine Botanical Choices (Zoopharmacognosy) and Equine Health & Nutrition Management also can count each as 3 CPD points. Also, any courses completed through our affiliation with the London School of Animal Osteopathy (see link in the CPD section) count as 3 CPD points.
On completion of the 40 CPD credits and 3 further case studies whereby you will utilise your CPD, the fee is £400, you can gain the status of Master Therapist with the title such as:
“ Master Practitioner Equine Integrative Support Therapist”