Overview of the Training Programme
If you are passionate about a career in Equine Therapy & Rehabilitation from an organisation where you will receive the highest standards of training, materials and support then this is the training programme for you. UK Rural Skills accredited, align to level 5, aimed at the higher education student.
The unique integrated programme produces equine professionals with excellent therapeutic practical skills and rehabilitation strategies to implement based on in-depth assessment of the horse and academic knowledge.
There is a growing demand for ‘high quality and caring’ professionals in the equine complimentary healthcare sector. We meet this at EMA and every horse is treated as an individual – we don’t just teach you to massage a horse – every horse is different and requires a tailored approach.
What you Study
We draw upon an immense range of musculoskeletal therapeutic skills for you to apply, such as: sports massage, deep tissue muscle release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and more! A combination of all of these techniques produce an Equine Integrative Support Therapist second to none with the skills and ability to help leisure and performance horses of all disciplines to perform, recover better, ultimately enhancing their health and wellbeing.
Our training principles are based on objective, evidence based research and a thorough understanding of the horse. This approach includes the horse’s behaviour and psychology and its physical structure including anatomy and physiology with a specific interest in injury prevention and therapy. We also cover a number of relevant supplementary subjects providing an ‘all encompassing’ programme of study, including rider and horse anatomical relationship, the importance of tack and equipment in therapy and much more…. even a unit dedicated to building a successful business and the legalities involved with this including working with other professionals and within the Veterinary Act.
The programme is delivered by Angela Hall and her team of highly qualified, competent and experienced Instructors who are very approachable and create a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment during your ‘Attended Learning’ with EMA and then with on-going support during the ‘Distance Learning’ part of the training programme.
You will receive all material for your distance learning. At the attended learning we cover industry specifics so you are fully prepared for what you will encounter working in a therapeutic capacity with horses. You will receive in-depth practical skills training on a variety of horses.
We provide a multimedia style of learning to suit all students learning styles and preferences.
The attended learning takes place in East Yorkshire either at the Bishop Burton campus or our private facilities near Beverley. We also offer private training or at other facilities on request.
The programme is very flexible to suit all students whether you are in full time employment, a student, balancing a career with a family. We are mindful of how busy everyone is balancing work and life commitments as such we deliver in two blocks, Module 1 first over 3 to 5 days and then Module 2 (the same format) six months later. In between, you complete your distance learning. Flexibility is our ethos.
By training with EMA you will excel in your own therapy practice, even if you chose another equine related career, the knowledge and skills you will have learned are an instant advantage when applying for jobs; employers are keen to have people who can multi-task within their team of equine professionals.
We currently have graduates working as: Equine Musculoskeletal Therapists, in Equine Rehabilitation facilities, Lecturers, Rescue Centres and much more both in the UK and Internationally.
To support you through your career we offer a full range of add on CPD (continuing professional development) training days in associated therapies both complementary and alternative which are popular among our Graduates and again supplement your skills to be the best you can be in the industry. Extensive training under one umbrella guaranteeing the same high standards.
The tuition fees for the course are very competitive given the high standard of training offered by EMA with the UKRS accreditation. We aren’t the cheapest but we are the best. People often contact us having completed shorter and cheaper courses but their skills and work is limited.
Attendance in the UK training fees:
Total Fees = £2800
Final Assessment & Certification = £150
*Monthly Payment Plans are available *
£400 deposit, fees over 24 months at £100 per month.
We offer 12, 24 or 36 month packages.
We welcome applications from at least ONE of the following categories: We do not discriminate against any applicants – each application is taken on its own merit. If in doubt whether you will qualify for a place on our training programme please get in touch and we will be happy to help you.
Experienced horse owners who have a good general standard of education
Those who might already possess a higher level Equestrian qualification.
Experience of working in the horse industry in a professional capacity as a Physiotherapist, Trainer, Riding Instructor, Veterinary Nurse, Dentist, Farrier, Groom etc.
Possession of a human massage qualification with ownership/experience of horses.
If you do not meet at least ONE of the above criteria for the level 5 training you might want to study the level 4 which has a progression route onto the level 5. (see the career course Equine Sports Massage for Athletic Performance)
Please do get in touch with any queries so that we can guide you appropriately
How to Apply
Please complete and return the application form below and we can then discuss course dates and venues available to you. We run courses twice a year.