Why Choose Us?
There are many competing equine and canine sports massage programmes, but which course is the best choice for your certification?
Studying to become an equine or canine body worker involves more than learning a new skill set. You have to demonstrate your talent for this profession to everyone in the equine or canine world, and we teach you how to do just that!
Since 1999, Equinenergy Ltd., in conjunction with Equinology, Inc., has raised the bar in continuing education and is the international gold standard for equine and canine sports massage certification programmes.
Certification is more than just a “piece of paper”: anyone can attend a short course and buy a certificate. Please do not be fooled by “online” courses, short courses, and courses that do not require case studies and formal testing after onsite training. Many such courses are neither recognised nor respected by professionals in the animal health care field. You may walk out with a certificate, but will you have the skills you need to be an effective practitioner?
Being awarded your certification from Equinology, Inc. means that you have completed a prerequisite anatomy study, as well as an intensive residential course integrating both theory and practical skills. It means that you have that you have assimilated the course material, completed case studies and passed a theoretical and practical examination following the residential course. Equinology is not for everyone: you must earn your certificate through rigorous study; it is not given away as a door prize at the end of the course.
We have over thirty different courses that are geared toward those who are joining the animal body worker profession and want to gain a recognized certification, as well as to licensed professionals who are seeking the highest standard of continuing education.
Our courses are highly recommended by veterinarians and other professionals in the animal health care industry. They appreciate the depth of our course content, and they are confident that you will have a strong ethical approach as you step into this profession.
To be successful in this profession, you need to be a knowledgeable, confident team player. Our course delivery emphasizes the key to this approach!
Why choose Equinenergy Ltd?
Our instructors are the Who’s Who in the industry! They are veterinarians and specialists, and many have published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
You can take one course for personal interest, or work through an entire certification programme
We offer four progressive levels of Equinology Equine Body Worker® (EEBW) certification. We also have two Caninology Canine Body Worker® certification, and a specialised Equine Myofascial Release Practitioner qualification.
Equinology, Inc., and the EEBW® and CCBW® courses are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider.
In the UK, the EEBW® and CCBW® programmes form the professional qualification for students on the BSc. degree programmes in Equine Sports Therapy/Canine Sports Therapy, offered by Writtle University College.
Equinology’s courses are also approved and recognised by the International Equine Body Worker Association (IEBWA), the UK McTimoney Chiropractic Association, and the UK Society of Osteopaths in Animal Practice.
Ask questions when considering a certification programme!
Research your prospective education provider. Different students have different needs. However, there are key questions that you need to ask, to ensure your learning needs are met, and to ensure that you are in a safe, comfortable learning environment.
• How much time is spent on practical techniques during the course?
• What is the ratio of students to horses/dogs during practical sessions?
• What is the maximum number of students on each course?
• Who can you turn to for questions after the residential portion of the course has been completed?
• Does the education provider offer continued education courses?
• Is the education provider insured?
Academy of Animal Sport Science
Equinenergy Ltd is proud to link with the US-based Academy of Animal Sport Science (AASS), which offers global education in evidence-based animal sports therapy and rehabilitation!
All AASS courses are fully RACE-approved by the American Association of State Veterinary Boards. The post-graduate Animal Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation Certification offers the longest practical/residential module in the industry, as well as the most comprehensive independent online study in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation.
Visit www.academyofanimalsportscience.com for full information!