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Vermont – Johnson, August 2, 3, 4, 5

  • Northern Vermont University 337 College Hill Road Johnson, VT, 05656 United States (map)

Understanding its Principals, Methods & Techniques

Open to the Public

Course Text – RIDING HOME – The Power of Horses to Heal

Northern Vermont University Distance Learning Program

SUMMER SEMESTER 2018: AUGUST 2, 3, 4, 5 - 2018
NORTHERN VERMONT UNIVERSITY (Formerly Johnson State College), Johnson, VT

TS: EQUINE THERAPY ~ Section # SOC ~ 4730 ~ NN01

Understanding its Principals, Methods & Techniques

CALL: 802-635-1257 or EMAIL:

For more course information contact:
Tim Hayes at:

Course Description

This course explores the rapidly growing alternative therapeutic field of equine assisted therapy. It will investigate the following topics: general background and history of the field; theories and philosophy behind the field; types of programs that utilize equine therapy and the variety of populations they serve; the science and research behind its efficacy; legal and ethical concerns associated with this field. This course will take an in-depth look at the therapeutic potential of the human-horse relationship and why horses are used as a therapeutic tool for humans. All Students will have the opportunity to work one on one with their own horse.

Students interested in becoming certified and pursuing a future in the field of Equine Therapy will be given all the information, requirements and next steps of action from Good Hope Farm during our 1~Day field trip to their organization. There is a 2~Day horse rental fee of $102.50 per student that will be added by NVU. Completion of this course does not include any professional equine therapy certificate.

Good Hope Farm (aka CHAMP) is a PATH Premier Accredited Center.
PATH Intl. = Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International.

Earlier Event: July 21
Vermont - Johnson, July 21 & 22
Later Event: August 11
Vermont – So. Burlington, August 11