Professional Equine Sports Therapist
We are now accepting applications for the programme starting in August 2011. This programme is currently more than half full.
The Programme stretches over 4 semesters, and includes a total of 2250 hours of studying, including practice. The studies are designed as a distance learning programme, including continuous contact on the forum established in connection with our website. In addition, several digital forums on the internet will take place. The education corresponds to 80 % full-time studying, and will give you the freedom to manage your own time as you wish.
An examination concludes each chapter in the curriculum and diplomas are distributed among successful students. This enables you to start practicing immediately after the first year of studying, and facilitates the transition into your new profession considerably. A final examination takes place at the end of the complete programme, followed by the handing out of final diplomas.
The seminars are kept at UPH’s own purpose built facilities in Älvsered, Halland, Sweden. Accommodation during the seminars is available at the school, and for practical education we have access to stables nearby.
Included in the Equine Sports Therapist Programme are:
- Basics of Anatomy and Physiology
This part of the education is essential and comprehensive, due to the remainder of the course building on this knowledge. You will learn about the build and function of the horse, its organs, bodily processes and functions, musculature, skeleton and joints.
An exhaustive insight into a horse in movement, including the interaction of body parts and rehabilitation.
Common illnesses and symptoms. The subject will be taught by an experienced veterinarian.
-Genuine Swedish Horse Massage
You will learn the application of a very effective massage form that reaches deep body tissue, including a palpation method to be used prior to massage therapy.
-Electrotherapy, Shockwave, Biolight and Laser Treatment
A thorough study of the latest and most efficient alternative treatment methods in physical therapy.
-Interpretation of Veterinary Diagnosis
Learn to read, interpret, and explain veterinary statements and diagnoses.
-Enhancing the Fitness of the Horse
How to improve the physical capability of a horse and how to evaluate your treatment.
-Rehabilitation Care and Training
Enables you to design an adequate rehabilitation programme for your client.
-Feeding and Nutrition
What the horse needs, benefits from and can be without.
Learn to interpret problems by studying hooves. Why are the hooves worn down more on one side and what problem can arise from inappropriate shoeing? How does one select the right horseshoe, studs, pads etc? Common diseases and the construction and function of the hoof are covered. The subject is taught by a highly experienced farrier.
-Basics of Saddle Fitting
Does the saddle fit the horse as well as the rider? Perhaps the saddle is responsible for the horse’s problems. Tricks and remedies for everyone.
You may choose one of the following subjects for an additional fee:
-TCM-Acupressure and Acupuncture
Price is 24 750SEK+tax per semester, complete price x4.
The tuition fee should reach us no later than 15 days before the start of the semester. Enrolment should be performed before August 31, although we are selecting students throughout the year and the programme could be full long before this date. All students are eligible to apply for an instalment plan from UPH. The language of instruction is Swedish.