Upcoming Courses

Certificates of attendance will be provided to attendees at the conclusion of a course.  Contact hours vary depending on the course.  No certification will be granted upon completion of an AHA, Inc. course.

This course has been approved for CEUs by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

 


 Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Part I 

For the foreseeable future, AHA, Inc. has reformatted the Part I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles course to include four separate elements– all of which must be completed to receive a certificate of completion of the Part I curriculum and to receive full CE credit.   This reorganization of the course continues to have the same contact hours and course material as the previous format.    

 
The comprehensive information required to learn about this tool's theory and principles are provided by the:

 Part I A Foundations Course 

Basic Equine Skills Course -- Must Be Completed at Least 3 days Prior to Webinar

Online Part I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Online Learning Module - Must Be Completed at Least 3 days Prior to Webinar

Part I A Foundations Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Live 2-day webinar (Two 4.5 hour sessions)

Part I B Applications Course 

Part I B Applications Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Live 2-day webinar practicum (One 5.5 hour session & one 5 hour session)

PART I B Applications Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Webinar Prerequisite Experience Worksheet (This worksheet requires independent hands-on experience utilizing horses)  -- Must Be Completed at Least 3 days Prior to Webinar

 PART I B Applications Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Webinar Post-requisite Experience Worksheet (This worksheet requires independent hands-on experience utilizing horses) -- Must Be Completed Within 2 weeks of attending the Webinar

The Part I B webinar practicum is the conclusion of the Part I course.  It emphasizes the clinical applications and critical thinking skills essential to understanding this tool. It is only upon completion of all four modules that the Part I course is considered complete and the therapy professional has a basic understanding of safe and effective incorporation of hippotherapy in OT, PT and SLP treatment. 

 Completion of the Part I course is required for attendance at the Part II Hippotherapy Treatment Principles 

Completion of both the Part I and Part II courses is required to sit for the American Hippotherapy Certification Board (AHCB) exam.

   

2022/2023 Courses

Part I In Person Courses

September 29, 2022 -- 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM CST, September 30, 2022 -- 8:00 AM CST to 5:00 PM CST & October 1 8:00 AM to 3 PM CST
Location: Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center in Lubbock, TX
Faculty:  Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS
Registration Closed

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Part I Webinar Courses

Part I A Foundations Webinar  (MUST ATTEND THIS WEBINAR FIRST)
**Registration closes one week before the course date

October 20, 2022 -- 11:00 AM MST to 3:30 PM MST & Oct 21, 2022 -- 8:00 AM MST to 12:45 PM MST
Faculty:  Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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November 18, 2022 -- 11:00 AM MST to 3:30 PM MST & Nov 19, 2022 -- 9:00 AM MST to 1:45 PM MST
Faculty:  Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS and Pippa Hodge, BSR, SCSP, MCPA, HPCS
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December 2, 2022 -- 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM MST & December 3, 2022 -- 7:00 AM to 11:45 AM MST
Faculty:  Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS and Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS
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January 12, 2023 -- 6:00 AM MST to 10:30 AM MST & January 13, 2023 -- 6:00 AM MST to 10:45 AM MST
Faculty:  Gina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS and Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
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February 10, 2023 -- 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM MST & February 11, 2023 -- 7:00 AM to 11:45 AM MST
Faculty:  Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS and Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS
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March 2, 2023 -- 10:00 AM to 2:30 AM MST & March 3, 2023 -- 10:00 AM to 2:45 AM MST
Faculty:  Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS and Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
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Part I B Applications Webinar  (MUST ATTEND PART 1 A FOUNDATION WEBINAR FIRST & COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITE WORKSHEET) 
Preview the prerequisite here
*Registration closes two weeks before course date

October 6 & 7, 2022 -- 7:00 AM MST to 1:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS and Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS
Registration Closed

November 5 & 6, 2022 -- 10:00 AM MST to 4:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
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December 8 & 9, 2022 -- 7:00 AM MST to 1:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS and Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS
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January 20 & 21, 2023 -- 7:00 AM MST to 1:00 PM MST
Faculty:  Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS and Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS
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February 17 & 18, 2023 -- 7:00 AM MST to 1:00 PM MST
Faculty:  Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS and Gina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS
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March 23 & 24, 2023 -- 12:00 PM MST to 6:00 PM MST
Faculty:  Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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 Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part II
(MUST HAVE ATTENDED HIPPOTHERAPY TREATMENT PRINCIPLES PART I WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS)

2022 Courses

September 28 - October 1
Location: Skyline Therapy Services in Edgewood, NM
Faculty:   Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS and Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
Registration Closed

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October 27-30 
Location: Little Bit Therapeutic Riding in Redmond, WA
Faculty:   Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS and Pippa Hodge, BSR, SCSP, MCPA, HPCS
Course is Full - Call for Waitlist
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November 3-6
Location: Shining Hope Farms in Mount Holly, NC
Faculty:   Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS and Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
Course is Full - Call for Waitlist
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November 10-13
Location: The Children's TherAplay Foundation, Inc. in Carmel, IN
Faculty:   Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS and Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS
Course is Full - Call for Waitlist

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Lunch & Learn Series

 

Best Business Practice when Hippotherapy is Part of the Plan

Presenter: Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS/CCC-SLP, HPCS, AHA Faculty

This Lunch & Learn is a 75 minute recorded video presentation that you will watch on your prior to a LIVE Q&A on Thursday, September 22 at 11 AM MST. This course offers .20 CEs for ASHA and is pending AOTA approval.

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The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members.

 

101: Therapy Interventions and Equine Movement

Presenter: Karen Gardner, OTR, MOT, HPCS, AHA Faculty

This webinar uses an expanded description of equine movement that affects the whole body. Based on this perspective, webinar has examples of skilled therapy interventions for some common patient imitations/impairments with specific uses of equine movement.

This is the beginning of a series of webinars on therapy interventions that include equine movement.

Click here to purchase the video of this session

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members.

 

The AHCB Credentialing Exam Process Demystified

This presentation was designed to educate AHA, Inc. members and other therapists regarding the AHCB and the certification exams, in order to foster interest in the certification process, and promote best practice.

Click here to purchase the video of this session.

The cost is $25 for AHA, Inc. members and $35 for non-members.