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 Courses

Part I In Person Courses

September 9, 2022 -- 7:30 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST, September 10, 2022 -- 8:00 AM EST to 5:00 PM EST & September 11 8:00AM EST to 3PM EST
Location: Greenlock Therapeutic Riding in Rehoboth, MA
Faculty:  Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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Part I Webinar Courses

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

June 22, 2022 -- 5:00 AM MST to 9:30 AM MST & June 23, 2022 -- 5:00 AM MST to 9:45 AM MST
Faculty:  Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS and Sarah Beasley, MSc OT, MAOTI, HPCS
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July 14, 2022 -- 8:00 AM MST to 12:30 PM MST & July 15, 2022 8:00 AM MST to 12:45 PM MST
Faculty:  Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS and Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS
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August 5, 2022 -- 10:00 AM MST to 2:30 PM MST & August 6, 2022 -- 10:00 AM MST to 2:45 PM MST
Faculty:  Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS and Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
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September 8, 2022 -- 8:00 AM MST to 12:30 PM MST & Sept 9, 2022 -- 8:00 AM MST to 12:45 PM MST
Faculty:  Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS and Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS
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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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Part I B Applications Webinar  (MUST ATTEND PART 1 A FOUNDATION WEBINAR FIRST & COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITE WORKSHEET) 
Preview the prerequisite here
*Registration closes one week before course date

June 29 & 30, 2022 -- 8:00 AM MST to 2:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS and Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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July 8, 2022 -- 11:00 AM MST to 5:00 PM MST & July 9, 2022 -- 8:00 AM MST to 2:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS and Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS
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August 11 & 12, 2022 -- 11:00 AM MST to 5:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS and Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
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September 15 & 16, 2022 -- 5:00 AM MST to 11:00 AM MST
Faculty:   Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS and Sarah Beasley, MSc OT, MAOTI, HPCS
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October 6 & 7, 2022 -- 7:00 AM MST to 1:00 PM MST
Faculty:   Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS and Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS
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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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 Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part II
(MUST HAVE ATTENDED HIPPOTHERAPY TREATMENT PRINCIPLES PART I WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS)

2022 Courses

 

June 15-18
Location: Skyline Therapy Services in Edgewood, NM
Faculty:   Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS and Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
Course is Full - Call for Waitlist

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June 26-29
Location: Speech Language Pathology in Motion, PLLC in Islandia, NY
Faculty:   Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS and Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS
Course is Full - Call for Waitlist

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

2022 Courses

Business Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Vestibular Connection

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Horse Handling Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Horse Handling Clinic Series

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Neuro Connection

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Core Connection

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