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

 

Courses provided by the AHA are updated regularly. If you do not see a course listed that you would like to attend, please visit our ‘How to Host’ packet to learn more about hosting a course.

 


 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 -- To Be Completed 3 days Prior to Webinar

Online Part I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Online Learning Module - To Be Completed 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 involves independent hands-on experience utilizing horses)  -- To Be Completed 3 days Prior to Webinar

 PART I B Applications Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Webinar Post Requisite Experience Worksheet (This worksheet involves independent hands-on experience utilizing horses) -- To 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.

   

2021 Courses

Part I Webinar Courses

Part I A Foundations Webinar  

September 24, 2021 -- 11 am MDT to 3:30 PM MDT  AND Sepetmber 25, 2021 -- 8 am MDT to 12:30 pm MDT 
Faculty: Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS and Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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Part I B Applications Webinar  (MUST TAKE PART 1 A FIRST & COMPLETE THE PREREQUISITE WORKSHEET)

September 25, 2021 -- 10:00 AM MST to 4:00 PM MST & September 26, 2021 10:00 AM MST- 3:30 PM MST
FacultyGina Taylor, MS, OT, HPCS & Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
COURSE IS FULL

October 23, 2021 -- 10:00 AM MST to 4:00 PM MST & October 24, 2021 10:00 AM MST- 3:30 PM MST
Faculty: Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS & Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS
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October 28, 2021 -- 11:00 AM MST to 5:00 PM MST & October 29, 2021 8:00 AM MST- 1:00 PM MST
Faculty:  Carol Huegel, PT, HPCSMary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS
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Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part II

2021 Courses

October 13-16, 2021 -- Edgewood, NM
Faculty: Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS & Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS
COURSE IS FULL

October 14-17, 2021 -- Mount Holly, NC
Faculty: Lesley Lautenschlager, MS, OTR, HPCS & Carol Huegel, PT, HPCS
COURSE IS FULL

November 11-14, 2021 -- Carmel, IN 
Faculty: Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS & Karen Gardner, MOT, OTR, HPCS
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COURSE IS FULL

 

 

Connection Course Information


 

2022 Courses

Business Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Vestibular Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Horse Handling Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Horse Handling Clinic Series

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Neuro Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced 

Core Connection

Future Dates To Be Announced