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:

 Basic Equine Skills Course

Online Part I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Online Learning Module

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

Part I Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Live 2-day Onsite lab practicum 

The in-person 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.


2020 Courses

Webinar Courses 

10/23-24/2020 12 pm - 4:30 PM EST  Faculty: Mary Helene Chaplin, PT, HPCS & Ruth Dismuke-Blakely, MS, CCC-SLP, HPCS

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11/5-6/2020  12 pm - 4:30 pm EST  
Faculty: Meredith Bazaar, MA, CCC-SLP, HPCS &  Lisa Harris, MSVS, PT, HPCS
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12/4-5/2020 11:30 am - 4:00 pm EST  Faculty: Joann Benjamin, PT, HPCS & Sarah Beasly MAOTI, HPCS
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Potential On-Site Practicum Locations:

Skyline Therapy Services, Edgewood, NM
Healing Strides, Boones Mill, VA
Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Washington, MO 
Maryland Therapeutic Riding, Crownsville, MD 
UpReach Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Goffstown, NH 

2021 Courses

September 23-26 2021/ Serres, GreeceCourse Registration Brochure


Hippotherapy Treatment Principles – Part II

2020 Courses

August  11-14, 2020/ Gilmer, Texas: To Be Rescheduled 2021 

September  9-12, 2020/ Edgewood, New Mexico: To Be Rescheduled 

October 10-13, 2020/ Carmel, Indiana: To Be Rescheduled 



Connection Course Information


2020 Courses

Business Connection

April 17-19,  2020/ Denver, CO: * To be rescheduled

November 5-7, 2020/ Tampa, FL: * To be rescheduled

Vestibular Connection

June 13-14, 2020/ Mt. Holly, NC *To be rescheduled

Horse Handling Connection

Horse Handling Connection Courses will be added soon!

Horse Handling Clinic Series

June 6, 2020 Long Lining Part I/ Mount Holly, NC *To be rescheduled

June 7, 2020 Long Lining Part II/ Mount Holly, NC *To be rescheduled

Neuro Connection

Neuro Connection Courses will be added soon!

Core Connection

Core Connection Courses will be added soon!