The Business Connection

The current pandemic of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) remains a rapidly developing situation. We wish to minimize our membership’s exposure to this virus and abide by the current international guidelines for the COVID-19 Virus. As such, we have opted to reschedule and reorganize our present courses that have been scheduled in April and May and we will re assess our courses scheduled for June by May 2020.
The AHA, Inc. Education Committee held a Special Meeting last Saturday to address the COVID 19 Virus.
Our AHA, Inc, Faculty and AHA, Inc Office Staff are restructuring these courses to have an online (web based live) component and an onsite practical component (that will take place later in the year). AHA, Inc. Education Committee will be posting on our website as well as notifying our membership and healthcare community of the adjustments and details for course participation and completion. We hope to have this information out by a target date of May 1, 2020.
The courses presently included are:
April 2020
 Part l @ Little Bit in Redmond, Washington Scheduled to begin 4/2/2020 - To Be Rescheduled 
      Part l @ Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Washington, Missouri Scheduled to begin 4/27/2020 -To Be Rescheduled 
May 2020
      Part l @ Ride On Ranch in Lovettsville, VA Scheduled to begin 5/9/2020 - To Be Rescheduled 
      Horse Connection Course @ Saddle-Up! in Franklin, TN Scheduled to begin 5/17/2020 - To Be Rescheduled 
The above courses will be rescheduled and those with a component that includes horses and human interaction will have an online component and an onsite component. We expect to have available dates for the online component that will be with a web based platform by May 1, 2020 as well as the on site component dates. The onsite dates will begin when the restrictions and threat of COVID-19 is lifted. Therapists who attend the web based Part l will have the option of selecting their onsite location from a variety of sites available and are not restricted to the site they originally registered.
  • The Horse Connection Course will have an online web-based live componant and an onsite component at the same location originally registered at a later date.
  • The May Business Course will be rescheduled to a later date when the COVID-19 threat is lifted and notice will go out by as soon as the dates are confirmed
  • The May Vestibular Connection Course will be rescheduled to a later date when the COVID-19 threat is lifted and notice will go out by as soon as the dates are confirmed
As information is rapidly changing, we have provided this link for you.
The AHA, Inc. is committed to maintaining the highest quality education offerings during this difficult time.
Thank You All,
Your AHA, Inc. Education Committee

Course Objectives:

  • To understand the process of developing a private practice incorporating hippotherapy.
  • To determine the best type of business structure for your practice.
  • To determine the best practice structure.
  • To understand the process of developing a budget, business plan and break-even analysis.
  • Discuss how to develop contracts with a variety of programs.
  • Discuss the development of a wellness program for your practice.
  • To understand billing reimbursement, CPT coding fees and set-up cash flow.
  • Discuss opportunities on how to develop the growth and expansion of your practice.
  • Review of best practices by OT, PT and ST utilizing hippotherapy.
  • To understand and implement basic marketing techniques to grow your program.
  • To discuss the relevance and importance of an exit plan.

Course Faculty:

Course Registration:

November 5-7, 2020 Tampa, FL - To Be Rescheduled