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Australian College of
Animal Tactile Therapy
 
Professional Education  in Equine Therapies

For Professional Education in Equine Therapies

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ACATT Professional Education

A.C.A.T.T. Courses Available: -
  1. Diploma of Equine Tactile Therapy
  2. Certificate of Equine Sports Therapy
  3. Certificate of Equine Health
  4. Certificate of Equine Nutrition
  5.  Certificate of Equine Natural Therapy
  6. Certificate of Horse Handling
  7. Certificate of Equine Training and Rehabilitation
  8. Special Interest Courses in Equine Massage, Nutrition, and
    Holistic Therapies




Professional Courses Offered

DIPLOMA OF EQUINE TACTILE THERAPY


Prerequisite: Equine Sports Therapy

Subjects Covered
Module One
Anatomy & Physiology for Remedial Therapists
Complementary Tactile Therapy - Shiatsu, Bowen
Holistic Therapies
Equine Health

Module Two
Nutrition
Biomechanics
Therapeutic Massage
Rehabilitative Training

Practical Requirements
1 x Five day Practical Intensive - Bowen, Shiatsu & Rehabilitation
1 x Five week Practical Intensive - Remedial Massage Therapy
Two Week Supervised Management component at practical intensive.
80 hours external practical work
Case Studies in Gait Analysis, Rehabilitation and Remedial Massage

Total Hours
800 Hours run over two semesters (approx. 12 months).

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Course fees cover:
Subject Fees
Practical Intensive Costs

Additional costs include
Practical Intensive Accommodation (if required)
and any further text books the students wish to purchase.

Optional
Students can elect to purchase an upgraded Video Gait Analysis program, the cost of this will be provided to those that are interested


Outcome:
Graduates are qualified in Equine Remedial Massage, Rehabilitation and Health Care, and are able to use the initials DipETT(ACATT) after their name

CERTIFICATE OF EQUINE SPORTS THERAPY


Subjects Delivered

Module One
Anatomy & Physiology for Masseurs
Handling and Behaviour
Hoof Care
Tactile Therapy - Swedish Massage Therapy

Module Two
Anatomy & Physiology for Sports Therapy (Deep Muscle Structure)
Conformation and Movement
Equine Sports Practice Management (Deep Tissue Therapy)
Equine Exercise Physiology


Practical Requirements
1 x 5 day Practical Intensive
1 x 6 day Practical Intensive
60 Hours External practical experience

Total Hours
640 Hours run over two semesters (approx 12 Months)

For Current  course fees please visit our new web site
ACATT Education www.acatt.net/education/html


Course fees cover:
Subject Fees,
Practical Intensive Costs,
Equine Computer Based Video Analysis Program,
Equine Massage Text Book
Health Assessment Tools
(stethoscope, thermometer and alcohol swabs)

Additional costs include
Practical Intensive Accommodation (if required)
and any further text books the students wish to purchase.

Outcome:
Graduates are professional qualified practitioners trained to assess and treat injuries, assist in training programs to develop and maintain equine sports performance, plus provide advise and assistance in the areas of handling and hoof care.

The initials CEST(ACATT) or CertEST(ACATT) can be placed after the graduates name following successful completion of the course.


CERTIFICATE OF EQUINE HEALTH


Subjects Covered
Module One

Anatomy & Physiology
Conformation and Movement
Equine Handling & Behaviour

Module Two
Anatomy & Physiology - Internal Systems
Equine Health
Holistic Therapies
Rehabilitative Training

Module Three
Equine Nutrition
Hoof Health & Care
Business Management

Practical Requirements
Internet Tutorials
Case Studies using a holistic approach to equine health care.
Rehabilitation project.

Total Hours
750 Hours (approx 18 months)

Fees
For Current  course fees please visit our new web site
ACATT Education www.acatt.net/education/html

includes costs of all modules along with
Equine Video Gait Analysis Computer Based Program

Outcome:
Following successful completion, graduates will be able to provide clients with equine rehabilitation, and health management advice. Graduates may place the initials C.Eq.Health(ACATT) after their name.

CERTIFICATE OF EQUINE NATURAL THERAPY


This course is designed to provide equine carers with extensive education in equine health including the use of herbs, tissue salts and Bach therapy and complementary tactile therapies.

Subjects Delivered
Module One:
Anatomy & Physiology
Equine Health
Equine Hoof Care

Module Two:
Holistic Therapies
Equine Nutrition
Business Management

Practical Requirements
Case Studies

Total Hours
460 hours (Approx 12 months)

Fees:
For Current  course fees please visit our new web site
ACATT Education www.acatt.net/education/html

Course fees cover all subject fees
Students are required to cover any text books they wish to purchase.

Outcome: Following completion of this course, graduates will be able to deliver basic natural equine health care using the modalities of Bach Flowers Tissue Salts, and Nutrition. The graduate can place the initials CerEqNat(ACATT) or CEN(ACATT) after their name.

CERTIFICATE OF EQUINE NUTRITION


This course is designed to provide equine carers with extensive education in equine nutrition, including anatomy, health and clinical nutrition.

Subjects Covered
Module One:
Anatomy & Physiology of Internal Systems
Equine Clinical Nutrition
Equine Health
Business Management

Practical Requirements Case Studies

Total Hours:
280 hours (approx 6 months)

Fees:
For Current  course fees please visit our new web site
ACATT Education www.acatt.net/education/html

Outcome: Following completion of this course, graduates will be able to develop their equine nutrition business, and provide logical nutritional advice to clients. Graduates can place the initials Cert. Eq.Nutrit (ACATT), or CEqNut(ACATT) after their name.


CERTIFICATE OF HORSE HANDLING


Offered to those people that work with horses,
such as strappers, equine handlers, trainers, riding instructors, farriers, stable hands and masseurs that have completed a basic massage course and wish to extend their health care knowledge.

Subjects Covered
Module One:
Anatomy & Physiology
Equine Nutrition
Equine Handling and Behaviour
Equine Conformation and Movement

Module Two:
Business Management
Equine Health
Equine Rehabilitation
Exercise Physiology

Total Hours:
500 hours (approx 12 months)

For Current  course fees please visit our new web site
ACATT Education www.acatt.net/education/html

Fees includes costs of all modules and a
Video Gait Analysis Computer Based Program

Outcome:
Successful completion will provide graduates with the skills which will enable them to become an integral part of the Equine Training Management team at their workplace.

CERTIFICATE OF EQUINE TRAINING & REHABILITATION

This course will take the student through equine assessment, behaviour management and methods of returning a horse to work following extended rest or injury. It is a perfect for those working inthe industry or those horse owners wishing to assis their horses return to previous performance level.

Subjects Covered
Module One:

Equine Movement and Conformation
Equine Handling and Behaviour
Equine Rehabilitation

Module Two
Equine Health
Equine Hoof Care


Total Hours: 400 Hours

Fees: For Current  course fees please visit our new web site
ACATT Education www.acatt.net/education/html

Fees include all Module costs and a
Video Gait Analysis Computer Based Program

Outcome:
Students will gain the necessary theory to become and integral part of the training team including returning horse from rest or injury to training.


Course Fees stated above include all course notes, tutorials, theoretical and practical instruction. Suggested text books, other reading materials and equipment required can be purchased by the student through the college at reasonable rates.

The above fees do not include costs for accommodation at the practical intensive.
We arrange accommodation for students, at Quest Serviced Apartments, the cost of which is reasonable however varies dependant on the number of students requiring this service.

Our innovative Equine Massage and Health Care Courses provide a high degree of flexibility in commencement times and student outcomes.

Our professional courses produce Equine Therapists who at all times combine professionalism and respect for the animal. Our graduates have extensive knowledge of equine anatomy, physiology and locomotion as you would expect from any professional equine therapist, the tactile therapy students also gain expertise in exercise physiology, specialized massage techniques, equine health, nutrition and equine rehabilitation. All students are welcome to attend the practical intensive sessions multiple times if desired, and it is a requirement for Diploma students to gain supervisory and educational experience while supervising the Introductory and sports therapy practical intensives. External practical experience is a further component of our courses, this allows students to develop their professional and industry skills.

These courses were developed by The Australian College of Animal Tactile Therapy in response to industry demand for professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled Equine Massage and Physical Therapy Specialists.

Course Format and Assessment:
All professional courses are offered by external study with internal practical sessions. Internal Practical intensives are held six monthly.

Students can elect to do all subjects concurrently or do a less number of subjects each semester to suit thieir lifestyle.

Assessment is by practical demonstration, study questions, theoretical tests and case studies.
Students that successfully complete all assessment items within their certificate or diploma will receive an award stating so.



Assessment Tasks
Study Questions,

Written Assignments,

Written Tests,

Practical Assessment and

External Practical Reports.


Further information can be obtained by phoning:
Australia: 03 9752 1688 International: 613 9752 1688

CLICK HERE to Email us for an enrolment form,

Page Updated Nov 2011