These courses are available for everyone's continued education and are also open to those who are not attempting certification. Please check for any particular prerequisites for each course. Certification of one level does not necessarily have to be completed in a specific order to take courses listed under another certification level unless the course has a prerequisite. However, you cannot test for the Master Equinology® Equine Body Worker Certification level until you have tested for the Equinology® Equine Body Worker Level II Certification rank. Our certification levels range from 300+hours to 2200+hours.
For those students who feel they have already met some of the requirements, testing will be arranged to challenge the individual course. There is an administrative $100 testing fee for all courses challenged which is accomplished through video and outlined format. It is not our intention that all courses be completed through Equinology ®. Our program has an outline that we feel will enable students to practice at their full potential. If you have special state requirements, please contact us so we can tailor a program for you. Check with your state veterinary board for its existing laws of practice.
Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Program
● EQ100: Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Course or one of the extended versions (EQ101 or EQ102)
(300+ hours with precourse study distance study (EQ50) and externship)
This certification is available only to Equinology ® Students.
Following the course, 6 months are allowed for the externship (fieldwork) to be completed at home
● EQ50: Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study: Student must either complete this prior to the course or have proof of equine vocabulary and musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge. The EQ50 course can be found at: http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=73 This course is free. Please allow yourself a minimum of 100 hours to review this course if the material is new to you.
Please Note: It is not required that you complete the EQ50 before attending the Equine Body Worker course but you should be very familiar with the vocabulary and skeletal system. The EQ50 final exam will need to be completed before the Equinology® Equine Body Worker certificate will be issued.
Equinology® Equine Body Worker Level II (EEBWII) Certification Program
● EQ103: Advanced Equine Massage Techniques Level 1
● EQ900 Equine Anatomy Discovery Workshop
(Total of 525+ progressive hours to reach this level which includes the EEBW certification and the EQ50 course)
Successful completion of Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) Certification Course and the required externship. Certificate of Achievement as an EEBW Level II will be issued after successful completion of the EQ103 and EQ900 courses and externships. This is available to Equinology graduates only.
Equinology® Equine Body Worker Level III (EEBWIII) Certification Program
● EQ300: Equine Biomechanics
● EQ600: Equine Gait Abnormalities and Lameness
● EQ700: Principles of Saddle Fitting and Shoeing Dynamics Level One
● EQ900 or EQ910 or EQ200: Progressive Anatomy or 5- Day Full Body Dissection or Equiken® Basic
● EQ1500: Equine First Aid for Horse and Rider ONLINE
(Total of 1075-1150+ progressive hours which includes the EEBW Certification)
Successful completion of Equinology® Equine Body Worker Level II (EEBWII) prior to attaining the EEBW Level III certificate of achievement. Certificate of Achivement as an EEBW Level III will be issued after successful completion of the EQ300, EQ600 EQ700, EQ1500 and one of the anatomy courses and the externships for each of those courses.
Master Equinology® Equine Body Worker (MEEBW) Certification Program
● EQ900 or EQ910 or EQ200 or EQ950: Progressive Anatomy or 5-Day Full Body Dissection or Equiken Basic or a 4 day Spine and Pelvis Dissection
EQ108: Equine Body Work Techniques Level II*
● EQ500: Fundamentals of Equine Dentistry ONLINE
● EQ1000: Biomechanics of the Equine Foot and Current Hoof Care Trends ONLINE
● EQ1300: Neurology. Muscle Physiology and Common Pathologies ONLINE
● EQ1400: Fundamentals of Equine Nutrition ONLINE
● EQ1850: Equine Exercise Physiology ONLINE
EQ830: Clinical Reasoning for the Equine Health Care Professional
● Testing for the Master Equinology® Equine Body Worker (MEEBW) Certification Program
(Total of 1650 - 1800 progressive hours with test preparation)
* For students who began their EEBW prior to 2014, or who have not tested for the MEEBW by the beginning of 2016
Successful completion of the Equinology® Equine Body Worker Level III (EEBWIII) program outline and certificate of achievement must be awarded before testing for MEEBW.
Equinology® Extension Certification Modules
Certificates issued upon successful completion of externship for those that have completed the specific course(s) for these series and have completed the Equinology® Equine Body Worker certification course and externship or comparable equine massage course with a similar outline and timeframe.
Please note: You may take these courses at any time and are open to individual from all programs. You do not need to be previously certified as an equine massage therapist or similar but you must meet the prerequisites of the EEBW courses (listed at the end of this section).
Equinology® Equine Myofascial ReleaseCertification EEMFR
- EQ1100: Equine Myofascial ReleaseTechniques Level I
- EQ1110: Myofascial ReleaseTechniques Level II
Equinology® Saddle Assessor Certification ESA
- EQ700: Principles of Saddle Fitting and Shoeing Dynamics Level One
- EQ710: Advanced Saddle Fitting Level Two
Please note: You must have knowledge of directional terms, veterinary vocabulary and anatomy. You need to register well in advance for the EQ50: Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study found at: http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=73 This precourse study guide tuition is free to everyone. There is an admin fee of $35USD. You can register for this course at any time even if you are not attending this course. If you have a thorough understanding of this material especially those professionals already in the health care industry such as veterinarians or similar; please contact the office to clear this prerequisite. This EQ50 prerequisite will then be waived.
We expect students to spend 100 hours reviewing the precourse study guide before attending the course. While it is not necessary to complete the entire EQ50 course by the time you attend this course you should be very familiar and comfortable with the terminology and skeletal system. However, for those participating in the EQ50, you must complete the EQ50 final exam before your Equinology® Equine Body Worker certificate is released.
Participants must have good horse ground handling skills and be thoroughly comfortable working around horses before attending this course. You must be confident and secure picking up horses' legs and must be comfortable leading all types of horse personalities and dispositions. If not, we suggest you spend some time taking horsemanship lessons prior to enrollment.
Certifications by Caninology®
Caninology® Canine Body Worker (CCBW) Certification Program
● Caninology® Canine Body Worker (CCBW) Certification Course (either the CN3000 or the CN4000)
(300+ hours with CN3005 precourse study and externship)
This certification is available only to Caninology Students.
Following the course, 6 months are allowed for the externship (fieldwork) to be completed at home.
● CN3005: Canine Anatomy and Behavior Precourse Distance Study
Student must either complete this prior to the course or have proof of canine vocabulary and musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge. The CN3005 course can be found at:
http://www.equinology.com/info/course.asp?courseid=59. This tuition is free. There is an admin fee of $35. Please allow yourself a minimum of 100 hours to review this course if the material is new to you.
Please Note: It is not required that you complete the CN3005 before attending the Canine Body Worker course but you should be very familiar with the vocabulary and skeletal system. The CN3005 final exam will need to be completed before the Caninology® Canine Body Worker certificate will be issued.
Caninology® Canine Body Worker Level II (CCBWII) Certification Program
- CN3010: The Dynamic Dog: Biomechanics and Gait Abnormalities
- CN3015: Advanced Canine Massage Techniques Level One or CN3020 Canine Trigger Point Therapy or CN3040 Canine Myofascial Release
- CN3080: Caniken® 5 day Anatomy in Clay Survey or comparable course hours
· Testing for the Caninology® Canine Body Worker Level II (CCBWII) Certification Program
Successful completion of CN3000: Caninology® Canine Body Worker (CCBW) Certification Course and the required externship. Certificate of Achievement as a CCBW Level II will be issued after successful completion of the CN3010, CN3080 and one of the canine modality courses (CN3015, CN3020 or CN3040) and externships