Equine Massage Therapy Certificate

Explore a career in equine massage therapy.

Whether you are interested in a career in equine massage or already in the field, this one weekend per month course will blend pedagogy with experiential learning to cover critical aspects of this discipline. Structured as a five-hour per session Saturday and Sunday course, you will begin with an examination of equine anatomy and musculature and proceed to basic hands-on techniques to understand common conditions and pathologies. Several field trips are part of the program, including visits to local horse barns. Case studies and presentations will be part of the final evaluation.

Spring 2023 course registration is open. Class dates and times listed below.

Saturdays 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Sundays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Week 1: Saturday 1/21, Sunday 1/22
Week 2: Saturday 2/11, Sunday 2/12
Week 3: Saturday 3/18, Sunday 3/19
Week 4: Saturday 4/15, Sunday 4/16
Week 5: Saturday 4/29, Sunday 4/30

Topics will include the following:

  • 210 total hours of instruction, homework and research
  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Hands-on massage techniques
  • Pathologies of the equine skeletal and muscle structures
  • Alternative therapies and physiotherapies to include chiropractic, acupuncture, reiki, saddle fitting, stretching exercises
  • Identification of performance problems and corrective therapies
  • Business plan and marketing for the massage professional
  • Ethics, boundaries and business practices
  • Final written and practical examination

Textbook is included with tuition. This program not eligible for financial aid.  Payment plan available.

Course #PRD 205 002

Location: Delaware Valley University, Main Campus

Cost: $1,499.  At registration you will have TWO options: pay in full or two installments.

Instructor: Dr. Michael M. Burak, D.C.

Please address course content questions to Dr. Michael M. Burak, D.C. at michael.burak@delval.edu. Visit Dr. Burak's website.

Register for the course.

Office of Continuing and Professional Studies