Why Choose EquiLearn?
The EquiLearn Institute’s curriculum stands out from other programs. Our courses are taught only by veterinarians and specialists in the field. Our classes feature small student-to-instructor ratios. We are proud to be the only school in the eastern United States with the rights to deliver the comprehensive Equinology® and Caninology® programs. Read on for more reasons why you should choose the EquiLearn Institute for your continuing education!
Flexible, Professional Curriculum
Our courses have been created by experts and are continually updated, adapted and improved to ensure the newest information is presented with the most hands-on practice time. Our courses are highly recommended by veterinarians and other professionals in the animal healthcare industry because we understand exactly what skills and knowledge you need, whether you are an owner simply wanting to learn more about your own animal or a student wanting to begin a new career.
Our flexible curriculum allows you to take one course for personal interest or work through an entire certification program. Our post-course externships are well thought out and help you review and expand on the material covered in class.
We understand that students learn in a variety of ways, so we deliver material in written form, lecture, hands-on practice, specimens, multimedia presentations and plenty of discussion to ensure we meet your needs.
We are proud of the courses we offer, and we are always evolving. If there is a course you would like to see, please let us know!
Our instructors are dynamic, energetic, reliable and highly qualified. Many have published research in peer-reviewed scientific journals. You simply can’t find better teachers in the industry! Learn more about our instructor qualifications.
Small Class Sizes
We purposefully limit our class sizes so each student can receive personalized attention. Most of our classes are restricted to no more than 14 participants. We also ensure a small animal-to-student ratio (usually no more than two students per animal) so everyone receives ample hands-on practice. All of our courses are held in quality facilities to ensure your comfort, safety and proper supervision.
Our Equinology® and Caninology® certification programs are the most comprehensive in terms of content and hands-on experience. We offer four progressive levels of Equinology® Equine Body Worker certifications, ranging from 300+ hours to well over 2500+ hours. A specialized certification in Equine Myofascial Release is also offered, and there are two Caninology® Canine Body Worker certifications available.
Our students are not merely handed a certification at the end of class. We require that each student complete a comprehensive externship (case studies and extra learning activities) to review and expand upon the material covered in the course and ensure our students gain valuable field experience. Only upon successful completion of the externships will certification be awarded.
Learn more about our certification programs.
Our Equinology® and Caninology® courses have been recognized and approved by many continuing education providers, including RACE, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, and the International Equine Body Worker Association. For a full list, please click here.
Graduates completing the Equinology® Equine Body Worker (EEBW) certification are automatically eligible to join the International Equine Body Worker Association (IEBWA) or the IEBWA Small Animal Division as a professional member. IEBWA members are known worldwide for holding the highest levels of qualifications in the industry.