The purpose of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the biomechanics of the horse from a rehabilitator’s perspective. Students will be introduced to the core concepts of physiotherapy including integrated therapies and modalities currently used in equine physical therapy and rehabilitation. Students will actively engage with real equine patients at the UMass Rehabilitation Clinic at the UMass Hadley Farm. Students will be prepared to enter into any rehabilitation programto become a certified equine rehab specialist.
NOTE: This course will not be offered in Spring 2024.