The Equine Sport Therapy
Program consists of four components:
1. Classroom and Hands-On
Students attend classes once a month (on a Friday 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 2:30 pm) and receive classroom and hands-on instruction.
2. Practical Homework
Students are required to complete a minimum of 20
assessments and treatments between classes.
3. Course study
Students are responsible to study the texts and material
supplied by the College.
4. Research Projects
There are 3 research projects that must be
completed and handed in during the course of study.
Students must be prepared to spend,
on average, two to three hours per day to complete the
practical homework, course study and research components. Total
hours for the course will be 2000.
receive a quiz at the beginning of each class and are
required to submit their case studies of animals treated.
In September of the second term, students write a midterm
paper covering all the material presented in the first
A final mark of 70%, or greater,
is required to pass and is calculated in the following
- Midterm exam and quizzes
15% of final mark
- Practical Homework (case
studies) 15% of final mark
- Research projects
10% of final mark
- • Final written exams: Practical, Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and General make up 60% of final mark
Instruction is presented in two sets of modules which
run from September until June the first year and from
September until June the second year.
Classroom and hands-on instruction
consists of twenty (20) two-day classes which are held
at our College in Vernon, B.C. (10 the first year, 10
the second year)
We also enjoy a field trip to local equestrian facilities during the two years.
Classes are held on Friday 9:00a.m. –
4:00p.m. and Saturday 8:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. (1/2 hour for lunch) from September to June. You are notified of
the dates upon acceptance to the program. We accept
approximately 24 students to ensure personal time.
Tuition & Fees:
Registration and Archival fee due upon acceptance is $260 ($460 for International students) . First year tuition is $5,850.00 and second year tuition is $2,000.00 with a $10 archival fee.
Cost for textbooks and course material is $700.00 and is
due when textbooks are available which is usually 2
– 3 months before your first class. This figure
could change slightly depending on the U.S. dollar.
A shortlist of applicants is usually completed by the end March and you will be contacted at that time for an interview. If you have not received correspondence by April 15th, please contact us.
How to Apply:
You can apply by mail or online. See "How
to Apply" for more information. The short-listing of applicants is usually completed by the end of March and interview letters are sent out at that time. If you have not received correspondence by April 15th, please contact
OTHER COURSES/CLINICS AVAILABLE
Foundation of Integrated Therapies for ANIMALS:
Whether you are a caring animal owner wanting to learn basic care for your animal, or you want to go for the max and take all of our modules, the choice is yours. This program will recognize and track your accomplishments as you complete modules and achieve different levels. Each class consists of a portion of classroom and hands-on learning that is applicable to all animals including people! This program empowers you to provide optimal care for your horse or another animal through access to different therapies and healing tools.
Find out more about the modules and where to find classes in your area, go to this website www.FITbydavecollins.ca. To register please contact the instructor closest to your area.
Modules available: FIT ONE: Changing Your Horse’s World, Part I; Saddle FIT Foundation; FIT TWO: Changing Your Horse’s World, Part II
Modules coming soon: FIT THREE: Muscle Testing; Hoof Care Foundation; Physiology (9 Modules); Anatomy; Dentistry Theory; Rider Imbalance; Advanced Muscle Testing; Myofascial Release; Foundation of Structural Management; Anemotional Connection; Acupressure; Magnets; Remedies; Chakra and Colors; Aromatherapy; Nutrition; Master Saddle Fitter; Integrated Hoof Care; Checking the IN-vironment; Integrated Structural Management.
Saddle Fitting DVD:
Of the thousands of horses Dave has worked with, ill-fitting saddles have been a major contributor to movement problems, unsoundness and training problems. It is through his research and practical approach to saddle-fit problems that horses and riders enjoy a better relationship. This video offers both the English and Western rider the tools to assess and correct common saddle-fit problems. To order or to find out more www.saddlefitting.ca
If you require further information,
please contact us.