can learn Equine Sports Massage by attending New Mexico State University
(NMSU) and never leave the comfort of your home.
is now offering online a course which prepares students for certification
as an Equine Sports Massage therapist, said Patricia Strange,
director of the noncredit division of Continuing Education.
Once a student completes the NMSU course and receives a certificate
of recognition, the student is eligible to test out
for certification by Equisport Therapy of Tempe, Arizona, Strange
The course can be started at anytime and students work at their
This is a unique educational opportunity; it is the first equine
massage course to be offered online. Sue Davis, certified equine
sports massage therapist and practitioner for the past 12 years,
instructs the level 1 course which teaches the massage techniques
to enhance muscle health and performance while releasing stress
and negative energy.
The seven-lesson course covers the 28 superficial muscles and their
functions and explains how to detect problems, according to Davis.
Once registered for the course, students work directly with Davis
on the Internet and by e-mail.
Students can register immediately with NMSU by calling Strange at
(505) 287-6670. A sample of the text from one lesson can be view
by logging onto www.donblazer.com, then clicking Equine Massage
and any horse can benefit from the course, says Davis. And
for the student seeking a career, this is the quickest, easiest
way to get started.
The cost of the online course is $275. The cost of the test out
for certification is $150. The certification test out is conducted
in Phoenix, Arizona four times each year.
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