2008-18PATH Intl. Educational Philosophy

PATH Intl. utilizes an educational model that includes a commitment to adult-focused pedagogy (sometimes known as andragogy), a centrally developed curriculum that is undergirded by mission and guided by outcomes assessment and accelerated (theory and practice) learning tailored to adults.

Continuing Education (CEUs)

Continuing education hours are referred to as clock hours. Continuing education activities can be any educational event that you attend, which will benefit you in your work as a therapeutic riding instructor, and are not limited to those sponsored by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Click here for more information. Click here for external resources.

Higher Education

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Higher Education Membership positions colleges and universities that incorporate PATH Intl. instructor training certification within their curricula as some of the best resources for the student population. Click here for more information.

Online Education

PATH Intl. offers online courses to our members that cover issues related to PATH Intl. Instructor Certification and PATH Intl. Centers, as well as conference recordings and webinars for instructor CEUs. 

Approved Training Courses (ATCs)

One of the most effective and comprehensive ways to prepare for PATH Intl. instructor certification is to attend a course at a PATH Intl. center offering an Approved Training Course (ATC). These carefully screened training sites have developed an intensive education curriculum that educates participants and offer classroom learning and hands-on experience with horses and riders. Offered for both the Registered and Advanced Certification, the courses are particularly effective and user friendly in that they culminate with an opportunity to complete the PATH Intl. certification as part of the program. Click here for more information.


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