Online Education

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Have you heard of the new PATH Intl. Autism Spectrum Disorder & EAAT Online Course yet?  We are thrilled with the development of this three-week course because of focused learning objectives to inform professionals how to create effective and enjoyable lessons for all ages and levels in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). The course includes a feature presentation by a physician with the University of Colorado School of Medicine Children’s Hospital Colorado and offers many other resources to advance your instructor ‘tool box.’  PATH Intl. Member Center’s report that ASD participants are the most prevalent individuals receiving services at programs. You can expect this course to deliver on key characteristics of the disorder, appropriate communication techniques and behavior management strategies. We hope you join us in a session very soon.

Over 450 PATH Intl. Member Centers are currently serving youth-at-risk. For instructors serving youth that have experienced trauma, abuse and neglect, this course aims to describe how trauma may affect EAAT participants and guide instructors on how to develop a trauma-informed approach to EAAT.
Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®
This course offers instructors an understanding of basic military culture, terminology and common reasons that veterans and service members seek out EAAT. Learners will develop mindful communication skills, center policies and processes for participant assessment, planning and identifying precautions and contraindications.
This four-week mentor training course meets the requirements to become an official PATH Intl. Mentor. Quality mentorship is a key component to achieving any level or discipline of certification. This skill development program has been created in response to the need for a formalized education process to enhance the skills of those who mentor. The objective is to increase the number of qualified mentors available to instructors-in-training and to provide current PATH Intl. Certified Professionals with a continuing education opportunity while enhancing personal observation, evaluation and feedback skills.
PATH Intl. Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis & EAAT
This course offers instructors an understanding of SCI conditions and how to apply this knowledge to the development of safe and effective EAAT lesson plans. Course curriculum will focus on integrating new ideas for offering a participant-centered approach to planning and facilitating EAAT.
PATH Intl. Standards Course
The PATH Intl. Standards Course provides guidance to certified professionals and centers to strive toward best practices and is currently a required course(either in person or online-formerly the CAT Course) for center accreditation and PATH Intl. certifications. This interactive, multi-module course is designed to help the learner gain a thorough understanding of the importance and application of the PATH Intl. Standards.
Conference Recordings 
Addressing PTSD in Military Veterans Using Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy 
Advanced Veteran Lesson Plans for Extreme Trail Obstacles 
Effects of Therapeutic Riding on Functioning and Quality of Life in Veterans 
From Statistics to Stability: Changing the Trajectory for Youth in Foster Care 
Immersion Summer Program 
Lungeing: Unmounted Activity Curriculum 
Promoting Independence at All Riding Levels 
Speech: It Starts at the Hips and Ends at the Lips 
The Right Fit: Volunteer Considerations for Veterans Programs 
Understanding the Mental Health of Horses
Adaptive Tack 
Cerebral Palsy: The Basics 
Cultural Considerations of Using Signs In EAAT 
Equine-Assisted Learning Webinar Series 
Mounted Games 
PATH Intl. Business Planning for EAAT 
PATH Intl. Strategic Planning for EAAT
Take the Reins -- Volunteer Screening, a free guest webinar by PATH Intl. Sponsor CastleBranch

Free Webinars Through Carlisle Academy

Click here for three webinars intended for coaches and athletes as a basis of Para-Equestrian Sport education, provided on behalf of the USEF/USPEA International Para-Equestrian Dressage Centers of Excellence.



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