Equine Rehabilitation Certificate
The University of Tennessee, in cooperation with the Colorado State University Orthopaedic Research Center, developed the world’s first university-based credential program in equine rehabilitation. The Equine Rehabilitation Certificate Program (CERP) is a blended learning specialization for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, physical therapists, or students of these professions.
Candidates complete the program by submitting case studies and completing a comprehensive examination. The Academic CERP Program is designed to guide the practitioner from the theoretical foundations to the clinical applications of equine physical medicine and rehabilitation.
The rehabilitation of horses with orthopedic injuries has evolved tremendously. There are now numerous therapeutic modalities that have been scientifically proven for equine application. The CERP Program will keep candidates and graduates apprised of new developments. It includes modules in equine anatomy, gait analysis, confirmation, lameness evaluation, and neurologic examination. Graduates of this course have received training to identify and implement the most effective modalities and therapies for their patients.
Listed on AAVSB’s Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE) programs.
Provides hands-on laboratory coursework that will build on the course material from online lectures.
Since its foundation, the curriculum of the program has been continuously updated to deliver training and education in state-of-the-art standard of care.
The basics are reinforced thoroughly during online preparation sessions, ensuring each student has the review necessary to keep the flow of the class steady.
The exclusive academic package includes the full CERP education program and lifelong academic membership which provides free webinars, individual and group coaching, individual sponsorship conditions, and much more!
When you enroll, you will benefit from the full commitment to your learning experience, and in the implementation of standard of rehabilitative care in your practice by the University of Tennessee and the Veterinary Academy of Higher Learning. Your interest and commitment to becoming a specialist in this field will be enhanced as you enjoy the in-depth, intensive training through in-person clinical sessions and online, on-demand didactic sessions.
Earn the CERP credential after successfully finishing the following parts:
Equine I – Online Lecture Series (52 hours)
Equine II – Live Hands-on Lab (32 hours, Knoxville, TN is 48 hours)
Equine III – Final Examination and Case Reports (15 hours)
The CERP Program is the premier approach to lifelong learning for those who have dedicated themselves to bettering the lives of animals.