Education

Continuing Education

Continuing education hours are referred to as clock hours. Continuing education activities can be any educational event you attend that will benefit you in your work as a therapeutic riding instructor. They are not limited to those sponsored by Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).

 Examples of continuing education activities include, but are not limited to:
  • Local, regional, national or international equestrian clinics, Equine Expos or Horse Fairs
  • Presentations on horse care and/or management
  • Medical, Educational or disability-related workshops sponsored by any recognized educational or medical organization/institution
  • PATH Intl. Annual or Regional Conferences or workshops
  • College Equine courses, internships or PATH Intl. Approved Training Courses
  • Presenting at a therapeutic riding or related educational event
  • Horseshow judging or competing
  • Personal horseback riding lessons (Maximum of 10 hours)
  • Industry-related teaching or mentoring PATH Intl. Instructors-In-Training (Maximum of 10 hours)
  • Online PATH Intl. Courses (CAT Course, Instructor Self Study, Volunteer Course). Each exam will be counted only once during your career for cont ed.
Continuing education activities are not to include:
  • Recreational or trail riding
  • Adult/Child CPR and First Aid Training
  • Observing or providing therapy sessions or horseback riding lessons
  • Educational videos, tapes, books or research

The Mentor Training Workshop was created in response to the need for a more formalized education process to enhance the skills of those mentoring. The objective is to increase the number of qualified mentors available to instructors in training. Another added benefit is to provide current PATH Intl. Certified Instructors with a continuing education opportunity while enhancing personal observation, evaluation and feedback skills. See the mentor training page for information on this continuing education opportunity. Visit the PATH Intl. Events Calendar for workshop dates.

To review continuing education hours you have earned at PATH Intl. Regional and National Conferences, visit the My Professional Development page (you must be logged in).

 

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