PATH-Intl-higher-ed-logo-smPATH Intl. Higher Education and Certification for Students

Choosing to attend a PATH Intl. Higher Education Member college or university allows students the opportunity to complete the PATH Intl. certification process along with other areas of study. The preparation of instructor candidates to become safe, knowledgeable and effective therapeutic riding instructors consistent with the levels of PATH Intl. Instructor Certification is incorporated into coursework offered through the college/university, including but not limited to varying levels of equine management, horsemanship, riding instruction, teaching methodologies and disabilities.

What does the college/university's membership level mean to me?

A PATH Intl. Higher Education Member:

  • Level I provides curriculum related to equine-asssisted activities and therapies (EAAT) governed by PATH Intl. but do not offer PATH Intl. certifications.
  • Level II provides curriculum that meet criteria to prepare students for PATH Intl. certification; however, the certification itself is completed at a PATH Intl. Center event. The college/university either provides through its own facility or works in conjunction with a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center classes on campus (including virtual/distance learning campuses) and at hands-on labs.
  • Level III provides curriculum that meet criteria to prepare students for PATH Intl. certification including the certification itself. The college/university either provides through its own facility or works in conjunction with a PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center to offer classes on campus (including virtual/distance learning campuses) an at hands-on labs.

What benefits do I receive as a student?

Students attending a Level II or III PATH Intl. Higher Education Member college/university receive a student membership designating them as PATH Intl. Higher Education Student Members, access to PATH Intl. online courses and training material.

How do I enroll at or find out more about the individual PATH Intl. Higher Education Members?

Contact the PATH Intl. Higher Education member directly. Click here for a list of PATH Intl. Higher Education members.

Do I receive a PATH Intl. Instructor Certification?

  • Students attending a Level II PATH Intl. Higher Education Member college/university will meet the criteria to attend a PATH Intl. On-site Certification at any PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center. Additional costs for the certification will apply.
  • Students attending a Level III PATH Intl. Higher Education Member college/university will graduate with a PATH Intl. Instructor certification at either the registered or advanced level.

Is there any additional cost associated with the program?

Depending on the college/university's membership level, there is a $250 or higher fee associated with the program. Consult the college/university directly for specific fees.

 

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