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Instructor Training for PATH International Equine Services for Heroes®

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the benefits of EAAT for veteran and service member (VSM) participants
  • Recognize military terminology and conditions presented by VSM
  • Demonstrate mindful communication skills and terminology appropriate for working with VSM participants  
  • Develop an orientation procedure for VSM participants, staff, and volunteers
  • Understand the components of matching a VSM participant within the program, and identify when the program is not recommended for a VSM participant
  • Develop a process for participant assessment, session planning, and stable management to implement equine services for VSM at your facility

Course Schedule

This is a 3-week online course. Individuals can expect to complete 4-6 hours of coursework per week. Each unit/week will consist of a unit presentation, required readings, discussion topics and assignments. Click here for the full course schedule.

Week 1:
Offering services to veteran participants requires that instructors see their role and the program outcomes in a way that can support the VSM in the ways they will benefit from most.

Week 2:
Planning and preparation are instrumental in providing EAAT for VSM. The planning and preparation invested will be evident in the day to day operation of the EAAT programs. The addition of a new participant demographic can be an opportunity to refine or improve your current program operations and practices. The information in Unit 2 can help to identify program weaknesses that can be addressed prior to serving VSM participants to increase the likelihood they will keep coming back.

Week 3:
During the facilitation of EAAT for VSM, help them learn and grow in sessions tailored to their personal interests and needs. This unit will review the various aspects of facilitating sessions with the VSM participant in mind. 

Prerequisites

None

Course Dates

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Course Pricing

$249 PATH Intl. Members / $349 non-members
Limited time only: $199 promotional PATH Intl. Member Rate

Withdrawal/Transfer Policy:
Course participants may withdraw from a course up to 10 days prior to the start of the course. Withdrawals less than 10 days prior to the start of the course will incur a $50 administrative fee.

Technical Requirements
Our learning management system (LMS) is CourseWebs. To access the LMS, you will need an Internet connection and an Internet browser with Java enabled. Mac users must use Firefox, or other Mac-compatible browser as Safari is not compatible with CourseWebs.

In addition, you should be able to:

  • Create and save MS Word documents
  • Find basic resources on the Internet
  • Create and organize files and folders on your computer
  • Send, receive and manage email

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