Education & Research
Equine therapy using the horses’ movement (hippotherapy) is endorsed and recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) as a treatment strategy within the scope of practice for specially-trained physical and occupational therapists.
Hippotherapy Clinical Internships
NCEFT partners with universities throughout the country to offer equine therapy internships for physical and occupational therapy students. Internships are also available for licensed physical and occupational therapists wishing to specialize in hippotherapy. Please contact our Program Director, Chris Swan, at (650) 851-2271 or at Chris@nceft.org for further information.
Therapy Associations and Hippotherapy Associations
American Hippotherapy Association (AHA)
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH)
Educational DVD’s Available for Order
We offer a variety of educational DVDs about hippotherapy and the people and animals who provide treatment. Please use the DVD Order form to order yours today.