Certificate Program in Equine Rehabilitation

The certificate program in equine rehabilitation is a sequence of postgraduate courses for veterinarians, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and veterinary technicians or students of these professions, case studies and a cumulative examination. The courses are designed to guide the practitioner from the theoretical foundations to the clinical applications of equine rehabilitation.

The curriculum is designed to meet the high standards of a University of Tennessee certificate program. The University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine is overseeing the curriculum.

University of Tennessee

Jennifer was one of the first graduating class members of the Equine Rehabilitation Certification Program offered at University of Tennessee in 2005. After receiving her certification diploma, she went on to open her private practice of Equine Rehabilitation Services LLC, in Sept. of 2006. She returned to UT to teach in their program September and November 2010.

Jennifer is now an adjunct faculty member at the University of Tennessee in the Equine Rehabilitation Program. To learn more about Jennifer's faculty position at UT go to http://equinerehab.utk.edu/BrooksJennifer.php She works closely with Dr. Steve Adair, Program Director, to assist in program development, interview prospective applicants, and provide physical therapy lecture presentations and lab activities within the program. She works in conjunction with many highly esteemed equine veterinarian researchers (go to http://equinerehab.utk.edu/index_certificate.php and scroll down to faculty list) that also instruct in the program.

In 2011, the Un. Of Tenn. will run the program as follows:

Equine I: Introduction to Equine Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Modalities
Monday, August 21st – Sunday, August 28th

Equine II: Conditions Amenable to Rehabilitation
Monday, October 16th – Sunday, October 23rd

Equine III: Final Examination and Case Presentations
TBD, about 3-4 months after completion of Equine II. Exams are taken via internet access.

For more information about the Equine Rehab Program offered at UT please go to/click on http://equinerehab.utk.edu/index_certificate.php or contact Dr. Steve Adair, Program Director, Associate Professor Equine Surgery, Phone: 865-567-5701, or Email: sadair@utk.edu.

Jennifer is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Adair writing a research article on Effects of Equine Swimming in hopes of a publication in a veterinary journal in 2012.

Jen with pets

Canine Certification Pursuits

Jennifer is also completing her Canine Rehabilitation Program Certification through the Un. of Tennessee this year. For more information on the Canine Program visit http://www.canineequinerehab.com.


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