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Equine Massage Therapy Certificate

Give horses the gift of relaxation and become a sought-after equine massage therapist!

This comprehensive one year program will equip you with the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the equine massage field. Taught by experienced practitioners, you'll gain hands-on mastery of techniques that promote equine comfort, performance, and recovery.  Through practical instruction, you'll learn to identify areas of tension, develop targeted massage plans, and manage a range of equine musculoskeletal issues. 

Work-Integrated Learning

As part of the Equine Massage Therapy program, you will complete a field placement where you will be required to complete 25 massages (minimum of 45 hours) on horses and a portfolio of work to show evidence of learning. 


Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will receive a certificate in Equine Massage Therapy.

Program Details

    • 50% or better in English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

    • 50% or better in Math 20-1 or Math 20-2

    • 50% or better in one of Biology 20, Chemistry 20, or Science 20

    • Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement

  • Please refer to the current Fee Schedule for complete details.

    Tuition, Fees & Payments

    Scholarships & Student Awards

    Olds College of Agriculture & Technology offers over 450 awards, valued at $500,000+ in scholarships, bursaries and prizes. Thanks to our industry partners, alumni, and friends of Olds College we are fortunate to offer a generous student awards program to students.

    For additional information on scholarships, bursaries and prizes at Olds College, visit Scholarships & Awards.

    Entrance Awards Available!

    Entrance awards range from $250 - $1,500 for students applying for the upcoming academic year and have paid the tuition deposit by the deadline.

    Awards are selected randomly from those that have applied and qualify based on the criteria.
    Award will be applied as a tuition credit to the student's account after the add/drop course deadline, confirming full-time attendance. Not all that apply will receive an entrance award.

    Student Funding

    For information on how to apply for government student loans, financial aid or for help with financial planning, visit our Student Funding page.

  • For course descriptions and requisites, view the Academic Calendar.

    Academic Calendar: Equine Massage Therapy Certificate

    Term 1

    • Completed the following:
      • EQN1300 - Equine Management & Horse Care
      • EQN1310 - Equine Anatomy and Physiology
      • EQN1320 - Introduction to Equine Massage Theory, Techniques, and Routines
      • EQN1330 - Equine Biomechanics

    Term 2

    • Completed the following:
      • EQN1350 - Investigating the Equine Nervous System
      • EQN1360 - Massage Care for Injury
      • EQN1370 - Advanced Massage Therapy Techniques and Routines
      • EQN1380 - Equine Massage Therapy Business and Relationships
      • EQN1035 - Fundamentals of Equine Health

    Term 3

    • Completed the following:
      • EQN 1390 - Equine Massage Field Placement
  • Olds College has a solid reputation working with employers in the industry! This directly translates into jobs for our graduates, including:

    • Self-employed Equine Massage Therapist
    • Equine Massage Therapist within a Rehabilitation or Sports Medicine Business

    Visit ALIS to find Occupational Profiles with current wages, industry trends and more!

    ALIS Occupational Profiles


    Program Dates

    Find out when your term start and end dates are, so that you know when you are expected to be in attendance. For more information, please review the Program Dates & Fee Schedule.

    Class Registration

    You will be registered into your classes automatically. This will happen approximately 1 month prior to the start-date for your program. You will be notified once you have been timetabled into your courses. You will be able to see your class schedule in your My Olds College account. If you need to make any changes to your class registration, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Program at a Glance

Length: One Year

Delivery Method: On Campus

Program Intake: Fall

Applications Open: October

Program Status: Open

Horse Boarding Information

Olds College's horse boarding services are available to students and include hay, shavings, shelter and bedding.

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