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PATH Intl. Certification and Education at High Hopes

Through education and certification opportunities at High Hopes, pursue a rewarding career in the field of Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies. EAAT offers rewarding career opportunities combining elements of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, education, psychology and child development with horsemanship teaching skills.

High Hopes is one of a handful of independent therapeutic riding centers throughout North America approved by PATH Intl. to offer instructor training at all three levels. Since 1996, High Hopes has trained over 260 students from throughout the United States and from over 20 countries abroad.


Become a Registered Instructor

PATH Intl. is the organization that certifies professionals and accredits centers in the Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) Industry. PATH Intl. offers three levels of therapeutic riding instructor certification:

The PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification can the be achieved through attending the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course at High Hopes, or through a multi-step Phase 1 & 2 educational process which culminates in an Onsite Workshop and Certification (also offered at High Hopes.)

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Training, Education & PATH Intl. CEUs

1 of 4 PATH Intl. Centers approved to run the Instructor Training Course

High Hopes is 1 of only 4 PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Centers in the country currently offering the PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course.

As part of our commitment to Opportunity, Education & Excellence, we also provide a wide variety of workshops offering EAAT Professionals continuing education opportunities qualifying for PATH Intl. CEU’s.

Please note the following definitions for PATH Intl. CEUs which are available for all of our courses: Disability Education (DE), Certification Core Requirement (CR) General Continuing Education (CE).

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