The ASTR program is fully approved by RACE®:
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Our flagship program, the Animal Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (ASTR) certification, is a post-graduate, 285-hour course designed exclusively for licensed professionals*
* Licensed veterinarian, chiropractor, osteopath, physical therapist/assistant, veterinary nurse/technician.
Graduates* of eligible equine body worker/sports massage certification programs, or graduates of an eligible equine science degree will obtain a Certificate of Completion of the ASTR program, indicating completion of continuing education. It is understood by non-Licensed Professionals who partake in the ASTR program, that completion of the program does not indicate a qualification or use of a title, nor the ability to offer services in the field of animal rehabilitation.
* Participants must be graduates from an equine body worker/sports massage program of at least 300 hours of education, including an in-person practicum of 50 + hours, case study submissions, and a full examination after completion of the practical component of the course OR be graduates from an academic equine science degree (minimum BSc.). In addition, practitioners must show proof of education and current professional indemnity insurance.