Education & Research

Education & Research

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 hippotherapy 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 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

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.