Instructor Certification

The UNH Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program is a Path International (Formerly known as NARHA) Premier Accredited Operating Center.  Path Intl was founded in 1969 to promote and support therapeutic riding in the U.S. and Canada.  More than 600 therapeutic riding centers in North America are members of Path Intl. As a member of Path International's Higher Education division, our staff is educated to Path Intl standards and our instructors are certified. Our program and instructors are also insured in accordance with these standards.

In addition, UNH offers classes in Therapeutic Riding including ANSC643 which is Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction.  In this class, students test for their Instructors Certification through Path Intl's Higher Education program and do not go through the typical Registered Instructor certification process.  We also offer a course in the Fall called Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (ANSC500).  These courses are part of our 4 year degree program but may also be taken as continuing ed classes. 

You may find more information on Path Intl by clicking the link below.

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International  - PATHIntl.org