Become Certified

We are looking for individuals that have a passion for helping horses, and are ambitious, confident, and full of energy!


SMARTcert is a 5 day program with a pre-study as well as a final exam. By the time you graduate from this program,you will be certified for “Equine Sports Massage Therapy” and will be fully equipped to begin growing your business, gathering clientele, and performing equine massage therapy treatments.

What is covered in the 5 days:
-equine safety and basic health
-muscular anatomy
-skeletal anatomy
-biomechanics in depth
-massage techniques (ample hands-on practice)
-assessing a horse both still and in movement
-conformation and soundness
-involving a team of practitioners when necessary (including veterinary care)
-providing a client recommendations, stretches, and exercises (exercises are included with curriculum)
-building a business foundation
-business development (advertising, marketing, & more)
-much more!

What is expected from graduates:
-all graduates receive the title of “certified sports massage therapist”
-graduates can choose to utilize the title of SMARTcert Practitioner which includes additional benefits that are outlined below. Membership for this is $50+hst/year.
-adhere to the code of ethics
-present yourself in a professional manner at all times, including on social media platform

Graduates can expect the following support:
-closed Facebook group for alumni, sharing resources, advertising and business development tips, etc
-ongoing mentorship as required
-listing on SMARTcert’s website
-opportunity to attend future courses to refresh education
-continuing education opportunities will be available shortly

SMARTcert Practitioner’s can expect the following additional benefits:
-representation at multiple events and tradeshows, supporting and advertising for the active SMARTcert Practitioners
-listing on SMARTcert website
-the opportunity to work with a Facility Partner
-access to additional published conditioning booklets, organized by sports and body focuses, that can be retailed to clients for additional revenue streams
-one-on-one coaching calls with head office every other month for guidance and support for the first two years of building your business
-SMARTcert Practitioners must maintain an active status by performing at least 10 massage therapy treatments per year, and purchasing their client reports through head office (cost of $5+hst each). An annual fee of $50+hst maintains your SMARTcert Practitioner status.

Upcoming courses:
May 13-17th – Ottawa ON region *updated*

Investment: $1999+hst


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