The FES Europe Base and Advanced Courses each consist of three modules of three days duration. Additional supervised practical sessions will be offered between course modules and exams to provide participants with ongoing practical training and technique refinement. The evaluation of video assignments provide supplementary opportunities for individual coaching.
Certification examinations for both FES Base and Advanced Courses are optional; however, successful completion of both the theoretical and practical portions of the Base Course examination is required for registration into the Advanced Course. Passing the Advanced Course examinations with positive results is demanded for final certification as Equine Chiropractor ( FES-certified).
The Base Course focuses on the diagnostic traject in theory and practice with a thorough training of the clinical segmental examination and a start in chiropractic treatment techniques.
The Advanced course involves therapy, rehabilitation and management of equine spinal/pelvic-related issues, both in theory and practice, including the training in chiropractic treatment techniques in both the axial and peripheral skeleton.
The overall program provides over 200 hours of theoretical and practical course work and requires two years of study for completion; investment of additional time and effort will be necessary for preparation and completion of the theoretical and practical examinations required for final certification. The extra amount of time required will depend on already present individual skills and knowledge, and the possibility of applying material in daily practice.