International Programs

Tallgrass Animal Acupressure International Studies

TgAAI’s international teaching presence continues to grow. To that end, we have created an International Students information page to help you with course questions, time schedule, course scheduling and more!

Please review the information below and feel free to contact us at with any specific questions you may have. Also, if you have information you feel would be helpful to add to this page, please let us know what it is and we will add as appropriate.

Thank you for your interest in Tallgrass Animal Acupressure and our courses! Below are the requirements for certification:

Certification Program in Equine or Small Animal Acupressure

a.  There are 6 online courses to take and we strongly recommend you take as many of them
     as you
can prior to attending the hands on classes (and if you plan to take all of the hands on
     classes in one
trip, then all the online courses should be completed ahead of time to maximize
     your learning). The
following online courses are required for certification and the suggested order
     to take them:

    Overview of TCM
    Meridian Theory
    Five Element Theory
    Acupoint Classification
    Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy

b.  The hands on classes needed for certification are:
    Introduction to Acupressure
    Meridians & Specific Conditions 1&2
    Indicators & Assessment
    Practical - written and hands on

c.  Two electives that are a minimum of 20 hours each are also required for certification. These can
     be in other areas of study that complement animal acupressure, such as animal massage, reiki,
     physiotherapy, Equine Temperament 5-Element Typing, Equine Essential Oils, etc.

If you have taken courses you would like considered for your elective requirements, please send the information about the course(s) to:

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I take all of the hands on classes in a row?

While taking all of the hands on classes in a row is not the ideal way to learn animal acupressure, we do offer the classes this way when we teach in Australia and England. To get the most out of the hands on classes, we strongly suggest completing all of the online classes prior to attending these hands on classes since they are required for certification. Please note that each hands on class has an open book exam, essays and case studies to be completed after the completion of the classes.

 2. If I don’t take the hands on classes in a row, when can I take them again?

You may take the hands on classes at any location throughout the world. And, we make an attempt to return to each country within a 24 month time frame.

3. I’d like to be certified in both equine and small animal acupressure, is this possible?
Yes, this is possible, however we suggest you complete one certification all the way through and then go back and add the necessary courses for the second certification. You will not need to take all of the classes again and the specifics of the second (or dual) certification can be found on the bottom of this page:

4. What are the payment options for the courses?
Please view our policies and procedures page, which can be found here:

5. What are the regulations governing animal acupressure?

It varies from country to country and usually animal acupressure regulations are the same as those governing animal massage unless otherwise specified. Many areas are now having practitioners work by veterinary referral. To make sure you are fully aware of the regulations that govern animal acupressure in your country, we ask that you thoroughly investigate this area at the start of your studies with us.

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