International Program

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 tallgrass@animalacupressure.com with any specific questions you may have.

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

Training Program in Equine or Small Animal Acupressure

a. There are 7 online courses to take and we recommend you take the first four online classes prior to attending the hands on classes. The following online courses are required for certification and are listed in the suggested order of completion:

  1. Overview of TCM
  2. Meridian Theory
  3. Five Element Theory
  4. Acupoint Classification
  5. Acupoint Energetics & Landmark Anatomy
  6. Health & Pathology
  7. Indicators & Assessment and 2 Case Studies
  8. Proficiency Verification Class - Recommended but not required (click here for more information about this course)

b. The hands-on courses needed for certification are:

  1. Introduction to Acupressure and 4 Case Studies
  2. Meridians & Specific Conditions and 10 Case Studies

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: tallgrass@animalacupressure.com

Frequently Asked Questions

1. 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 completely and then go back and take 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: Dual Training Requirements

2. What are the payment options for the courses?

Please view our policies and procedures page by clicking here.

3. 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.