Project Title

What are the benefits of EAGALA and PATH Intl. for TR?

Presenter Hometown

Richmond, KY

Major

Recreation and Park Administration: Recreational Therapy

Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Michelle Davis Gerken

Mentor Department

Recreation and Park Administration

Abstract

The equine therapy field has become vastly popular within the past few years as a therapy tool to achieve clientele goals. Within the equine therapy field, PATH Intl. and EAGALA are two organizations that have distinguished themselves through various equine assisted activities and therapies. With somewhat lacking scientific studies, it may be difficult for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to know which certification would be most beneficial as a professional, as well as for the clientele served. This study will examine what the benefits of EAGALA and PATH Intl. are for Therapeutic Recreation services. The researcher will explain the differences and similarities between the organizations, proven benefits clients have received, and viewpoints from CTRS professionals through a literature review.

Presentation format

Poster

Poster Number

092

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What are the benefits of EAGALA and PATH Intl. for TR?

The equine therapy field has become vastly popular within the past few years as a therapy tool to achieve clientele goals. Within the equine therapy field, PATH Intl. and EAGALA are two organizations that have distinguished themselves through various equine assisted activities and therapies. With somewhat lacking scientific studies, it may be difficult for a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) to know which certification would be most beneficial as a professional, as well as for the clientele served. This study will examine what the benefits of EAGALA and PATH Intl. are for Therapeutic Recreation services. The researcher will explain the differences and similarities between the organizations, proven benefits clients have received, and viewpoints from CTRS professionals through a literature review.