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NWSAM offers a variety of programs at campuses throughout the United States and Canada. 

The Class Schedule will show you a chronological list of all currently scheduled classes. 

Our Course Catalog allows you to search for just the classes you are interested in according to the track you desire (Large Animal or Small Animal or both), the campus location, class type (distance learning or resident training) or by modality.  

Below is a brief overview of the programs we offer.

ENRICHMENT COURSES

We have one and two-day seminars and workshops offered in a range of topics:

  • FUNdamentals of Animal Massage
  • Introduction of Aromatherapy
  • Reiki
  • Shiatsu for Animals
  • Acupressure for Animals

PLUS THREE LEVELS OF MASSAGE CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

 Professional vocation training for those seeking a career in animal massage.  

Level 100: Maintenance Massage for Animals

Level 200: Performance Massage for Animals

Level 300: Rehabilitation Massage for Animals (in conjunction with proper veterinary care)

Our Level 100, Level 200 and Level 300 are currently offered through our unique Distance Learning + Practical Format.  Study from the comfort of home at your own pace and with the help of our excellent distance-learning instructors.  Then choose from among our many five day practicals to complete the hands-on portion of your training. 

Maximum Flexibility!  Top Quality Instruction!  The Best Hands-On Experience!

 

 

 

Courses Offered

Helping Your Dog's Hips
Helping Your Dog's Hips online training is hosted by our affiliate All About Animal Massage and taught by Megan Ayrault, who is also an instructor at the Northwest School of Animal Massage
Equine Back Pain
Equine Back Pain online training is hosted by our affiliate All About Animal Massage and taught by Megan Ayrault, who is also an instructor at the Northwest School of Animal Massage
Enrichment Course: Animal Reiki I
Explore the gentle power of Reiki
Equine Anatomy Intensive
This self-paced course will include external anatomy, musculoskeletal anatomy and an introduction to the anatomy of the various body systems
FUNdamentals of Animal Massage- Lola Michelin
Learn the basics of animal massage in this exciting workshop
Advanced K9 Manual Ligament Therapy
During this 2-day course, you will expand upon the techniques learned from the Manual Ligament Therapy foundation course
LEVEL 100 Large Animal Distance Learning certification course
In order to meet the busy schedules of many of our students, we are happy to provide a distance learning course as part of our Large Animal Massage Practitioner (LAMP) certification
Level 200: Large Animal Distance Learning
The Level 200: Large Animal Distance Learning course explores the world of massage relative to performance animals
Level 300: Large Animal Massage Distance Learning
The Level 300 LAMP Distance Learning Course explores techniques designed to assist horse's in accessing their natural healing abilities in the face of injury or illness
Level 100: Large Animal Massage Practical
PREREQUISITE:  Completion of  Level 100: LAMP 100 Distance Learning Course
Level 100: Small Animal Massage Practical
PREREQUISITE:  Completion of SAMP 100 Distance Learning Course
Level 200: Large Animal Massage Practical
PREREQUISITE:  Completion of LAMP 200 Distance Learning course
Level 200: Small Animal Massage Practical
PREREQUISITE:  Completion of SAMP 200 Distance Learning course
Level 300: Large Animal Massage Practical
Prerequisite:  Completion of LEVEL 300 LAMP distance learning course
Level 300: Small Animal Massage Practical
PREREQUISITE:  Completion of SAMP 300 Distance learning course
LEVEL 100 Small Animal Distance Learning certification course
In order to meet the busy schedules of many of our students, we are happy to provide a distance learning course as part of our Small Animal Massage Practitioner (SAMP) certification
Level 200: Small Animal Distance Learning
The Level 200 SAMP Distance Learning course looks at the unique challenges faced by the athletic dog and dogs in service roles
Level 300: Small Animal Massage Distance Learning
The Level 300 SAMP Distance Course focuses on rehabilitation massage

Course Catalog

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