Partners in Education
Elective Requirements and Education Options
The American Council of Animal Naturopathy (A.C.A.N.) requires all students enrolled in our certification courses to successfully complete at least one elective course before being eligible to take the certification examination.
Our purpose in requiring electives and/or continuing education is to add to the student/practitioners and/or consultants’ knowledge base. The more you know, the better you can serve animals. Rarely does any single modality stand alone. It is best to have many resources available. A list of A.C.A.N.s class modules available as electives (and continuing education) includes:
- Equine Nutrition
- Equine Pests and Parasites
- The Metal-less Horse
- Philosophy of Animal Naturopathy
- Natural Dog Training, Behavior and Health
- Carnivore Nutrition
- Naturopathic Approach to Pests & Parasites
- Introduction to Natural Healing Modalities
- Better Understanding of Vaccines
It is not required that the elective or CE courses are taken through A.C.A.N. We have the following A.C.A.N. approved educational partners that provide courses as electives and/or continuing education that we have approved for our students. These schools are listed below:
Approved Educational Partners
Animal Iridology Center
Natural Animal Centre
APPLIED animal behaviour Online Course – we take all the complexity of scientific animal behaviour research and extract what you need to become a great behaviourist.
A Power Of Touch
Providing you with the education and resources you seek in caring for and learning about the animals in your life with massage and related therapies.
Ojai School of Canine Massage
A state approved school in California teaching massage for small animals with both a distance learning and onsite program.Our online Canine Massage certification course allows you to learn a new profession from your home and at your own pace.
NE Indiana Equine Sports Massage and Rehab
Dedicated to Lifetime Learning and Sharing Knowledge…
Offering an introductory course which covers the fundamentals of canine communication from a holistic perspective. Students will gain knowledge of the meaning of canine body language and sound communication that can be used to outline emotional states.
Health 4 Animals
MNHA Equine Body Balancing-Massage School
Spirits In Transition
If there is a course, class or seminar you are interested in taking for an elective or continuing education that is not listed here, please email us with details of the seminar/course or class and the organization offering it and the board will look into approving it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember, A.C.A.N. will be always adding more approved courses and webinar providers, and will periodically offer some courses, webinars or seminars ourselves. that will be worth CEs.
A.C.A.N. will accept documents such as letters, certificates, and diplomas that indicate that you have successfully completed a course of study or taken seminars/webinars elsewhere.
Even though the American Council of Animal Naturopathy is a privately owned and operated entity, we still uphold the first amendment in respecting and protecting the religious liberty rights of our instructors and students of all faiths or none. You may find statements within the books, articles, audios or videos within the class work that speak of personal spiritual beliefs of the author or speaker.