This course will provide the participant with the didactic material for the Equine Kinesiology Taping Certificate Course Program.



The NC State Equine Kinesiology Taping Certificate course will give you an understanding of the principles of kinesiology taping, the different types of tape available and the techniques for applying the tape correctly to help with common injuries, ailments and conditions.

The NC State Equine Kinesiology Taping course will address functional kinesiology taping methods to reduce or control pain, manage swelling or edema, increase joint range of motion and muscle function, and maintain a level of functionality and comfort for the horse.

Taping applications to maintain functionality and comfort in training and assist with recovery will be explored as a means to facilitating overall soundness in the equine athlete. Participants will learn the practical application of equine kinesiology taping procedures to address pain, proprioception and inflammation. Participants will gain an understanding of the wide range of benefits from equine kinesiology taping.

The NC State Equine Taping Certificate program is delivered in a hybrid format of online lecture and a 1-day hands on lab session.

Equine Kinesiology Taping I (ONLINE) Course Outline

Chapter1:  Introduction

  • Background in taping
  • Science of taping
  • Understanding the product
  • Safety

Chapter2:   Applying Tape

  • Application of tape
  • Measurements
  • Measurement in application of tape
  • Tips for application of tape

Chapter3:  Anatomy Review and Taping

  • Part 1 – Neck and Forelimb muscles
  • Part 2 – Pelvic and Hindlimb Muscles
  • Part 3 – Back and trunk muscles

Chapter4:  Tendons

Chapter 5:  Other taping

  • Posture and conformation
  • Swelling and oedema
  • Pain

Chapter 6:  Conclusion

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the principles of equine kinesiology taping
  • Understand the science of kinesiology taping
  • Understand the safety of kinesiology taping
  • Learn the proper measurements for the application of kinesiology tape
  • Addressing the most common areas that respond to kinesiology taping
  • Understand taping applications for different muscles and tendons


Intended Audience:

Veterinarians, Veterinary Technicians/Nurses, Animal Physiotherapists, Equine Therapists and Equine Trainers

Full Program Details (click here)
Next scheduled Hands-on Lab Date:  May 18th, 2024

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