Ellen J. Bonine, M.S., OTR/L, HPCS

Jeanni Bonine
Title: Instructor
Division: Interdisciplinary Health Professions
Unit: Rehabilitation Counseling
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 323
Office Phone: 815-753-5118
Office Fax: 815-753-9123
Email: ebonine@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • REHB 372
  • HSCI 460
  • REHB 327
  • REHB 200


  • M.S., Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • B.S., Western Michigan University, Occupational Therapy


  • Board certified hippotherapy clinical specialist
  • Board certified occupational therapist
  • Certified in Sensory Integration (SIPT)
  • Certified Advanced Therapeutic Listening provider
  • Early Intervention Specialist and Evaluator
  • Eligible to sit for National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) board exam in holistic nutrition


  • Licensed and Registered Occupational Therapist 

Research Interests

  • Sensory integration
  • Treatment incorporating hippotherapy
  • Therapeutic nutritional interventions

Published Works

  • AHA magazine
    Co-Author of Dynamic Treatments for the Hippotherapy Client

Additional Information

  • Editor for Hippotherapy magazine, American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. publication

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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