Equine Studies

Minor Code - U130

This minor is designed for students who wish to advance their knowledge of equine management  practices or wish to find employment within the equine industry. Students will gain knowledge of equine management related to reproduction, nutrition, health, training methods, design of facilities, and economy of the industry.

Required Courses

A&VS 281Introduction to Equine Care and Use3
ANPR 344Light Horse Science4
Complete 1 of the following tracks11
Managment Track
Equine Facility Design and Management
Rural Enterprise Development
Select at least 2 of the following:
Equine Hoof and Limb
Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation
Riding Theory and Techniques
Equine Events Management
Science Track
Animal Nutrition
Introduction to Animal Physiology
Equine Exercise Physiology
Select at least 2 of the following:
Equine Hoof and Limb
Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation
Riding Theory and Techniques
Research
Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies Track*
Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship 1
Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship 2
Select at least 2 of the following
Riding Theory and Techniques
Equine Facility Design and Management
Rural Enterprise Development
Disability and the Family
Disability in the Community
Introduction to Human Development
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Total Hours18
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If a student wishes to become a candidate for certification to become a PATH registered level riding instructor, the minor and the following classes must be completed: A&VS 293: Riding Theory and Techniques, A&VS 491: Professional Field Experiences (Volunteerism for EAAT), and A&VS 482 Practicum for Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies Instructor Certification.