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Associates Equine Studies

 

Equine
 
The Equine Studies program is designed to prepare students for employment as trained professionals in the horse industry. The program provides students with opportunities to develop skills and expertise in riding instruction, therapeutic riding, farm management and business, pre-animal science, and pre-veterinary technology.
 
For the safety of our horses and riders, a rider weight restriction may be in place.
Students are required to provide proof of health insurance. Requirements subject to change.
 
For more information contact:
Kelly Hall, Director, Equine Studies
740.354.9347
 

Minimum Semester Credit Hours: 60

General Education
All Equine Studies students must complete the Freshman English and
quantitative skills requirement. (see University catalog)

Required Equine Core Coursework
Complete the following courses:
EQU 1000: Equine Studies Introduction (2 hrs)
EQU 1010: Basic Equine Health Care (2 hrs)
EQU 1020: Basic Horse Handling (2 hrs)
EQU 1030: Equine Facility Management I (2 hrs)
EQU 1040: Equine Facility Management II (2 hrs)

Students will chose from the following tracks. Additional General Education courses are required for degree completion

Track A: Riding Instruction/Therapeutic Riding Instruction
Required Equine Courses
Riding Instruction Complete the following courses:
EQU 1062: Equestrian Teaching Techniques (2 hrs)
EQU 2062: Equestrian Teaching Practicum (3 hrs)

Riding Instruction Business Management Complete the following courses:
EQU 2031: Equine Business Management (2 hrs)
 
Elective Equine Requirements
Complete 4 hours from the following courses:
EQU 2030: Farm Design/Stable Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2041: Horse Judging (2 hrs)
EQU 2042: Horse Show & Event Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2080: Therapeutic Riding Overview (2 hrs) (Must be completed by Therapeutic Riding students)
EQU 2081: Admin Therapeutic Riding (1 hr) (Must be completed by Therapeutic Riding students)
EQU 2910: Equine Internship (1-3 hrs)
EQU 2990: Studies in Equine Issues (1-3 hrs)

Required General Courses
ATCH 1030: Financial Acct Procedures (3 hrs)
BIOL 1010: Principles of Biology (4 hrs)
BMT 1010: Business and Its Environment (3 hrs)
BMT 1100: Introduction to Management (3 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
MATH 1090: Consumer Mathematics (3 hrs)

Track B: Assistant Trainer
Required Equine Courses
Horse Selection, Training, and Care Courses
Complete the following courses:
EQU 1070: Equine Nutrition (3 hrs)
EQU 2071: Equine Anatomy and Physiology (3 hrs)
EQU 2072: Equine Lameness & Conditioning (3 hrs)
EQU 2910: Equine Internship (Complete at least 1 hour) (1-3 hrs)

Business and Farm Management
Complete the following courses:
EQU 2030: Farm Design/Stable Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2031: Equine Business Management (2 hrs)

Elective Equine Requirements
Competition and Judging
EQU 2041: Horse Judging (2 hrs)
EQU 2042: Horse Show & Event Management (2 hrs)

Required General Requirements
Complete the following courses:
BIOL 1010: Principles of Biology (4 hrs)
BMT 1100: Introduction to Management (3 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
MATH 1090: Consumer Mathematics (3 hrs)
 
Required Equine Riding Courses: Track A and B
Complete the Following Courses:
EQU 1060: Introduction to Western Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 1061: Introduction to English Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 1071: Equine Evaluation & Selection (2 hrs)
EQU 2060: Advanced Western Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 2061: Advanced English Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 2063: Train & Evaluate Lesson Horses (3 hrs)
 
Elective General Requirements
Track A complete 5 hours from the following courses:
Track B complete 6 hours from the following courses:
ATCH 1040: Managerial Acct Procedures (3 hrs)
COMS 1010: Fundamentals of Human Comm (3 hrs)
EXPH 2280: First Aid/CPR for the Profes (2 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)
PSY 2410: Child & Adolescent Psychology (3 hrs)

 

Track C: Farm Business and Management
Required Equine Farm and Stable Management Courses
Complete the following courses:
EQU 2030: Farm Design/Stable Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2031: Equine Business Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2032: Pasture Establishment & Mgt (2 hrs)

Farm Management Internship
Complete the following course:
EQU 2910: Equine Internship (1-3 hrs)

Additional Elective Equine Requirements
Complete at least 4 hours from the following courses:
EQU 1060: Introduction to Western Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 1061: Introduction to English Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 2030: Farm Design/Stable Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2040: Basic Horse Shoeing (2 hrs)
EQU 2060: Advanced Western Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 2080: Therapeutic Riding Overview (2 hrs)
EQU 2081: Admin Therapeutic Riding (1 hrs)

Additional Required General Courses
Complete the following courses:
ATCH 1030: Financial Acct Procedures (3 hrs)
ATCH 1040: Managerial Acct Procedures (3 hrs)

Elective General Requirements
Complete 9 hours from the following courses:
BMT 1100: Introduction to Management (2 hrs)
BMT 2000: Intro to Business Computing (2 hrs)
COMS 1030: Public Speaking (2 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)

Track D: Preanimal Science/Preveterinary Technology
Required Additional Equine Health and Veterinary Science Courses
Complete the following courses:
EQU 2071: Equine Anatomy and Physiology (3 hrs)
EQU 2074: Equine Veterinary Technology (3 hrs)

12 Additional Elective Equine Requirements
EQU 1060: Introduction to Western Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 1061: Introduction to English Riding (2 hrs)
EQU 2031: Equine Business Management (2 hrs)
EQU 2040: Basic Horse Shoeing (2 hrs)
EQU 2080: Therapeutic Riding Overview (2 hrs)
EQU 2081: Admin Therapeutic Riding (1 hr)
EQU 2910: Equine Internship (1-3 hrs)
EQU 2990: Studies in Equine Issues (1-3 hrs)

Elective General Courses
Complete 8 hours from the following courses:
BMT 1010: Business and Its Environment (3 hrs)
BMT 1400: Concepts of Marketing (3 hrs)
COMS 1030: Public Speaking (3 hrs)
CTCH 1250: Introduction to Computers (3 hrs)
PSY 1010: General Psychology (3 hrs)

 

Required General Courses: Track C and D
Complete the following courses:
BIOL 1010: Principles of Biology (4 hrs)
BMT 1100: Introduction to Management (3 hrs)
ENG 1510: Writing and Rhetoric I (3 hrs)
MATH 1090: Consumer Mathematics (3 hrs)

Equine Health Care Courses
Complete the following course:
EQU 1070: Equine Nutrition (3 hrs)
EQU 1071: Equine Evaluation & Selection (2 hrs)
EQU 2072: Equine Lameness & Conditioning (3 hrs)
EQU 2073: Equine Reproduction (3 hrs)