Associate in Equine Studies
Employers in the equine industry are seeking equestrian employees who have academic credentials and certifications. By enrolling in the online Equine Studies Program, students are increasing their technology skills and meeting the needs of the ever-expanding equine industry.
The equine program offers core courses to form a solid foundation in the basics of equine studies. Students may then select from two tracks to specifically tailor the program to their needs and interests. The two tracks include Commercial Equine Business Management (seeking self-employment and traditional employment) and Equine Studies (skill development in equine welfare, health and care, farm management, riding, riding instruction, equine assisted activities, and business).
The positions our graduates will be prepared to pursue will vary with the track the student chooses. Potential positions are stable manager, farm manager, riding instructor, equine secretary or records manager, equine sales and marketing agent, horse trainer or assistant trainer, equine journalist, horse show or event manager, horse show judge, national breed association representative, and equine photographer or artist.
Flexible Online Format
With asynchronous coursework and flexible advising, students can complete their degree on their own schedule. Take a full load and finish the degree in four semesters, or pace your courses to fit your life and career. This program is also available through OHIO's regional campuses.
No requirements beyond University admission requirements.