Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Concentration Requirements in Equestrian Studies:

In addition to the general education requirements and the equestrian studies core courses, the following Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Concentration courses are required:

  Semester Hours
BSA401, Strategies for Equine Business Management 3
ES 206, Rider Fitness 1
ES 215, Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy 3
ES 216, Principles of Equine Behavior 3
ES 301, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practicum I 4
ES 304, Advanced Stable Management 3
ES 305, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practicum II 6
PSY Electives* 9
   
Choose three from the following for a total of 9 hours:  
PSY 110, Psychology as a Social Science 3
PSY 200, Effective Behavior 3
PSY 325, Helping Relations 3
PSY 205, Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 305, Abnormal Behavior 3
PSY 309, Personality Theory 3
Total Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Concentration Hours 32

Sample Four Year Course Sequence for Equestrian Studies: Equestrian Studies Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Concentration

Freshman Year: Junior Year:
ES 105, Practical Concepts ES 304, Advanced Stable Management
ES 109, Horsemastership IV ES 326, Equine Lameness and Disease
ES 115, Stable Management ES 305, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practicum II
ES 206, Rider Fitness  
PSY Elective (2)  
   
Sophomore Year: Summer
ES 111, Equine CareersĀ  ES 470, Internship
ES 208, Equine Anatomy and Physiology  
ES 211, Lunge Theory and Application Senior Year:
ES 215, Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy ES 401 Strategies for Equine Business Management
ES 216, Principles of Equine Behavior ES 420 Equine Nutrition
ES 224, Teaching Elementary Riding  
   
Summer:  
ES 301, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practicum I