Minor in Equestrian Studies

Students will take the following courses for  12 credit hours:

Semester Hours
ES 105, Practical Concepts of Equine Care 2
ES 109, Horsemastership IV 2
ES 208, Equine Anatomy and Physiology 4
ES 211, Lunge Theory and Applications 1
ES 224, Teaching Elementary Riding 3
Students must choose 2 from the following courses for six semester hours:  
ES 215, Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy 3
ES 216, Principles of Equine Behavior 3
ES 326, Equine Lameness and Disease 4
ES 304, Advanced Stable Management 3
ES 420, Equine Nutrition 3
ES 401, Strategies for Equine Business Management 3
Total 18

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their ES classes.

Minor in Equestrian Studies Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

The department also offers a minor in Equestrian Studies Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  The following courses are required for the minor: 

  Semester Hours
ES 215, Introduction to Equine Assisted Therapy 3
ES 216, Principles of Equine Behavior 3
ES 301, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practicum I 4
ES 305, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Practicum II 6
Choose three from the following for a total of 9 hours:  
PSY 110, Psychology as a Social Science  
PSY 200, Effective Behavior  
PSY 325, Helping Relations  
PSY 205, Developmental Psychology  
PSY 299, Alternative and Complimentary Therapies  
PSY 305, Abnormal Behavior  
PSY 309, Personality Theory 9
Total 25

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 in their ES classes.