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Minor in Equine Studies

Students in the Minor in Equine Studies enroll in 20 hours of flexible coursework dependent on their desired career goals in equine management, equine science or equine assisted activities and therapies. Three courses are required of all students, A&VS 281, AVS 282, and ANPR 344, and they take the remaining credits from the desired area of emphasis.  

Minor in Equine Studies (20 hours)

All students:

  • A&VS 281 Intro to Equine Care & Use (3 credits)
  • A&VS 282 Equine Handling & Ground Training Lab (1 credit)
  • ANPR 344 Advanced Horse Management (4 credits)

Management track:

  • Must take: A&VS 330 Equine Facility Design and Mgmt (3 credits)
  • Select one of the following: A&VS 463 Equine Events Management, ARE 422 New Venture Creation, or ARE 482 Enterprise Operation Law (3 credits)
  • Select two of the following: A&VS 343 Equine Hoof and Limb, A&VS 370 Riding Theory and Techniques, A&VS 463 Equine Events Management, ANPR 338 Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation (6 credits)

Science track:

  • Must take: ANNU 361 Applied Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Select one of the following: ANPH 400 Growth and Lactation Physiology, ANPH 424 Physiology of Reproduction, or VETS 401 Veterinary Anatomy (3 credits)
  • Select two of the following: A&VS 343 Equine Hoof and Limb, A&VS 370 Riding Theory and Techniques, A&VS 463 Equine Events Management, ANPR 338 Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation (6 credits)

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies track:

  • A&VS 425 Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship I (3 credits)
  • A&VS 426 Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship II (3 credits)
  • Select two of the following: A&VS 330 Equine Facility Design and Management, A&VS 370 Riding Theory and Techniques, DISB 380 Disability and the Family, DISB 482 Disability in the Community, PSYC 241 Introduction to Human Development, or PSYC 281 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (6 credits)
  • * To become a candidate for the PATH registered level riding instructor certification, a student must fulfill the minor requirements and also complete the following courses: A&VS 370, A&VS 481, and A&VS 482.