Equine-Facilitated Therapy Certificate Program

This option is only available to those students with a major in social work.

56527aWEB.jpgThis option is only available to those students with a major in social work. The Equine-Facilitated Therapy Certificate program is designed for those students interested in the use of horses to work with a variety of at-risk populations, including those with Autism, cerebral palsy, and other behavioral or physical challenges. The course work provides the foundation content for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) certification.  

Students must complete all courses listed under Requirement for Social Work Major, plus:
EQUI 100 - Introduction to Horse Management
EQUI 101- Introduction to Equine Studies
EQUI 200 - Horse Production and Management Techniques
EQUI 202 -Equine Anatomy, Physiology, and Health
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Two credits from: 
EQUI 103 - Introduction to Riding
EQUI 203 - Hunt Seat
EQUI 204 - Stock Seat
EQUI 205 - Driving
EQUI 303 -Dressage
EQUI 306 - Riding in the Open
EQUI 403 - Introduction to Eventing
 
BIOL 168 - Introduction to Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 169 - Introduction to Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
 
Students are encouraged to choose from the following courses to supplement their preparation for the PATH certification:
PSYC 205 - Statistics in Psychology I
SPED 212 - Autism I: Characteristics and Instruction
SPED  312 - Autism II: Teaching Internship and Advanced Research
EQUI 201 - Equestrian Facility Design and Operation
 
See Equine Studies in the Biology Department listings for more course descriptions.