Equine Studies Major: Therapeutic Riding Option (B.S.)

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The Therapeutic Riding option includes classes in equine studies, therapeutic riding, non-profit organizations, and human development and special needs for students interested in a career in therapeutic riding. Students also test for PATH International instructor certification.

Core Equine Studies Requirements
AAS 437Equine Handling and Care Techniques4
ANSC 402Horsemanship (Intermediate 2 level or above)3
or ANSC 405 Theory of Horsemanship
ANSC 411Freshman Seminar in Equine Science1
ANSC 504Equine Science4
ANSC 665Principles of Horse Trials Management 12
ANSC 600Field Experience 11-4
ANSC 612Genetics of Domestic Animals4
or GEN 604 Principles of Genetics
ANSC 620Equine Diseases4
ANSC 796Equine Senior Seminar2
ANSC 725Equine Sports Medicine4
ANSC 797Equine Capstone Experience4
BIOL 411Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular4
BIOL 412Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology4
Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
Introduction to Literary Analysis
Professional and Technical Writing
Persuasive Writing
Technical Writing in Animal Sciences
EREC 411Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives4
or ECON 402 Principles of Economics (Micro)
Therapeutic Riding Requirements
AAS 426Equine Conformation and Lameness4
AAS 546Animal Business Applications4
AAS 547Applied Equine Management3
ANSC 500Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies4
ANSC 643Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction4
BMS 507Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BMS 508Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
Equine Science Electives: Choose 20 credits from the following:
AAS 436Equine Show Preparation and Competition1
AAS 538Equine Handling/Longeing1
AAS 548Applied Animal Businss: Concepts and Practices4
ANSC 507Survey of Equine Training Techniques3
ANSC 602Animal Rights and Societal Issues4
ANSC 640Principles of Riding Instruction4
ANSC 641Principles of Dressage Instruction2
ANSC 642Principles of Jumping Instruction2
ANSC 695Supervised Teaching Experience1-2
COMM 401American Sign Language I4
COMM 402American Sign Language II4
COMM 420Survey of Communication Disorders4
CSL 402Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations4
CSL 403Organizing and Supervising Volunteers4
CSL 508Essentials of Fundraising for Community-Based Organizations2
CSL 509Essentials of Grant Writing for Community-Based Organizations2
EDUC 500Exploring Teaching4
EDUC 701Human Development and Learning: Educational Psychology4
EDUC 750Introduction to Exceptionality4
EDUC 751AEducating Exceptional Learners: Elementary4
EDUC 751BEducating Exceptional Learners: Secondary4
MGT 580Introduction to Organizational Behavior4
OT 510Exploring Occupational Therapy and Occupation4
OT 500Behavior and Development of Children4
or HDFS 525 Human Development
PSYC 561Abnormal Behavior4
PSYC 581Child Development4
RMP 501Recreation Services for Individuals with Disabilities4
SW 424Introduction to Social Work4
SW 797Special Topics in Social Welfare4
ZOOL 613Animal Behavior5

Waived for TSAS equine management graduates