Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies Minor


The minor in Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) provides students with exposure to several disciplines within this diverse field.  The required courses introduce students to key concepts in equine handling and EAAT, including equine skills and the opportunity to test for PATH International CTRI instructor certification in therapeutic riding.

The elective courses list for the proposed EAAT minor are designed to provide students with supporting knowledge of equine-specific topics and non-profit challenges necessary for professionals working in the EAAT field.

Students in the EAAT minor will take a total of 20 credit hours. Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in any course used for the minor. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit. In accordance with University policy, up to 8 credit hours may count for both the minor as well as for the major, second major, or dual major. Students pursuing a degree in Equine Studies will NOT be eligible to complete the minor.

Required Courses
ANSC 437Equine Husbandry Techniques4
or ANSC 426 Equine Conformation and Lameness
ANSC 500Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies4
ANSC 643Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction4
Total Credits12
Electives (Select at least 8 credits from the below)
Choose 1:2-4
ANSC 405Theory of Horsemanship2
or ANSC 422
ANSC 402
Introduction to Horsemanship Theory
and Horsemanship Lab
or ANSC 522
ANSC 402
Ethical Horsemanship - Considerations and Theory
and Horsemanship Lab
ANSC 426Equine Conformation and Lameness4
ANSC 437Equine Husbandry Techniques4
ANSC 635Nonprofit Management for Agriculture Business4
ANSC 640Principles of Riding Instruction (W)4
ANSC 641Principles of Dressage Instruction2
ANSC 744Advanced Concepts in Therapeutic Riding Instruction4
ANSC 795WInvestigations1-4
OT 510Exploring Occupational Therapy and Occupation4
PSYC 561Abnormal Behavior4
RMP 501Recreation Services for Individuals with Disabilities4