Equine Assisted Services (Minor)

https://colsa.unh.edu/agriculture-nutrition-food-systems/program/minor/equine-assisted-activities-therapies

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

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

Students in the 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.
 

Students in the EAS 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 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. 

Required Courses
ANSC 427Introduction to Equine Science4
or ANSC 526 Equine Conformation, Movement, and Performance
ANSC 402Horsemanship Lab1
or ANSC 538 Equine Handling/Longeing
ANSC 500Equine Assisted Services4
ANSC 522Ethical Horsemanship - Considerations and Theory3
ANSC 643Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction4
Total Credits16
Electives (Select at least 4 credits from the list below)
ANSC 526Equine Conformation, Movement, and Performance4
ANSC 548Agricultural Business Management4
ANSC 640Principles of Riding Instruction (W)4
ANSC 641Principles of Dressage Instruction2
OT 510Exploring Occupational Therapy and Occupation4
ANSC 795Investigations 11-4
or ANSC 795W Investigations
PSYC 561Psychopathology4
RMP 501Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice for Recreation Services4
1

Topics for ANSC 795 or ANSC 795W must be specific to Equine Assisted Services and serve the student's professional goals. Topics will be approved by the Minor Advisor.