Minor in Equine-Assisted Therapy. A minor in equine-assisted therapy allows students to explore a growing field in which mental health professionals utilize horses in a therapy setting. Equine-assisted therapies differ from therapeutic riding in that the therapy setting is conducted on the ground rather than in the saddle, and the horse is part of a three-pronged therapy team (mental health specialist, equine specialist, and the horse). The EAT minor takes an interdisciplinary approach to therapy giving students additional tools and experiences to carry into their professional roles upon graduation. The minor combines well with biology and psychology for students interested in veterinary studies or further study in equine-assisted therapy or with business for students who wish to pursue equine-related business opportunities. Students will have the option to become EAGALA certified through the program.
Minor Requirements: Equine-Assisted Therapy. A minor in equine-assisted therapy requires 30 hours in coursework. Courses required for the minor are BIO 103 or BIO 210, EAT 201, EAT 202, EAT 301, EAT 302, HPE 140, PSY 101, PSY 106, PSY 325, PSY 340, and PSY 452.
Equine-Assisted Therapay (EAT) Course Descriptions
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