Equine-Facilitated Therapeutics, Bachelor of Science

The equine-facilitated therapeutics (EFT) major combines the student’s knowledge of the horse with an in-depth study of the use of the horse as a therapeutic partner. Students pursuing this major will graduate with a thorough working knowledge of human disabilities, biomechanics and kinesiology of the horse; evaluation techniques; training the therapy horse; and methods of teaching riders with disabilities (also known as equine-assisted activities or therapeutic riding). Classes combine traditional lecture periods, structured hands-on laboratories and simulated, as well as actual, student teaching.

Degree requirements

Required Supplemental Courses

Choose one of the following concentrations:

2 courses at the 200/300 level in Education

OR

2 courses at the 200/300 level in Psychology

OR

2 courses at the 200/300 level in Business

Required Courses

Choose one of the following concentrations:

BIO 101General Biology I

4

AND

BIO 102General Biology II

4

OR

BIO 110Contemporary Biology

4

 

BUS 124Introduction to Management

3

BUS 220Entrepreneurship/Small Business Managemt

3

EFT 201Equine Fac Therapeutics I

3

EFT 202Equine Facilitated Therapeutics II

3

EFT 213Ground Training the Horse

3

EFT 215Equine Biomechanics/Kinesiology

3

EFT 331Teaching I

3

EFT 332Teaching II

3

EQS 110Intro to Equine Management

3

EQS 116Equine Anatomy/Physiology

4

EQS 230Intro to Training the Horse

3

EQS 240Intro to Teaching Horsemanship

3

EQT XXXminimum of one semester; must ride to the EQT 204 level

ESS 145First Aid & CPR/AED

1

PSY 110Introduction to Psychology

3

A student must graduate with active first aid and CPR/AED certifications. Students who choose to take ESS 145 as a first-year or sophomore student must repeat it during her junior or senior year in order to fulfill graduation requirements. Noncredit first aid and CPR/AED certifications will not be accepted as completion of the major requirement.