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Equine General Studies Concentration in Equine Assisted Therapies

Ride with purpose.

A physical or cognitive special need does not restrict someone from spending time with horses. In fact, these needs can be greatly supported through various equine therapies. Thousands of people all over the world turn to equine-assisted activities and therapies to aid in learning, recovery from injury, improved flexibility, balance and strength.

More and more, we’re seeing the amazing ways horses can improve confidence, patience, and self-esteem, build teams, and develop communication skills. It can help reduce symptoms of various emotional and mental illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.

The equine assisted therapies concentration within the equine general studies degree at William Woods University provides you with the opportunity to explore this amazingly rewarding practice through internship opportunities, specialized coursework and a dedicated faculty who truly love this area of the equestrian field.

Career opportunities

Prepare with the skills to teach at, train for, or manage your own therapy practice. Work with people of different ages with various special needs — emotional, physical, and cognitive. From children to veterans.

Requirements/Curriculum

The equine general studies concentration in equine assisted therapies includes coursework in riding and an understanding of the equine industry, plus education courses in theory of teaching techniques, kinesiology, and equine assisted therapy courses.


Admissions Information

Learn more about undergraduate admissions requirements, deadlines, tuition and financial aid available to you.

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