Equestrian Science B.S.
The major in Equestrian Science is designed specifically for those students who intend to pursue careers in the equine industry as instructors, trainers, equine managers, and riders. Students are exposed to a broad range of equestrian experiences that are both practical and theoretical.
*All Applied Riding (EQR) courses may be repeated
Proficiency Exams: Students in Equestrian Science must demonstrate a required level of proficiency by the conclusion of thier sophomore year in order to declare the major.
The four applied riding seats are
1. DressageEquestrian Science majors must ride at least one semester in three of the four applied riding seats.
3. Saddle Seat
*Applied riding credit will be determined by the number of semesters the student is enrolled at WWU. Each semester enrolled, one riding credit hour must be taken. Transfer students enrolled at WWU for less than 8 semesters must take an EQA/EQR/EQS/EQU electives to bring thier total number of Equestrian Studies credits to the required number of 52 for the Equestrian Science major.
CPR Certification must be documented. All students must have a current 3 year Red-Cross certification in adult/child (not infant) CPR and First Aid to register for Teaching Tech I/II and III courses - not to expire prior to class completion
Majors must pass EQU201 and EQU391 with a grade of C or higher to satisfy major requirements - course must be taken before student accumulates 90 credit hours/Senior standing.
Course List - Total Hours: 51
|Course #||Course Title||Hours|
|EQS212||Theory of Teaching Techniques I||3|
|EQS306||Practical Equine Anatomy & Conditioning||3|
|EQS404||Veterinary Medicine and Reproduction||3|
|EQS411||Teaching Techniques Seminar||2|
|EQU111||Introduction to the Horse Industry||3|
|EQU113||Equine Health and First Aid||3|
|EQU201||Horse Management Practicum I||3|
|EQU391||Horse Management Practicum II||4|
|EQU405||Equine Business Practices||3|
|Applied Riding (see statement above)||8|
|Teaching Techniques II||1|
|Teaching Techniques III||2|
|Issues of Riding||2|
|Teaching Techniques IV||2|