Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies
The Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies minor offers students from any major who possess basic horseback riding skills an opportunity to pursue their Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International instructor certification. This 16-credit experiential learning program focuses on concepts of equine assisted activities and therapies, horse management, knowledge of disabilities, and the application of skills needed to become a therapeutic horsemanship instructor.
Minor: Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
Required Credits: 18
|ANSC 210||Introduction to Therapeutic Horsemanship||3|
|ANSC 260L||Equine Care and Management Practicum||1|
|ANSC 260||Introduction to Equine Studies||2|
|ANSC 261||Basic Equitation & Horsemanship||1|
|ANSC 361||Intermediate Horsemanship||1|
|ANSC 310||Principles of Therapeutic Horsemanship Instruction||3|
|ANSC 410||Therapeutic Horsemanship Teaching Practicum||1|
|Electives: Select 6 credits from the following (Please note some courses below require a prerequisite that may not be listed):||6|
|Life Span Development|
|Prenatal, Infant and Toddler Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Introduction To Behavior Modification|
|Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|First Aid & CPR Certification *||0|
American Heart Association or American Red Cross First Aid and CPR Certification
Students must earn their First Aid and CPR certification and present their current cards to the department of Animal Science for verification of this certification. The student will submit copies of the front and back of their First Aid and CPR cards to the Office of Registration and Records as proof of completion.
Minor Requirements and Notes:
- A minimum of 8 credits must be taken at NDSU.
- Students must earn a 2.0 minimum GPA for the minor requirements.