EQST2100 Introduction to Equine Assisted Activities

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CRS Acad Level: UG

Course #: EQST2100

Credits: 3

About the Course:

Equine-assisted activities (EAA) can be defined as any equine related activity that involves clients, participants, volunteers, instructors and horses. Activities that fit in this broad category can include but are not limited to: Therapeutic Riding, Equine-Assisted Therapy (EAT), Equine-Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP), and Hippotherapy. This course will introduce the students to the various EAA, how they are defined, the goals of each activity, the populations that will be encountered through this service, information on the standards of practice for each activity, the horse’s role in various EEA, facility needs and requirements, and career opportunities with in this field. Prerequisite: PSYC1001.