Equine Facilitated Therapeutics

About the Major

The Equine Facilitated Therapeutics 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 both the human and the horse; evaluation techniques; training the therapy horse; and methods of teaching riders with disabilities (therapeutic riding).

Classes will combine traditional lecture periods, structured hands-on laboratories, and simulated, as well as actual, student teaching. Wilson is a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) member center.