Equine Assisted Therapy (B.A.)
Objectives: The Equine Assisted Therapy major is an interdisciplinary major blending psychology and equine studies courses. It is designed to provide students with a through knowledge of human psychology and psychopathology and how horses may be used in order to improve the psychological functioning of a wide range of individuals. Completion of this major is intended to prepare students to become an EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and learning Association) certified therapist. EAGALA is recognized as the standard-setting organization in this field. The minimum qualifications for both mental health providers and equine specialists for EAGALA certified therapists may be found at the following link https://www.eagala.org/certification. Additionally, this major prepares students to obtain graduate study in a number of mental health disciplines.