Equine Assisted Services Program Description
The Equine Assisted Services program has been designed to train and develop skills to work with persons with disabilities or challenges. This program focuses on producing graduates that are CHA certified Level 1 Instructors of Riders with Disabilities (IRD).
As the only college in the state of Ohio to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Equine Assisted Services, this program offers the unique opportunity for students to work with a variety of horses that will be available as service horses to either add to the college’s herd or to offer to established Equine Assisted Service centers.
Graduates of this program can continue their studies in human-services-related fields, including occupational therapy, psychology and physical therapy.
Hocking College offers all-inclusive pricing and works with students to assure they have complete college funding, including financial aid, before they start classes. Please reference the course curriculum tab for program costs.
All-inclusive pricing includes the following:
$20........Health Center Services
$75........Career Center Services
Pricing for housing and meal plans can be found here.
*Recommended for all first-year college students.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success.
- CE - Communicates Effectively
- PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
- CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
- ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
- HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
- MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
- GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural
- IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology
To learn more about each of these, click here.
New academic programs and curriculums being re-designed based on industry needs will have outcome data available after one complete graduation cycle.