The Equine Health and Complementary Therapies Program focuses on the health care component of the horse industry. The program was developed to meet the industry demand for qualified horse care technicians.
You will develop skills in traditional health care such as nutrition, anatomy and physiology, broodmare and foal care and non-traditional complementary therapies.
In addition to traditional health care, Hocking’s program includes the newer disciplines of equine acupressure and massage.
This unique component teaches you proper massage techniques for applying pressure to and kneading muscles that are prone to fatigue and stress. Courses such as equine business management, equine marketing and brochure development and accounting provide you with a solid business background.
You will gain valuable hands-on experience throughout the program. In broodmare classes, you will find yourself scheduled on an all-night foal watch. In health care, you will be performing many of the functions of a veterinarian assistant. The campus is home to more than 50 horses, enabling students to gain hands-on massage experience.
The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Equine Health and Complementary Therapies:
Total Credit Hours:
|Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 17.0
Total Credit Hours:
Estimated Course Fees:
Class Hours: 26.0
|COURSE NO.||FIRST SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-1104||Intro Horse Handling and Management||2.00||2.00||3.00||$230.00|
|EQSI-1116||Equine Anatomy and Conformation||3.00||0.00||3.00||$250.00|
|EQSI-2211||Equine Industry and Employment||1.00||0.00||1.00||$155.00|
|***||Social Science Elective||3.00||0.00||3.00||-|
|COURSE NO.||SECOND SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-2229||Equine Business and Marketing||3.00||0.00||3.00||$150.00|
|EQSI-1160||Equine Massage I||2.00||2.00||3.00||$205.00|
|EQSI-1113||Equine Nutrition and Supplements||2.00||2.00||2.00||$155.00|
|COURSE NO.||SUMMER SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|NRM-2296||Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar||1.00||7.00||2.00||$100.00|
|COURSE NO.||THIRD SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-2103||Green Horse Handling||2.00||2.00||3.00||$210.00|
|COURSE NO.||FOURTH SEMESTER||Class Hours||Lab Hours||Credit Hours||Course Fee|
|EQSI-2268||Equine Breeding & Foaling Management (Capstone)||2.00||4.00||4.00||$330.00|
|EQSI-2217||Equine Anatomy and Physiology||2.00||2.00||3.00||$210.00|
|EQSI-2161||Equine Massage II||2.00||2.00||3.00||$270.00|
|Course Hours: 5.00||Lab Hours: 14.00||Cost: $1,130.00|
|Course Hours: 12.00||Lab Hours: 6.00||Cost: $852.00|
|Course Hours: 1.00||Lab Hours: 7.00||Cost: $100.00|
|Course Hours: 10.00||Lab Hours: 6.00||Cost: $930.00|
|Course Hours: 8.00||Lab Hours: 12.00||Cost: $850.00|
Graduates of the Equine Health and Complementary Therapies program are prepared for employment in a wide variety of jobs in the equine industry, such as a breeding farm, boarding operation, rehabilitation facility, or as a veterinarian assistant.