Equine-Studies-Degree

Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies

Saddle Up for an Equestrian Career

Whether your love of horses stemmed from when you were young or, you have developed an affinity for these magnificent animals, you can turn that passion into a career. As a student in Post University’s equine studies program, you can nurture this passion and train for a rewarding career as a veterinary assistant/technician, horse trainer, barn manager, riding instructor or business owner.

Program Highlights
Our equine program combines in-class lectures in anatomy, physiology, and nutrition at our Connecticut campus with hands-on instruction in safe barn practices, horse training and management, and experience handling a variety of horses in a variety of settings. Upon graduation, you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Problem-solving in equine care and stable management
  • Understanding of modern business management tools and the diverse information, theories and practices in the equine industry
  • Awareness of historical and current issues in the equine industry
  • Clear and effective written and oral communication
  • Ethical and professionally responsible thinking
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In addition to the core curriculum, we offer many elective options and concentrations, all of which can help you build a strong academic foundation and practical experience in the field.

Our Equine Program Director will work with you one-on-one to help you determine the right path, based on your personal interests and professional ambitions. At Post University, our goal is to equip you with the necessary knowledge and skills to be successful in equestrian careers throughout Connecticut and the U.S., and we are committed to being with you every step of the way during your educational journey.

Concentrations

Equine Business Management
Though we cover business principles in each of our equine programs, this concentration is for students who want to start and manage their own thriving equine business. Courses include marketing; financial accounting; and entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

Equine Wellness
Whether you’re interested in barn management or physical rehabilitation, working hands-on with horses requires a deep understanding of their biology and wellbeing. In this concentration, you will study equine locomotion and medical management and then choose from hoof trimming, equine massage or vet assisting courses as electives.

Equestrian Coaching
With an emphasis on psychology and counseling, as well as equine and human biomechanics, this concentration prepares you to teach horse riding techniques to pupils of all abilities. A variety of outside instructor certifications are available to advance your education and career.

Interdisciplinary
You can customize your concentration courses to focus on the areas that interest you most.

 

Your search for equestrian schools in Connecticut is over, but your future is just beginning. Contact Post University today for more information about our equine studies program.

 

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