Curriculum & Program Outcomes

Request Info

Step 1 of 2

Your information is secure.
View our Privacy Policy.

Are you or your spouse associated with the U.S. Military?

Step 2 of 2

Your information is secure.
View our Privacy Policy.

By clicking the button above, Post University has your consent to use automated technology to call, text and email you at the information above, including your wireless number, regarding educational services. It is not a requirement to provide this consent to receive education services.

Curriculum

B.S. in Equine Studies Total Credits
120 crs.

General Education Requirements
60 crs.
Common Core
12 crs.
ENG110 College Writing
3 crs.
ENG130 Literature and Composition
3 crs.
COM107 Introduction to Communications
3 crs.
CIS112 Introduction to Computing
Students may prove competency by passing a waiver examination. No credit is granted if the requirement is waived.
3 crs.
Liberal Arts
24 crs.
History Elective
3 crs.
EQU340 Equine Business Ethics
3 crs.
Social Science Elective
3 crs.
Performance, Written, or Fine Arts Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Math
6 crs.
MAT105 Quantitative Methods or higher
3 crs.
MAT220 Statistics I
3 crs.
Science
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Open Electives
15 crs.
Electives
15 crs.

Leadership Core
3 crs.
LCS105 Elements of Organizations
3 crs.

Major, Core and Concentrations
51 crs.
Designated Writing Course
3 crs.
300-400 level writing course as specified within each concentration
3 crs.
Major Core
23 crs.
EQU165/EQU165L Equine Care and Management and Lab
4 crs.
EQU166/EQU166L Facility Design and Operations and Lab
4 crs.
EQU251 Equine Anatomy & Physiology
3 crs.
EQU252 Equine Nutrition
3 crs.
EQU301 Horse Industry Orientation
3 crs.
EQU403 Equine Senior Seminar
3 crs.
EQU303 Horse Industry Work Experience
or
EQU460 Internship
Prerequisite: Junior standing
3 crs.
Concentration Electives
25 crs.
EQU Elective
1 crs.
EQU300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
EQU300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.
300-400 Level Elective
3 crs.

Career and Self-Awareness
6 crs.
Campus Students
6 crs.
CSA101 Exploring Self: Inside Out
3 crs.
CSA260 Professional Success Seminar
1 crs.
CSA400 Career Capstone
Prerequisite: CSA260
2 crs.

Business Management Concentration
25 crs.
The Designated Writing Course for this Concentration is
BUS311 Managerial Communications
3 crs. 
ACC111 Financial Accounting
3 crs.
LAW/BUS206 Business Law II
3 crs.
EQU/LAW410 Equine Law
3 crs.
MGT221 Entrepreneurship, Creativity, & Innovation
3 crs.
MGT305 Organizational Behavior
3 crs.
MGT306 Small Business Management
3 crs.
MKT200 Introduction to Marketing
3 crs.
EQU Elective
1 crs.
EQU Elective 300-400 Level
3 crs.
Students in the Business Management concentration can substitute MGT105 Principles of Management for the required LCS105 Elements of Organizations.

Equestrian Coaching Concentration
25 crs.
The Designated Writing Course for this Concentration is
HSV/PSY/SOC 341 Research Methods for the Social Sciences
3 crs.
EQU170 Equine Communication
1 crs.
PSY101 Fundamentals of Psychology
3 crs.
EQU265 Foundations of Equestrian Instruction
3 crs.
EQU299 Riding Instructor Practicum
3 crs.
EQU306 Equine Locomotion
3 crs.
HSV303 Introduction to Counseling
3 crs.
PSY310 Learning Theory
3 crs.
EQU Elective 300-400 level
3 crs.
HSV or PSY Elective
3 crs.

Equine Wellness Concentration
25 crs.
The Designated Writing Course for this Concentration is
SCI315 Writing in the Sciences
3 crs. 
EQU171 Concepts of Equine Massage OR EQU172 Introduction to Hoof Care
1 cr.
BIO143/BIO143L General Biology I and Lab
4 crs.
BIO144/BIO144L General Biology II and Lab
4 crs.
CHM115/CHM115L General Chemistry I and Lab
4 crs.
BIO160 Medical & Scientific Terminology
3 crs.
EQU306 Equine Locomotion
3 crs.
EQU401 Equine Medical Management
3 crs.
Choose one of the following:
EQU315 Hoof Trimming: Principles and Practices
EQU317 Equine Massage I: Principles and Practices
EQU322 Equine Veterinary Assisting
3 crs.

INTERDISCIPLINARY CONCENTRATION*
25 crs.
The Designated Writing Course for this Concentration is the
Designated 300-Level writing course within the primary concentration discipline.
3 crs. 
EQU Elective
1 cr.
EQU Elective 300-400 Level 
3 crs.
EQU Elective 300-400 Level 
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
Elective
3 crs.
EQU Elective 300-400 Level   
3 crs.
EQU Elective 300-400 Level   
3 crs.
*In addition to the EQU elective courses required for the Interdisciplinary Concentration (1 credit, plus 6 credits at the 300-400 level), concentration electives may be selected from any single major or minor discipline offered within the University (18 credits).
Alternatively, the student may develop an Interdisciplinary Concentration that meets his or her specific career and professional interests, working with the Equine Studies Program Director.

The university reserves the right to change or update the curriculum at any time. The university will notify students of any changes officially through the university website. 

For full course descriptions please refer to the University Catalog for the current Academic Year.


Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the essential principles and practices of equine care to solving real-world problems.

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply the essential principles and practices of stable management to solving real-world problems.

  • Apply a basic understanding of the modern business management tools of marketing, management, accounting, and law appropriately toward industry-specific practice.

  • Formulate solutions to complex problems within an area of concentration.

  • Demonstrate a broad understanding of the diverse information, theories, and practices in the equine industry outside the concentration area.

  • Assess and use contemporary information and technology to innovate in the service of better practice in the field.

  • Function collaboratively on multi-disciplinary teams whether in a leadership or supporting role.

  • Apply an awareness of historical and current issues in the industry toward effective practice, including cultural and public policy concerns.

  • Demonstrate skill at tailoring clear and effective written and oral communication as appropriate to a variety of
    settings.

  • Demonstrate ethical and professionally responsible thinking, weighing practical, legal, fiscal, and humane concerns with a clear set of personal values.

Request Information

I am...

Interested in...

You can send me information at...

ex. 222-222-2222

Some additional things are...

By clicking the button below, Post University has your consent to use automated technology to call, text and e-mail you at the information above, including your wireless number, regarding educational services. It is not a requirement to provide this consent to receive education services.