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Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies

​Saddle Up for an Equestrian Career with an Equine Studies Degree 

This program is offered on Campus and Online.

Whether your love of horses stemmed from when you were young or you have developed an affinity for these magnificent animals over time, 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 an equine veterinary assistant, horse trainer, barn manager, riding instructor, or business owner.  

With Post University’s B.S. in Equine Studies online degree program, you can earn the degree and gain the skills you need for long-term career growth and maintain your current responsibilities at home and at work. 

Program Highlights

Our equine degree program will help you explore every aspect of the industry, including equine science, combined with personalized instruction in safe barn practices, horse management, and facility operation in a range of settings. A program-wide emphasis on interpersonal communication ensures that graduates are comfortable collaborating and communicating with established professionals in the equine industry. 

In addition to the core curriculum, we offer four elective options and concentrations, all of which can help you build a strong academic foundation and practical experience in the field. This will allow you to focus on specific aspects of equine study to align with personal interests or professional goals. Our academic success counselors will work with you one-on-one to help you determine the right path for an education that prepares you for the future.  

As a student in the program, you’ll build a robust skills and knowledge base in equine care and stable management. You’ll take on real-world, problemsolving activities within your concentration area as well as gain a broad understanding of the diverse information, theories, and practices in the equine industry outside of your concentration. You’ll prepare for ethical and professional practice in the equine care industry by balancing practical, legal, fiscal, and humane concerns with a clear set of personal values, as well as an understanding of ethical thought and action applied in the field. You’ll also learn to master business-management tools such as marketing, management, accounting, and law as they apply to the equine industry. And you’ll learn to leverage technology and contemporary information to innovate in the service of better industry practices.  

 

What can you do with a BS in Equine Studies degree? 

An equine major can prepare you to step into a leadership role in any equestrian setting. Job settings can include veterinary practices, horse riding instruction facilities, and more.  

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. 

 

For Curriculum, Course Descriptions, and Program Outcomes visit the University Catalog >>

 

Equine Studies Concentrations

Add to your Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies degree with a concentration in one of the below 

Equine Business Management – Campus and Online

Though we cover business principles throughout the major, this concentration is for students who want to start and manage a thriving equine business. Courses include a range of basic and advanced business topics that support your goals. 

Equestrian Coaching – Campus

With an emphasis on safe and productive teaching, as well as equine and human biomechanics, the bachelor’s in equine studies degree with a concentration in equestrian coaching prepares you to teach horsemanship to pupils of all abilities. A variety of outside instructor certifications are available to advance your education and career. 

Equine Wellness – Campus

Whether you’re interested in barn management or physical rehabilitation, working hands-on with horses requires a deep understanding of their biology and well-being. In the bachelor in equine studies degree with a concentration in equine wellness, you will study equine locomotion and medical management and then choose electives from the sciences, hoof trimming, equine massage, or veterinary assisting.

Interdisciplinary - Campus and Online
This concentration lets you customize your courses to focus on the areas that interest you most.

 

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

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