Learning Outcomes

Equestrian Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Equestrian Business

Students who graduate with a concentration in equestrian business will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate key elements in equine business planning, marketing, and development;
  2. Articulate economic factors impacting the equine industry;
  3. Identify revenue sources and differentiate between fixed and variable costs;
  4. Exhibit practical knowledge relating to the management of an equine facility;
  5. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills relating to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  6. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices;
  7. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function; and
  8. Demonstrate the characteristics of an equestrian professional in appearance, language, and conduct.

Equitation and Training

Students who graduate with a concentration in equitation and training will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  2. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices;
  4. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function;
  5. Demonstrate the characteristics of an equestrian professional in appearance, language, and conduct;
  6. Develop a focused marketing program specifically for equine sales and business; and 
  7. Demonstrate a chronological training methodology as it pertains to various disciplines.

Riding Instruction

Students who graduate with a concentration in riding instruction will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an applied understanding of equestrian teaching techniques;
  2. Demonstrate a chronological training methodology as it pertains to various disciplines;
  3. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  4. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices;
  6. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function;
  7. Demonstrate the characteristics of an equestrian professional in appearance, language, and conduct; and
  8. Develop a focused marketing program specifically for equine sales and business.

Therapeutic Riding Instruction

Students who graduate with a concentration in therapeutic riding instruction will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an applied understanding of therapeutic horsemanship teaching techniques for a broad spectrum of disorders and disabilities;
  2. Demonstrate relevant skills for PATH certification;
  3. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills related to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  4. Demonstrate technical riding proficiency within a chosen riding discipline;
  5. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices;
  6. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function and the therapeutic need of clients with disabilities;
  7. Demonstrate the characteristics of an equestrian professional in appearance, language, and conduct; and
  8. Demonstrate the application of a chronological training method as it pertains to various disciplines.

Equine Science

Students who graduate with a concentration in equine science will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills relating to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices;
  3. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function;
  4. Demonstrate the characteristics of an equestrian professional in appearance, language, and conduct; and
  5. Effectively communicate scientific ideas and the results of scientific inquiry. 

Equine Science Pre-Vet Option

Students who graduate with a concentration in equine science pre-vet will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proactive, safe, efficient stable management skills relating to horse maintenance, nutrition, and health care;
  2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of safe, humane training practices;
  3. Identify ideal conformation as it relates to equine form and function;
  4. Demonstrate the characteristics of an equestrian professional in appearance, language, and conduct; and
  5. Effectively communicate scientific ideas and the results of scientific inquiry.
 
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