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Equine Studies — Equine Exercise Physiology

2309: A.S. Degree in Equine Studies — Equine Exercise Physiology (60 Credit Hours)

The Equine Exercise Physiology specialization under the Associate in Science degree in Equine Studies focuses on studying the physical aspects of the equine athlete. Muscle physiology, conditioning techniques, manual therapeutic support, injury and rehabilitation are critical components involved in the training and support of high performance horses. Students will also study the role of farrier science as well as tack and equipment. Typical employment following completion of this program includes positions as trainers, grooms and rehabilitation technicians.

Program Core Courses (21 credits)

Course No. Course Title
Credits
ANS 1238C Equine Behavior and Psychology
3
ANS 2403 Equine Nutrition 
3
ANS 1237C Equine Health Care
3
ANS 1073C Equine Anatomy and Physiology
3
ANS 1949 Equine Co-Op
3
OST 2335 or
ENC 1102
Business Communications or
Freshman Composition Skills
3
CGS 1100 Microcomputer Applications
3

Exercise Physiology Specialization (24 credits)

ANS 2076C Physiology of Exercise
3
ANS 2074C Injury and Rehabilitation
3
ANS 2075 Equine Locomotion 
3
ANS 2072C Manual Therapies
3
ANS 2221 Tack and Equipment
3

Equine Electives (11 credits)

ANS 2232C Horse Handling and Safety
3
ANS 1236 Introduction to Equine Science
3
ANS 1220 Equine Sport and Competition
3
AEB 1941 Equine Careers
3
ANS 1930 Equine Special Topics (a maximum of 2 credits)
1
  Transfer equine credits 
6
SPN 1120 Spanish I
3

General Education Courses (15 credits)

ENC 1101 Freshman Composition Skills I 
3
MAC 1105 or
MGF 1106
College Algebra or
Liberal Arts Mathematics
3
Bio/Phys Any Biological or Physical Science 
3
ISS 1010 Introduction to the Social Sciences
3
HUM 1021 Introduction to the Humanities
(Or any other approved Social Science and Humanities sets)
3
 
Total Credit Hours
60
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