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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Equine Studies Major (A.A.S.)


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Major code AA5017

Ohio University–Southern offers a two-year program leading to the Associate in Applied Science with a major in equine studies. The program is designed for students who seek enjoyment and/or employment as trained professionals in the horse industry. Positions you might be prepared to pursue upon graduation will vary with the elective equine courses you choose. Possible areas of employment are stable manager, farm manager, riding instructor, equine secretary or records manager, equine sales and marketing agent, horse trainer or assistant trainer, equine journalist, horse show or event manager, horse show judge, national breed association representative, and equine photographer or artist. For additional information, contact the equine studies program coordinator.

Students in the Equine Studies program must complete one of the following tracks:

  • Track A: Riding Instructor Track
  • Track B: Assistant Trainer Track
  • Track C: Farm Management and Farm Business Track
  • Track D: Pre-animal Science and Pre-veterinary Technology Track

Track A: Riding Instructor Track
The emphasis is on developing appropriately trained riding instructors who will seek national certification upon completion of the program.

Track B: Assistant Trainer Track
The emphasis is on developing assistant trainers with sufficient riding experience to begin assisting professional trainers.

Track C: Farm Business and Farm Management Track
The emphasis is on the business and management of a commercial equine business. Students will develop business plans, participate in day-to-day management of the Ohio Horse Park as well as learn supervision skills.

Track D: Pre-animal Science and Pre-veterinary Technology Track
This track is for those who want to work assisting veterinarians or for those interested in completing veterinary school. The track prepares students who want to pursue a higher degree to transfer into a bachelor’s degree program that would lead to veterinary school.

 

Technical Associate Degree Requirements


The minimum requirement for the Associate in Applied Business (A.A.B.) or the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is the completion of 96 credits with a 2.0 accumulative GPA upon graduation. A maximum of 24 credits earned through the Experiential Learning Program may be applied to any technical associate degree. You must earn at least 30 quarter hours of resident credit at Ohio University; if you complete fewer than 60 quarter hours of Ohio University credit, you must earn at least 8 of your final 15 hours as resident credit. You also must meet Ohio University General Education requirements for associate degrees. (See Graduation Requirements - Universitywide section)

To earn a technical associate’s degree, you must complete an Application for Update of Program(s), available from any college office or regional campus student services office.

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Students in the Equine Studies program must complete one of the following tracks:

  • Track A: Riding Instructor Track
  • Track B: Assistant Trainer Track
  • Track C: Farm Management and Farm Business Track
  • Track D: Pre-animal Science and Pre-veterinary Technology Track

Electives


Any equine courses from the other tracks.

Track D: Pre-Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Techology Track: 32 hours


Electives


Any equine courses from the other tracks.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation: 96


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