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Undergraduate Course Catalog 2016-2017

College of Life Sciences and Agriculture

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Equine Studies

» http://www.equine.unh.edu

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Professor: William E. Berndtson
Associate Professor: Elizabeth P. Boulton, Laurie Chapman-Bosco
Lecturer: Christina Keim, Sarah H. Rigg
Teacher/Trainer: Elizabeth L. Oertel

The equine studies degree program at UNH offers a unique and well-rounded program of study to students pursuing a career in the horse industry. All students receive a background in science and business, as well as equine-specific courses that incorporate outstanding opportunities for experiential learning. One capstone experience, supervised and approved within the major, is required of all seniors. The capstone explores areas of interest based on the integration of prior learning. The capstone requirement may be satisfied through a course, created work or product, or some form of experiential learning (e.g., honors thesis, mentored research project, and other special student activity). Departments are responsible for certifying that graduating seniors have met the capstone requirement for their majors. Students then choose a specialization in one of three options:

Equine Industry and Management
This option combines business classes and hands-on equine classes, such as teaching training, stable management, and competition management for students interested in a traditional equine or equine business career.

Therapeutic Riding
This option includes classes in equine studies, therapeutic riding, non-profit organizations, and human development and special needs for students interested in a career in therapeutic riding. Students also test for NARHA instructor certification.

Equine Science
This option combines equine classes with a more intensive science curriculum, which includes genetics, reproduction, and nutrition. This program is suited for pre-veterinary students or those interested in graduate education or research.

In addition, courses for the Discovery Program and the University Writing Requirement must be completed.

Students interested in the equine studies major should contact Sarah Hamilton Rigg, Sarah.Rigg@unh.edu.

OPTION I: EQUINE INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT

 


Equine Industry and Management Core Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title
AAS   437   Equine Handling and Care Techniques  
AAS   546   Animal Business Applications  
ANSC   402   Horsemanship at I-2 level or above (or ANSC 405BB Horsemanship Theory)  
ANSC   411   Freshman Seminar in Equine Science  
AAS   432   Intro to Forage and Grassland Management  
ANSC   504   Equine Science  
ANSC   511-512   Anatomy & Physiology*  
ANSC   565   Principles of Horse Trials Mgmt  
ANSC   600   Field Experience*  
ANSC   609   Principles of Nutrition  
ANSC   612   Genetics of Domestic Animals (or GEN 604 or ANSC 706)  
ANSC   620   Equine Diseases  
ANSC   796   Equine Seminar  
ANSC   724   Reproductive Management & AI  
ANSC   725   Equine Sports Medicine  
ANSC   797   Equine Capstone Experience  
BIOL   411-412   Intro Biology: Molecular/Cellular and Intro Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity & Ecology  
ENGL   501   Intro to Creative Non-fiction (or ENGL 419, 502 or 503 or ANSC 543)  
EREC   411   Env. & Resource Economics Perspectives (or ECON 402)  
TSAS   295   Top/Animal Business Concepts (or AAS 548)  

*waived for TSAS equine management graduates



Equine Industry and Management Electives

Four electives must be chosen by the student and approved by the student’s faculty adviser. See curriculum requirements at http://www.equine.unh.edu/major-requirements.


OPTION II: THERAPEUTIC RIDING

 


Therapeutic Riding Core Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title
ANSC   402   Horsemanship at I-2 level or above OR ANSC 405BB Horsemanship Theory  
AAS   426   Equine Conformation & Lameness  
AAS   437   Equine Handling and Care Techniques  
AAS   546   Animal Business Applications  
AAS   547   Applied Equine Management  
ANSC   411   Freshman Seminar in Equine Science  
ANSC   500   Methods of Therapeutic Riding  
ANSC   504   Equine Science  
ANSC   565   Principles of Horse Trials Management  
ANSC   600   Field Experience*  
ANSC   612   Genetics of Domestic Animals  
ANSC   620   Equine Diseases  
ANSC   640   Principles of Riding Instruction  
ANSC   643   Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction  
ANSC   796   Equine Seminar  
ANSC   725   Equine Sports Medicine  
ANSC   797   Equine Capstone Experience  
BIOL   411-412   Intro Biology: Molecular/Cellular and Intro Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity & Ecology  
ENGL   501   Intro to Creative Non-fiction (or ENGL 419, 502 or 503 or ANSC 543)  
EREC   411   Env. & Resource Economics Perspectives (or ECON 402)  
KIN   798   Special Topics  
BMS   507-508   Human Anatomy & Physiology  

*waived for TSAS equine management graduates



Therapeutic Riding Electives

Five electives must be chosen by the student and approved by the student’s faculty adviser. See curriculum requirements at http://www.equine.unh.edu/major-requirements.  


OPTION III: EQUINE SCIENCE

 


Equine Science Core Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title
ANSC   402   Horsemanship at I-2 level or above OR ANSC 405BB Horsemanship Theory  
AAS   437   Equine Handling and Care Techniques  
ANSC   411   Freshman Seminar in Equine Science  
ANSC   504   Equine Science  
ANSC   511-512   Anatomy & Physiology  
ANSC   565   Principles of Horse Trials Management  
ANSC   600   Field Experience*  
ANSC   609   Principles of Nutrition, (or NUTR 750)  
ANSC   612   Genetics of Domestic Animals (or GEN 604 or ANSC 706)  
ANSC   620   Equine Diseases  
ANSC   796   Equine Seminar  
ANSC   724   Reproductive Management & AI or  
ANSC   701   Physiology of Reproduction  
ANSC   725   Equine Sports Medicine  
ANSC   797   Equine Capstone Experience  
BIOL   411-412   Intro Biology: Molecular/Cellular and Intro Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity & Ecology  
BIOL   555 or 528   Eng Design & Analysis Lab or Applied Biostatistics I  
CHEM   403-404   General Chemistry I & II  
EREC   411   Env. & Resource Economics Perspectives (or ECON 402)  
ENGL   501   Intro to Creative Non-fiction (or ENGL 419, 502 or 503 or ANSC 543)  

*waived for TSAS equine management graduates



Equine Science Electives

Five electives must be chosen by the student and approved by the student’s faculty adviser. See curriculum requirements at http://www.equine.unh.edu/major-requirements.  


Diploma Program Providing Preparation for NARHA Certification

 


Required Courses

Abbreviation Course Number Title
ANSC   504   Equine Science  
or AAS   437   Equine Handling and Care Techniques  
ANSC   402   Horsemanship  
KIN   501   First Aid-Responding to Emergencies  
ANSC   500   Methods of Therapeutic Riding  
ANSC   795   Investigations  
    a seminar on teaching therapeutic riding  


GPA Requirements for All Students in Equine Studies

All students enrolled in the equine studies major will be required to receive a minimum grade of C- in all classes required for the major. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit.


Honors-in-Major Requirements for B.S. in Equine Studies

The B.S. in equine studies (formerly called the B.S. in animal science: equine sciences) offers three academic options: equine industry and management; therapeutic riding; and equine science. The honors-in-major requirements for the B.S. in equine studies in each of these three options are as follows:

1.  Students are required to maintain an overall 3.40 grade point average and a 3.40 in major coursework.

2.  Students will complete a total of 16 credits including the honors senior thesis to meet equine studies B.S. honors-in-major requirements. Usually 8-12 credits come from coursework and 4-8 come from the completion of the honors senior thesis. Many courses required for the equine studies major can be designated as honors courses with the consent of the course instructor. In order to justify the honors designation, the instructor will likely implement additional assignments such as readings, writing, laboratory or field experiences, or classroom presentations. In order to receive credit for an honors designation, the student must achieve at least a B- grade in the course.

3. Students must choose two to three courses from the following courses and designate them as honors (8-12 credits) http://www.unh.edu/registrar/regforms/honorsform.pdf:

ANSC 504H, Equine Science
ANSC 620H, Equine Diseases 
ANSC 640H, Principles of Riding Instruction
ANSC 641H, Principles of Dressage Instruction
ANSC 642H, Principles of Jumping Instruction 
ANSC 643H, Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction
ANSC 724H, Reproductive Management and AI 
ANSC 725H, Equine Sports Medicine
KIN 798H, Equine Facilitated Mental Health
ANSC 512H, Anatomy and Physiology
ANSC 612H, Genetics of Domestic Animals
ANSC 620H, Equine Diseases            
ANSC 640H, Principles of Riding Instruction
ANSC 643H, Principles of Therapeutic Riding Instruction            
ANSC 701H, Physiology of Reproduction
BMS 718H, Mammalian Physiology
ANSC 724H, Reproductive Management and AI
ANSC 725H, Equine Sports Medicine

Additional courses may be considered for equine studies honors-in-major requirements with the approval of the honors-in-major coordinator

Instructors shall retain flexibility in implementing additional assignments that elevate the course’s educational content to justify honors designation, which will likely involve activities such as extra reading or writing assignments, laboratory or field experiences, or classroom presentations.

4.  Students must complete ANSC 799, Honors Senior Thesis (4-8 credits required; 1-4 credits can be taken per semester; two semesters and a written thesis are required).

Thesis work must encompass two consecutive semesters of 1-4 credits each semester, and the student should expect to spend two to three hours per week for each hour of course credit. Students will receive a grade for the course. A “B” or better on the thesis is required for completion of honors in major.


Minor in Equine Studies

A minor in equine studies consists of a minimum of 20 credits of equine-related animal science (ANSC) courses. A maximum of eight credits may be taken at the 400 level. In addition, not more than eight credits may be from the TSAS Applied Animal Science program. ANSC 504, Equine Science, MUST be taken. Students must receive a minimum grade of C- in any course used for the minor. Students failing to do this will need to retake the course in order to receive credit. No courses taken on a pass (credit)/fail basis may count toward the minor. See http://www.equine.unh.edu/minor for a list of equine-related animal science courses. Students may petition equine faculty in their junior year to include a course that is not listed. Students who transfer from other institutions may petition the equine program faculty for course approval. Students who choose both ANSC 500 and ANSC 643 as two of their courses toward the minor in equine studies will be eligible for PATH International therapeutic riding instructor certification.

Students interested in the equine studies minor should contact Sarah Rigg, Sarah.Rigg@unh.edu. 

 


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