Equine Studies

Equine Studies

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Turn your passion for horses—and love for animals in general—into potential opportunities in the industry with an education in equines studies. Our equine degree program explores the equine industry from nutrition, anatomy, and physiology to the practical management practices for keeping a safe barn or stable. Our veterinary assistant program provides the opportunity to build the skills and techniques needed to support large-animal veterinarians with the treatment and healing of horses.

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Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies

At a Glance

4-Year
Program Length
120
Credit Hours
Online

The Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies from Post University offers learning experiences for building the practical skills, insights, and horse-sense you could use to pursue opportunities within the equine industry. Our program also offers the ability to customize your degree to your future goals with one of four concentration options:

  • Equine Wellness
  • Business Management 
  • Equestrian Coaching
  • Interdisciplinary 

During your coursework, you will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of:

  • Advanced horsemanship
  • Equine biology, nutrition, and care
  • Stable and ranch management techniques
  • Business management tools for the equine industry
  • Equine law
  • Historical and current issues in the industry
  • And more!

Note

The Bachelor of Science in Equine degree is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential.

Certificate in Equine Veterinary Assistant

At a Glance

10-Month
Program Length
23
Credit Hours
On Campus

The Certificate in Equine Veterinary Assistant from Post University offers learning experiences for building the practical skills and foundational understanding needed to assist large animal veterinarians with their practices. The curriculum covers typical vet assistant duties, including:

  • Patient handling and restraint
  • Client contact
  • Pharmacy and inventory management
  • Technical and surgical preparation and assistance
  • Nursing care
  • Laboratory specimen preparation
  • Common diagnostic imaging modalities

During your coursework, you will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of:

  • Roles and expectations of equine vet assistants toward patients, veterinarians, and horse owners
  • What it takes to foster collaboration among members of the care management team
  • Professional skills for communicating, critical thinking, and decision making
  • And more!

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The Certificate in Equine Veterinary Assistant is not designed to fulfill the educational requirements for any professional credential, such as a state veterinary technician license.

Post University assists in researching and providing information regarding licensure; however, each state has different requirements for such licensure outside of the required education. Such state requirements may include licensure exams, background checks, certain work experience, and more. It is ultimately the responsibility of each student to manage their own licensure process and to ensure that all requirements are met in order for the student to obtain licensure. Post University does not speak on behalf of any licensing board or body and does not guarantee licensure. Requirements for licensure are subject to change without notice.

Learn about veterinary certification requirements, which vary by state, through the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America: https://www.navta.net/.

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“I have always said that most things a person can do in the larger economy, they could find a way to do within the horse industry. There are a lot of different ways to engage with the industry. If they are interested in marketing or accounting, those opportunities exist right within our industry. Our degree curriculum offers different concentrations that allows them to branch off into different areas of study in the industry.”

– Abby Nemec, MEd
Program Chair, Equine Studies

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