A Christian College of the Liberal Arts & Sciences

Major & Minor

Major: Recreation with Concentration in Equestrian Studies

Performance Track (33-35 hours plus 11 hours in co-requisites)

The Recreation: Equestrian studies option gives a solid foundation for students preparing to enter the equestrian venue as professionals in teaching, training, facility management, and related careers. Through academically rigorous courses and expert instruction on top-class school master horses, students are equipped with a broad base of knowledge in classical horsemanship. Classes encompass theory and philosophy, riding, the teaching of riding, and care of the horse. In-depth studies, opportunities to study with world class clinicians, and riding in competitions cultivate Christ-like character in students, enabling them to become effective scholar-servants.

Co-requisites
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
BADM 212 Principles of Management 4
EDUC 219 Educational Psychology 4
Total 11
Core Requirements
REC 222 Leisure, Work and Society 4
REC 300 Program Planning and Evaluation 4
REC 406 Capstone Recreation Internship 4-6

Certification in CPR and First Aid or WFR or WFA

 

Total 12-14
Theory Requirements
EQST 223 Foundations of Equestrian Studies 4
EQST 224 CHA Riding Instructor Certification 3
EQST 276 Dressage

2

EQST 325 Jumping I

2

EQST 323

 Eventing

2

EQST 324

Principles of Training

2

EQST 328

Horse Show Judging

2

EQST xxx

Horsemanship electives (from following)

4

EQST 326

Jumping II

2

EQST 327

Mini Prix Equitation

2

EQST 334

Competition Dressage

2

EQST 421

Musical Freestyle Dressage

2

EQST 230

Basic Western Riding
2

EQST 337

Adventure Trails
2

EQST 240

Teaching Riding in Bolivia
2

EQST 235

CHA-IRD
1

EQST xxx

Independent Study
2

EQST xxx

Special Topics
2

Total 21

Management Track (31-33 hours plus 13 hours in co-requisites)

Co-requisites
ACCT 211
Financial Accounting
3

BADM 303

Entrepreneurship
2

BADM 212

Principles of Management
4

BADM 314

Human Resources Management
4

 

Total 13

Core Requirements

REC 222

Leisure, Work and Society 4

REC 300

Program Planning and Evaluation
4

REC 406

Capstone: Recreation Internship
4-6

 

WFR or Advanced WFA

 

Total 12-14

Theory Requirements

EQST 223

Foundations of Equestrian Studies
4

EQST 224

CHA Riding Instructor Certification
3

EQST 276

Dressage
2

EQST 230

Basic Western Riding
2

EQST 337

Adventure Trails
2

REC 227

Outdoor Leadership Training
4

EQST xxx

Horsemanship electives (from following) 2

EQST 325

Jumping I
2

EQST 323

Eventing
2

EQST 324

Principles of Training
2

EQST 326

Jumping II
2

EQST 327

Mini Prix Equitation
2

EQST 334

Competition Dressage
2

EQST 421

Musical Freestyle Dressage
2

EQST 240

Teaching Riding in Bolivia
2

EQST 235

CHA-IRD
1

EQST xxx

Independent Study
1-2

EQST xxx

Special Topics
1-2

 

Total 19

 

Equestrian minor

A minor in Equestrian Studies will equip students with a broad base of knowledge in classical horsemanship encompassing theory and philosophy, riding, the teaching of riding, and care of the horse and cultivate Christ-like character enabling them to become effective servant-scholars.

REC 222 Leisure, Work and Society 4
EQST 223 Foundations of Equestrian Studies 4
EQST 224 Riding Instructor Certification 3
Equestrian electives (EQST 200 or above) 5
TOTAL 16 hours

Note: no more than eight hours of EQST courses may be counted towards graduation for students not majoring in Recreation with the equestrian option or minoring in equestrian studies.