Equine Degree Programs

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD


Degree programs in Equine Studies are designed for effective training and career preparation. These programs fuse the art of horsemanship with the science and modern technologies involved in proper management. Initially, there are required courses common to all degrees which provide students with a strong foundation in general industry knowledge and trends, practical horse care and management, anatomy, treatment and prevention of illnesses and disease, record-keeping and legal issues. Equine Studies majors can choose to pursue the following degree programs based on their interest, experience and career goals while at Midway College.

Degrees Offered

Equine Studies Program

Mission: The Equine Studies Program is dedicated to students striving to become ethical, passionate and competent equine professionals.

Janice L. Holland, PhDJanice L. Holland, PhD

Janice L. Holland, PhD, is a long-time member of the Equine Faculty with expertise in Equine Nutrition and Pasture Management. She has been recognized for Teaching Excellence at Midway College and publishes in nationally recognized equine publications. Demonstrating excellence in advising, Dr. Holland works closely with her advisees to ensure college success and career readiness. In her free time, Dr. Holland is active in the local community, enjoys sports, particularly NHL, and riding her Thoroughbred.

Lisa Frederico, DVMLisa Frederico, DVM

Lisa Frederico, DVM is the Equine Operations Director and Herd Health Veterinarian at Midway College. All inquiries regarding horse donation, leases or retirements can be directed to Dr. Frederico. An asset to the College and to students, Dr. Frederico infuses veterinary care and daily management into the equine studies curriculum. Having studied Dressage in Germany, Dr. Frederico also brings a high-caliber approach to understanding Sport Horse Management and Rehabilitation. In her free time, Dr. Frederico enjoys her animals and advancing her riding skills on her Thoroughbred in Dressage and over fences.

Kimberly I. Tumlin, PhDKimberly I. Tumlin, PhD

As Dean of the School of Equine and Sport Studies, Kimberly I. Tumlin, PhD, leads the exceptional faculty in delivering professionally-oriented programs. In 2013 Dr. Tumlin was an invited speaker at the Universdad de Panama in Panama City, Panama on the topic of Equine Massage. Additionally, with numerous journal publications, and presentations Dr. Tumlin is recognized for her applied learning and assessment research. In her free time, Dr. Tumlin is an avid rider in horsemanship and reining, raises horses on the farm she shares with her husband, enjoys fishing and cooking.