Equine Studies – Equine Rehabilitation

Equine Studies – Equine Rehabilitation

Complete in 120 Credit Hours

Complete in 120 Credit Hours

including hands-on-horse experience



student gain access to internship opportunities to put their rehabilitation skills into practice

Midway University’s Equine Studies program provides students with the essential skills they need to enter the broad equine industry or prepare for grad school.

Caring for the animal’s well-being is the central focus of this program. The Equine Studies – Equine Rehabilitation degree will help students develop strong, applicable skills in the following areas:

  • Equine rehabilitation
  • Exercise physiology
  • Eastern medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Pharmacology

Since our campus is a working 200-acre horse farm, our students have the access they need to the herd and the equipment to gain valuable skills in equine rehabilitation. Also, our close proximity to hundreds of equine operations give our students the advantage of getting internships and employment near campus to help build their skills and resume. Ours is truly a hands-on program where students are in the barns and with horse each day in addition to the classroom work.

Career Outlook

How can a Equine Studies degree work for you? According to the Kentucky Equine Survey, the economic impact of Kentucky’s equine industry is $4 billion and generates more than 80,000 direct and 100,000 indirect jobs.

Individuals with a degree in equine rehabilitation often work in the equine industry and can serve in such roles as equine rehabilitation therapist.

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A Peek Inside Our Program

You will earn your bachelors in Equine Studies – Equine Rehabilitation in 120 credit hours (4 years). Students will complete all courses for the Equine Studies major and then 21 credit hours in horse rehabilitation concentration coursework.

Course Number Name of Course Credit Hours

General Education Requirements


Major Course Requirements

EQS 109Equine Farm Operations I4
EQS 111Equine Farm Operations II4
EQS 165Introduction to the Equine Industry3
EQS 214Equine Healthcare Management3
EQS 215Equine Anatomy and Physiology3
EQS 216Equine Anatomy and Physiology Lab1
EQS 251Feeds, Feeding & Forages3
EQS 314Writing in Equine Studies3
EQS 318Equine Behavior3
EQS 395Equine Internship3
EQS 411Animal Ethics, Welfare, Rights and Law3
EQS 492Equine Capstone3
EQS 495Equine Senior Seminar1

Concentration in Equine Rehabilitation Requirements

EQS 226Equine Rehabilitation I3
EQS 326Equine Rehabilitation II3
EQS 335Integrative Performance Clinical3
EQS 356Exercise Physiology3
EQS 426Equine Rehabilitation III3
EQS 430Eastern Medicine3
EQS 435Nutrition and Pharmacology3



Total Credit Hours


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