Why Should I Consider Equine Assisted Therapy?
Equine-based approaches are emerging as valuable components of counseling, education, and leadership development programs.
Your knowledge gained in equine assisted therapy will add a new dimension to your career, particularly if you plan to become a counselor, educator, or business leader. The minor will complement a major in:
- equine studies
- human services
- music therapy
- business administration
- human resource management.
The study of equine assisted therapy will benefit students in any discipline.
The skills learned in the program – for planning, guiding, and evaluating interventions – will enhance employment opportunities in any setting. (Where counseling or mental health services are given, a helping professional with a four-year degree can expect to work under the supervision of a more advanced helping professional.)
You will develop:
- leadership skills
- problem-solving skills
- verbal and non-verbal interpersonal communication skills
- ways to motivate others
All of these qualities are highly valued by employers in any field. Students who master these skills will have an advantage in any job setting. They will be leaders who can bring about positive change.