1. School of Equine Studies
  2. Equine Therapeutic Horsemanship

Equine Therapeutic Horsemanship| Major

This unique program combines practical coursework in equine studies, riding instructor training, business management, and education coursework with dedicated therapeutic horsemanship classes taught by PATH International certified instructors.

We offer two tracks to help you specialize in this exponentially growing field.


This “boots in the sand” track prepares you to take your PATH Intl. certification exams upon graduation after completion of required teaching and internship hours. The course work includes riding instructor training and riding classes that fulfill most of the PATH’s exam requirements. This track includes business and education courses along with in-depth equine coursework.


You do not need to take a riding class or instructor training classes when you choose this track. The course roster requires more in-depth business studies as well as human resource management, marketing, and accounting and prepares you to work in a non-profit business such as a therapeutic riding center.

For more information about Equine Therapeutic Horsemanship…

Pam A. Hess, D.V.M

Dean of the School of Equine Studies, Associate Professor of Equine Studies

1 (440) 375-8005


School of Equine Studies

George M. Humphrey Equestrian Center

School of Equine Studies Faculty