The following higher education programs offer a range of academic opportunities for those interested in equine-assisted activities or therapies. Animal-assisted and nature-based academic programs will be added to this list soon!

Abilene Christian University, Abilene TX

  • Program Focus: Equine-Assisted Learning; Equine-Assisted Counseling
  • Program Offerings: Workshops, Community EAAT Services

Arkansas State University, Jonesboro AR

  • Program Focus: Hippotherapy
  • Program Offerings: Community EAAT Services

Ashbury University, Wilmore KY

  • Program Focus: Equine-Facilitated Wellness
  • Program Offerings:  Degree Major

Bethany College, Bethany WV

  • Program Focus: Equine-Facilitated Therapy
  • Program Offerings:  Degree Minor

Carroll College, Helena MT

  • Program Focus:  Anthrozoology
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major

Casper College, Casper WY

  • Program Focus: Occupational Therapy
  • Program Offerings: PATH Intl. TRI Certification

Centenary University, Hackettstown NJ

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: PATH Intl. TRI Certification

Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO 

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Research, Supplemental Courses; Community EAAT Services

Judson College, Marion AL

  • Program Focus: Equine-Facilitated Mental Health
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major

Lake Erie College, Painesville OH

  • Program Focus: Equine Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major

Mississippi University, Starkville MS

  • Program Focus: Equine-Assisted Therapy
  • Program Offerings: Supplemental Courses; Community EAAT Services

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces NM

  • Program Focus: Equine-Assisted Learning; Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Supplemental Courses; Community EAAT Services

North Dakota State University, Fargo ND

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Program Offerings: Degree Minor; PATH Intl. TRI Certification

Prescott College, Prescott AZ

  • Program Focus: Equine-Assisted Mental Health; Equine-Assisted Learning
  • Program Offerings: Master’s Degree; Post-Masters Certificate

Rocky Mountain College, Billings MT

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major; PATH Intl. TRI Certification

Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa CA

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Community EAAT Services

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Saint Mary of the Woods IN

  • Program Focus: Equine-Assisted Therapy
  • Program Offerings: Degree Minor

St. Andrews University

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major; PATH Intl. TRI Certification: Community EAAT Services

SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill NY

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Horsemanship
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major; PATH Intl. TRI Certification; Community EAAT Services

Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Community EAAT Services

University of Denver, Denver CO

  • Program Focus: Equine-Assisted Mental Health
  • Program Offerings: Post-Master’s Certificate

University of New Hampshire, Durham NH

  • Program Focus: Equine Studies – Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Degree Major; Community EAAT Services

University of Ohio Southern, Irontown OH

  • Program Focus: Equine Studies – Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Degree Minor

University of Wisconsin, River Falls WI

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: PATH Intl. TRI Certification

Waubonsee Community College, Chicago Il 

  • Program Focus: Therapeutic Riding
  • Program Offerings: Supplemental Courses; PATH Intl. TRI Certification

West Virginia University, Morgantown WV

  • Program Focus: Equine Studies; Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies
  • Program Offerings: Degree Minor

Are you aware of other higher education offerings that include animal-assisted, equine-assisted, or nature-based curriculum? Please let us know by contacting Kali Welch.