Fulfill your passion for horses and people through the equine facilitated therapeutics (EFT) program at Wilson College. This major equips students with the latest therapy techniques that use horses to promote physical and emotional growth in people with special needs. Help others ride on toward their dreams People with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges including ADHD, autism, depression and PTSD can benefit greatly from interaction with the horse as a therapy animal. By pursuing a career as an equine therapist, you will have the opportunity to help both children and adults build confidence and independence in with a unique, hands-on approach. Program highlights The equine facilitated therapeutics major combines students’ knowledge of the horse with an in-depth study of the use of the horse as a therapeutic partner. In this program, students will gain: A working knowledge of human disabilities An understanding of the biomechanics and kinesiology of both the human and the horse Experience in therapy horse training Knowledge of training riders with disabilities (therapeutic riding) Evaluation techniques Classes combine traditional lecture periods, structured hands-on laboratories and simulated, as well as actual, student teaching. Equine Facilitated Therapeutics Course Requirements Equine Facilitated Therapeutics Student Learning Goals Equine Facilitated Therapeutics Equine Facilitated Therapeutics Club Equestrian Facilitated Therapeutics Faculty Apply Request info Visit Wilson College is committed to the importance and value of a college education. That's why we work hard to keep our degree programs affordable. Learn more about financial aid.