Applied Animal Science: Equine Management Concentration A.A.S.
The Applied Animal Science: Equine Management Concentration program is being discontinued and is not accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Currently enrolled students will have access to courses and resources until they graduate in May 2019.
Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, the Applied Animal Science: Equine Management Concentration program will no longer be accepting new students. Current Thompson School students in this program will continue to have access to the same high-quality education and resources until they graduate in 2019.
The equine industry in New England encompasses many different types of facilities and disciplines. Students in the equine management concentration combine courses utilizing the most recent technical information with related practical experience. They gain hands-on experience in bandaging, selection, ration-balancing by computer, fitting and care of equipment, and farm and barn analysis. They also acquire decision-making and managerial skills through the organization and running of a combined test competition each spring. Graduates have a solid foundation to pursue either employment or additional educational opportunities upon completion of the program.
The riding focus at UNH is balance seat with schooling in dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping. Thompson School students in horsemanship classes ride in the UNH program and have the opportunity to try out for the award-winning Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) or Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) teams.
Students who plan to continue their college education in a four-year major are encouraged to express their interest to their advisor. Together, student and adviser can develop a sequence of courses that will assist with the transition from the two-year to four-year degree program.
Career Opportunities (directly out of the associate degree program)
Horse and farm manager, sales (tack shops, grain companies, among other industries), horse show manager, veterinary assistant/equine practice, or riding instructor (with additional studies), and several graduates have been employed in the insurance industry.
Graduates have become animal control officers, have worked with mounted police units, and have worked at the NHSPCA.
Several graduates have gone on and earned their Bachelor degrees in several different majors, and others have earned their Masters degrees. Several have dual majored in education and have become agricultural vocational educational teachers.
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