SRJC Course Outlines

2/17/2020 2:36:24 AMEQSCI 120 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 120Title:  INTRO TO EAAT  
Full Title:  Introduction to Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 110

Catalog Description:
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An overview of the history, organization, principles and procedures in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) including therapeutic horsemanship programs. Skills and training required for staff, instructors, therapists, and volunteers will be covered in this course. The student will also learn selection criteria and management topics relating to horse care and use in EAAT programs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An overview of the history, organization, principles and procedures in Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) including therapeutic horsemanship programs. Skills and training required for staff, instructors, therapists, and volunteers will be covered in this course. The student will also learn selection criteria and management topics relating to horse care and use in EAAT programs.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate knowledge of types of EAAT programs for special populations including
    disabilities which may be encountered, the potential benefit of participation and
    roles of personnel.
2.  Describe selection of horses and general practices in the EAAT program to ensure humane
    care of horses and the safe participation of horses and humans involved.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. List the therapeutic values of horseback riding for persons with disabilities.
2. List the national and regional associations involved in EAAT, the services/programs offered,
    and how they can be of support to a program.
3. Describe the range of needs and issues, including physical and cognitive disabilities most
    often encountered in EAAT.
4. Identify the roles of various personnel positions and other professionals associated with
    EAAT and how they are integrated into the EAAT program.
5. Discuss the role of safety procedures as it relates to the horses, facility, students, staff and
    volunteers.
6. Discuss issues of selection, care and humane use of horses in EAAT.
7. Observe and critique a therapeutic riding session.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to EAAT
    A. The development of EAAT programs of riding for special populations including persons
         with disabilities
     B. Benefits of EAAT; what individuals/groups are best served
    C. Various associations will be discussed as they relate to EAAT. Some examples include
         PATH Intl., CANTRA, CHA, and EGALA
II. Common Conditions/Characteristics of Participants in EAAT programs
    A. Types of physical disabilities
    B. Types of cognitive disabilities
    C. Types of social-emotional or mental health issues
    D. Relating to the Individual and those with special needs
III. The Horse and EAAT
    A. Factors in horse selection
    B. Safety issues
          1. horse handling and care
         2. emergency procedures
         3. selection, use, care and fit of equipment such as tack
IV. The EAAT Team
    A. Roles of volunteers as horse handlers, side walker's, spotters
    B. Role of the instructor
    C. Role of consultants or therapists: mental health professionals, physical, occupational,
         speech, recreational therapists, and/or school personnel
    D. Components of EAAT lesson: warm up, exercises, games, riding skill
    E. Components of a hippotherapy session

Assignments:
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1. Chapters will be assigned from instructor prepared materials and industry handouts,
    approximately 30 pages per week
2. Summaries and written homework
3. Role plays and demonstration of appropriate tack/equipment
4. Quizzes (2 - 3) and exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
35 - 50%
Written homework and summaries
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
Role plays and demonstration of appropriate tack/equipment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 55%
Quizzes and exams: multiple choice, true false, short answer, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials

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