SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 12:04:46 AMEQSCI 120 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 120Title:  INTRO THER RIDING PRNCPL  
Full Title:  Introduction to Therapeutic Riding Principles
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled6.003 max.Lecture Scheduled18.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total18.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  36.00Total Student Learning Hours: 54.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 110

Catalog Description:
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An overview of the history, organization, principles and procedures in a therapeutic riding program for persons with disabilities. Skills and training required for staff, instructors, therapists, and volunteers will be covered in this course. The student will also learn how to select and care for a therapy horse.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An overview of the history, organization, principles and procedures in a therapeutic riding program for persons with disabilities. Skills and training required for staff, instructors, therapists, and volunteers will be covered in this course. The student will also learn how to select and care for a therapy horse.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times

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

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

Topics and Scope
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I.   Introduction to Therapeutic Riding
    a. The development of programs of riding for persons with
       disabilities
    b. Benefits of therapeutic riding; what disabilities are best served
    c. Various riding associations will be discussed as they relate to
       therapeutic riding. Some examples include NARHA, CANTRA, CHA, and
       CALNET
II.  Common Conditions/Characteristics seen in persons in Therapeutic
    Riding
    a. Types of physical disabilities
    b. Types of cognitive disabilities
    c. Relating to the disabled student
III. The Horse and the Riding Session
    a. Factors in horse selection
    b. Safety issues related to:
       1. horse handling and care
       2. emergency procedures
       3. selection, care and fit of tack to horse and rider
IV.  The Therapeutic Riding Team
    a. Roles of volunteers as horse handlers, sidewalkers, spotters
    b. Role of the instructor
    c. Role of consultants: physical, occupational, speech, recreational
       therapist, and school personnel
    d. Components of a riding lesson: warm up, exercises, games, riding
       skill
    e. Components of a hippotherapy session

Assignments:
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1.  Chapters will be assigned from text book.
2.  Industry handouts will be assigned.

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
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 55%
Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 25%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
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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THE HORSE, THE HANDICAPPED AND THE THERAPEUTIC RIDING TEAM:
by Barbara Engle, Margaret Galloway and Mary Bull, 1994
Barbara Engle Therapy Services, Publisher, Durango, Colorado 81301

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