This course is a continuation of ESCI 325. Physical rehabilitation modalities will be discussed in greater detail. Additional study of equine anatomy and conditions addressed by physical rehabilitation will be presented. Students will have hands-on involvement in implementing physical rehabilitations programs for the horses and observing the horses’ progress. Students will also develop client communication skills, provide assistance to underclassmen, and be involved in management of the facilities. Current research papers regarding physical rehabilitation will be discussed. Students will be required to give presentations on the use of physical rehabilitation modalities. Students will be evaluated on skills, effectiveness, leadership, work ethic, and communication skills. Presentations by students on the uses of therapies in equine rehabilitation/training may be required.
Prerequisites: ESCI 325 with a B or better and permission of instructor.
Co-requisite: ESCI 410 Exercise Physiology
4 credits (1 lecture hour, 9 laboratory hours), Spring Semester