Calyn Marie Colston ’14, Alyx Shultz, Ph.D., and Shea Porr, Ph.D. from the Hutson School of Agriculture at Murray State University are this week’s #RacerScholars. They published the paper, “The Feasibility of Implementing an Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy Curriculum into Higher Education,” in volume 59, issue 3, of NACTA Journal.
Increased research on the benefits of equine- assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) for people with special needs and the success of these programs has generated an increase in education on EAAT in the United States. This study provides evidence of the viability of EAAT programs in higher education and helps determine whether universities and colleges should consider implementing these programs into their curriculum, with particular focus on Murray State University. [Read More]
The Feasibility of Implementing an Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapy Curriculum into Higher Education
By Calyn M. Colston, Alyx Shultz, and C. A. Shea Porr
NACTA Journal : Sep. 2015, vol. 59 (3), pgs. 189-191