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Colleges & Universities

 If you are interested in becoming a collegiate collaborative partner, email the EAGALA University Committee at university@eagala.org.

The following colleges and universities provide EAGALA-related educational opportunities:

Abilene Christian University (ACU) - Abilene, Texas

ACU is a Christian-focused, private, master's-level university founded in 1906, with about 4,700 students from across the U.S. and world. The university has received several national honors, including an Apple Distinguished Program 2011-2012, and number one Up-and-Coming university in the West by U.S. News & World Report in its "America's Best Colleges" guide.

EAGALA Education:  Introduction to Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy course (ST:FAM440.01) is provided through the Dept. of Sociology and Family Studies. The course is taught by an EAGALA certified mental health and equine specialist team and combines classroom time with hands-on experience in the horse arena.  Students and faculty can also receive EAGALA Model counseling services through the University Counseling Center. 

Special Discount:  ACU students will receive an additional $100 discount off the already discounted student rate for the Part 1 and Part 2 trainings (Part 1: $400 and Part 2: $450 includes the ACU discount).  Students need to submit student card with their training registration to receive discount.

For more information:  http://www.acu.edu/, Steve Eller, steve.eller@acu.edu, and read more at: http://www.acu.edu/promise/innovative/steve-eller.html and 5 April 2012: Abilene Christian University News "University counselor presents at equine therapy conference"

 

Carroll College - Helena, Montana

Carroll College offers the first Bachelor of Arts degree in a subspecialty of human-animal studies. Housed within the College's department of psychology, the Human-Animal Bond Degree Program focuses on  the beneficial relationship between individuals and animals.  By grounding this innovative bachelor's degree within the social science of psychology, Carroll College has developed a new frontier for students and practicing professionals who are interested in working with animals in a social service setting, and advancing the academic discipline of Human-Animal Studies.  Offers canine and equine tracks.

EAGALA Education:  Carroll College students will receive 1 credit hour each for the EAGALA Part 1 and Part 2 trainings. Upon completion of the EAGALA Part 1 and Part 2 trainings, and submission of a Professional Development Portfolio, students will be certified by EAGALA in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning and receive a 2-year membership with that certification.

Special Discount:  Carroll College students will receive an additional $100 discount off the already discounted student rate for the Part 1 and Part 2 trainings (Part 1: $400 and Part 2: $450 includes the Carroll College discount).  Students need to submit student card with their training registration to receive discount.

For more information:  http://www.carroll.edu/academics/majors/hab/, or Dr. Anne Perkins: 406-447-4329, habws@carroll.edu

 

Virginia Intermont College - Bristol, Virginia

Founded in 1884, Virginia Intermont College is a private four-year college located in Bristol, Virginia.  VIC is known for their equine studies program.  Their equine facility has two large indoor arenas and one outdoor arena on 120  acres. VIC offers a Minor Degree in Equine Assisted Growth and Learning which prepares students to engage in experiential counseling incorporating horses to work with individuals, families and groups with a diverse range of mental health needs, such as addictions, family issues, and trauma.  The minor involves taking courses in both the Equine Studies and Social Work departments along with two courses specific to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.  

EAGALA Education:  The two Equine Assisted Psychotherapy courses (EAGL403 & EAGL404) are taught by EAGALA Certified teachers and incorporate the EAGALA endorsed curriculum.  The courses involve classroom and lab time (with the horses at the arena), and also include the students taking the EAGALA Part 1 training.  Students can choose to take the Part 2 training as well to complete their EAGALA Certification.

Special Discount:  VIC students will receive an additional $100 discount off the already discounted student rate for the Part 1 and Part 2 trainings (Part 1: $400 and Part 2: $450 includes the VIC discount).  Students need to submit student card with their training registration to receive discount.

For more information: http://www.vic.edu/, Jodi Helbert, jodihelbert@vic.edu