The major in Equine Management focuses on the development of leaders with a genuine regard for all horses and their well-being, a conscious concern for the environment, and a passionate interest in all aspects of the horse industry. The program combines a solid background in business, biological sciences and equine management through practical and theoretical experience. It provides in-depth understanding of the economic, environmental and social dimensions of all equine disciplines with a broad and current knowledge of horse industry issues and develops the skills to gather, access, interpret and apply industry data. In consultation with the faculty advisor, students can participate in international exchange or semester abroad opportunities in semester 6. Students can also incorporate a variety of field trips, experiential learning in the workplace and independent research projects into their program.
This major will require the completion of 20.00 credits: 14.00 from required courses, 5.00 from restricted electives and 1.00 electives. Of these credits, a minimum of 6.00 credits are required at the 3000-level or higher, of which at least 2.00 credits must be at the 4000-level.
Experience a hands-on approach to learning about the management of horses and equine-associated industries and businesses with the Equine Management major. Learn about the biology, physiology and behaviour of horses and gain competencies in horse handling and routine care. The economic and management components of the program will develop your understanding of business, ethics, environment and sustainability for a leadership role in the industry.
Your First Year in the Equine Management Major
Biology of Plants and Animals in Managed Ecosystems
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Introduction to Equine Management
Introductory Financial Accounting
Principles of Animal Care and Welfare
Breeding and foaling manager
Equine event/facility manager
Equine marketing, sales and promotion
Equine nutrition consultant
6 January 2020
University of Guelph
50 Stone Road East,
N1G 2W1, Canada
The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph.
English Proficiency Requirements
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6
Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) - Minimum overall band score of 70
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21
Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) - Minimum overall score of 85 and a minimum composition score of 83. In addition, you must present a minimum score on the oral test of three (3)
Pearson Test of English (PTE) - Minimum score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component
Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10).