Equine Science Certificate
The Equine Science Certificate is designed to help you improve the management and welfare of horses in your care. The courses are based on scientific research and are presented in a practical format, making it easy for you to directly apply what you have learned to the health and performance of your horse.
The Equine Science Certificate Requirements
To obtain the Equine Science Certificate, the four required or core courses and two electives must be completed successfully.
Required or Core Courses
- Management of the Equine Environment
- Health & Disease Prevention
- Equine Nutrition
- Functional Anatomy
Elective Courses – choose two of the following
- Management of the Broodmare, Stallion and Foal -Formally, Equine Growth and Development
- Exercise Physiology
- Equine Behaviour
- Equine Genetics
Students must either be at least 18 years of age, or have completed Grade 12 or equivalent in order to register for the courses.
The equine science and business courses at the University of Guelph are open learning continuing education courses and you do not have to apply and be accepted into the certificate program to take one of the courses.
Achieving the Certificate
Once you have completed the six courses required for the Equine Science Certificate you will be able to request your certificate from the University of Guelph by completing the ‘Request for Certificate Form’. Forms are located on the Current Students page.