Equine Science Certificate
Are you a horse owner looking to gain the fundamental knowledge required to provide for horses in you care? The Equine Science Certificate introduces you to research and evidence-based practice in a format you can apply immediately to improve the health and performance of your horses. this well-rounded certificate program will cover topics including equine nutrition, equine behaviour, exercise physiology, genetics, anatomy, and breeding and foaling. Join our community of learners from around the world.
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
- Equine Health & Disease Prevention
- Equine Nutrition
- Equine Functional Anatomy
Elective Courses – choose two of the following
- Management of the Broodmare, Stallion and Foal -Formally, Equine Growth and Development
- Equine Exercise Physiology
- Equine Behaviour
- Equine Genetics
This program is intended for adult learners, 18 years of age or older.
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.