Get hands-on therapeutic horsemanship experience with our Ride-Like-A-Knight program. Students prepare for a career in the equine industry and to use the benefits of working with horses to help a wide variety of people.
The B.A. program in Therapeutic Horsemanship was the first one of its kind in the United States. The program of study leads to a B. A. in Therapeutic Horsemanship. The Ride-Like-A-Knight Therapeutic Horsemanship program provides students with unique perspectives as they serve as administrators, volunteer coordinators, program coordinators, and instructors during their college career. Ride-Like-A-Knight is a Premier Accredited Center and a Higher Education Member with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl). Some graduates may also choose to pursue graduate school to become a physical therapist, occupational therapist or occupational therapist assistant.
The Therapeutic Horsemanship major prepares students to earn certification as a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor through PATH International. It is also possible to earn certifications in Mental Health and Learning and/or Advanced Therapeutic Riding Instruction while at St. Andrews.
“All the instructors are genuinely nice if you mess up. They do not hound you over it, just pick the slack up and go on. But it is nice to go to RLAK and see people, and they just welcome you like family. Makes me smile as soon as I walk in the room because I know the love around at RLAK. We care more about the children, and how they are cared for, and just want to keep them safe. We love to welcome everyone, just want to make them feel welcome, greet them, and welcome everyone as family.”
Class of 2024
Program Highlights for students at the Laurinburg campus:
“I love being able to help others experience the benefits of horses.”
Class of 2020
Graduates of the Therapeutic Horsemanship B. A. can pursue a wide range of career paths including: