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Minors and Certificates


Minor in Horses, Humans and Health

This interdisciplinary minor offers students a chance to explore the horse-human-health connection through various professions and perspectives. Students interested in working in the equine industry may pair this minor with any major to develop their interests and career paths. An elective in human development offers students the ability to tailor their academic study to individual needs. A student may complete this minor by taking 18 hours (including prerequisites/co-requisites) as indicated below.

Minor Requirements: 18 Hours
OTS 205, REC 210*, AGR 250, OTS 479S, ANS 497* (topic: horse)

Plus one elective in human development:
CDF 235, CDF 342, CDF 441, HEA 285, OTS 321*, PSY 280, SED 104

*Indicates the course may have prerequisites or co-requisites.

Students may declare the minor through EKU Direct.


Interdisciplinary Autism Spectrum Disorder Certificate

Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) represent an increasing and heterogeneous group of consumers who require an individualized and specialized approach to assessment, treatment planning, and intervention. Currently 1 of 44 individuals is diagnosed with an ASD (Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2021). Behaviors exhibited by these unique individuals include impairment of social interaction and communication abilities and restricted, repetitive behaviors. Treatment and supports have been found to be effective in teaching new skills, replacing challenging behaviors, and improving occupational functioning for people with ASDs. As interest increases in providing appropriate identification and support for people on the autism spectrum, interest in professionals with training and experience in ASDs also increases.

This interdisciplinary certificate will provide professionals in training from four disciplines with documented skills and experiences related to ASDs. This certificate will train a select group of current EKU professional students in clinical psychology, school psychology, occupational therapy, special education, and communication disorders to provide services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Admission applications are reviewed during the spring semester of each year. Applications must be completed by April 1 of your application year.

For more information, see the ASD Graduate Catalog.

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