Graduation Date

Spring 2023

Document Type



Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Teaching/Coaching

Committee Chair Name

Dr. Jill Anderson

Committee Chair Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Dr. David Adams

Second Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Hyun-Kyung You

Third Committee Member Affiliation

HSU Faculty or Staff


Social emotional learning, SEL, ASD, Autism, Equine assisted Learning, EAL, Program


Autistic students often receive educational services supporting the development of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) skills. SEL can also be taught effectively outside of the classroom through the use of animal assisted interventions. The purpose of this project was to develop an eight week SEL program utilizing Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) for Autistic individuals five to 21 years old. This curriculum offers a unique programming plan as it provides an SEL curriculum that is specifically designed for Autistic individuals.

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