Synopsis: This course designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the nutritional management and requirements of horses. This is a self-paced class with weekly assignment deadlines. The class will run from January 19 - May 3, 2021.
Start Time: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:00 AM
End Time: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:45 PM
Location: Off-Campus Location/S
Campus: Off Campus
Room: Online
City, State, Country: XX XX
Fee: See website
Sponsor: Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education
Category: Workshop, Course
Web Site:
Contact Name: Carol Broccoli
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (848) 932-7207
Additional Information:

This online course is very interactive. It includes readings, videos, class assessments, and discussions, along with mini case studies and a group project. Each week there are discussions and assignments that have due dates, but there are no scheduled 'lectures.' Therefore, when you complete the work is entirely up to you and what works for your schedule. It is required for you to have access to a computer for ease of viewing the material and completing the assignments. Student performance assessment is based on discussions, assignments, quizzes, case studies, and a final project.

Who Can Attend?
This 14-week program is an undergraduate course that is offered on a noncredit basis to horse owners, trainers, feed sales representatives, and anyone else who is interested in the topic. A high school diploma is required. Continuing education students will receive continuing education units (3.6 CEUs) rather than undergraduate college credits.

Topics include:

  • Gastrointestinal physiology;
  • Digestion;
  • Essential nutrients;
  • Feeds and supplements;
  • Reading feed tags;
  • Evaluating a forage analysis;
  • Pasture management;
  • Ration analysis and balancing;
  • Nutritional deficits and excesses;
  • Nutrition related diseases; and
  • Nutritional management of mares, stallions, foals, and performance horses.
Target Audience: Alumni,  General Public