ACU partners with equine therapy association

Posted January 27, 2012

Abilene Christian University has been selected as one of only three universities in the world to partner with EAGALA, the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association. EAGALA is an international non-profit organization providing education and resources related to equine therapy.

Steve Eller, certified Equine Therapy Counselor at ACU, has been instrumental in establishing ACU's partnership with EAGALA. Eller is teaching a Special Topics course on Intro to Equine Psychotherapy in Spring 2012. He says ACU's partnership with EAGALA will allow students taking his course to network with professionals; to secure discounts on books and training; and to participate in research and practical applications through community outreach.

"Our partnership with EAGALA embodies the innovative and unique aspect of this model of therapy," says Eller. "It is exciting to be part of this process -- to provide an experiential education to our students who are interested in learning how horses provide growth and healing in an unconventional manner."

ACU will be recognized, along with Carroll College in Montana and Virginia Intermont College, on EAGALA's website.