nicole moyer, biology

I am taking my academic background in the rehabilitation of athletic injuries, both physically and emotionally, and bringing it to a new species – the horse. My project involves researching the therapeutic uses of horses for the rehabilitation of emotional and physical injuries of the young and old, and everyone in between. I will be conducting research online to seek further information on therapeutic riding programs in the eastern part of the country, as well as taking a personal tour at a therapeutic riding facility in Albany, NY to get a first-hand experience at such a facility. In the end, I will relate my knowledge of athletic rehabilitation to that to what I learned about therapeutic rehabilitation with the use of horses.

How Wesson Honors program highlight your college experience? Through the Wesson Honors Program, I was exposed to several disciplines and ideas that I would not have had a chance to explore through my chosen major throughout my college career.

After graduation, I plan on working in the medical field, hopefully in a sports clinic as a certified athletic trainer. I will also be taking a few courses at a community college to fulfill my requirements to apply to graduate school sometime in the future.

Interview conducted and edited by Ye Zhu and Benjamin Dimario, members of the Wesson Honors Program and the Class of 2012.