Form to Function: A Requisite Analysis of University-based Equine Centers

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction-Higher Education

Date of Award

Summer 2016


There has been documented growth in the number of equine centers established at universities across the United States. There is a decided lack of empirical research focused on these university-based equine centers. This research addressed the identification of the functional organizational structure of these centers. A requisite analysis of the operational groups was performed to determine the functional organizational structure of university-based equine centers. The Delphi technique was used to determine consensus among a group of expert panelists on the perceived importance of three operational groups at university-based equine centers: faculty and staff members, participants in activities and services, and horses used at an ideal university-based equine center.


Derek Lester

Subject Categories

Curriculum and Instruction | Education