Taryne Ela

Snapshot of Taryne Ela Outside in the Sun

Taryne Ela
  • Health Sciences
  • Public Health

Class of: 2012

As a member of the women’s soccer team, Taryne Ela spent hours both on the field and on the road.  Even with her busy schedule, she was able to complete her degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Psychology and Anthrozoology and graduated with the class of 2012.

Carroll really allowed me to tailor my classes so that they suited my interests in psychology and hippotherapy as well as take all the pre-request classes for physical therapy school.

While at Carroll Ela volunteered for Food Share and held an internship with Special Olympics of Montana as a Training Coordinator for the Tri-Counties Area. She worked as the Head Equine Instructor at Eagle Mount of Montana for two  years, as well as Fisher Physical Therapy for a semester. She was accepted to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at the University of New England in Portland, Maine and will begin classes in August.

I am very excited to pursue my career in hippotherapy (using horses to provide physical therapy to people with disabilities); after PT school I want to conduct research on hippotherapy and eventually own my own practice.