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University Centre Bishop Burton

Equine Sports Science and Coaching

UCAS Code: D3C7

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

E-A

80 UCAS points in a relevant Level 3 Access to HE Diploma

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Sports coaching

Equine studies

The programme benefits from state of the art equine facilities to ensure graduates are fully equipped with knowledge of scientific principles of sport science, coaching, fitness and training to develop performance in equestrian sports. The programme provides skills and knowledge in assessing and recommending strategies to improve horse and rider performance, by developing an understanding of physical, psychological, and behavioural factors that can affect horse-rider combinations. Upon entering the industry graduates will have in depth appreciation and understanding of sports science and coaching to enable them to become high quality coaches who can apply scientific training and coaching techniques to equestrian sport.
Vocational experience gained within the Work Based Learning modules within this programme takes place on our busy equine centre. Students benefit from working alongside academic and commercial teams to develop skills essential for succeeding in industry, as well as opportunity undertake work placements at external establishments.

**Learning and Teaching Approach**
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically, utilising excellent laboratory facilities and equine centre. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Within work based learning modules students undertake weekly yard experience with both academic and commercial instructors, developing both industry and transferable skills. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus.

**What is the contact time?**
Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

**What else can I expect?**
- Excellent equine facilities including Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness & Performance suite, 2 indoor arenas, 3 outdoor arenas, stabling for over 100 horses.

- Commercial equine centre hosts extensive range of competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre.

- Use of specialist equipment including Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory based equipment.

- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.

- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.

- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.

- Guest lectures and demonstrations from a range of visiting speakers and offsite trips.

- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support

- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.

Modules

Year 1: Modules introduce the student to Equine Anatomy and Physiology and Applied Vocational Equine Management and include modules specific to the programme such as Equine Sports Coaching and Introduction to Sports Science. Students can choose between an elective Equitation* module and studying Equine Nutrition. Students are prepared for study with modules in Academic and Research skills.

Year 2: Subjects develop on the first year incorporating valuable topics such as Equine Exercise Physiology and Equine Facility Management. Students complete specialised modules to support working in the Sports Science and Coaching industry including Advanced Equitation*, Advanced Equine Coaching and Rider Health and Fitness. Those students electing not to ride will have the opportunity to study Equine Behaviour and Welfare. Valuable transferable skills are gained in Introductory Research Analysis.

* Option modules will run where there are sufficient student numbers, otherwise an alternative option module may be offered (* denotes ridden elective modules are subject to riding assessments).
* Students undertake 80 hours of external work placements within an appropriate establishment during level 4 of the programme.
* Free training towards BHS Stage Assessments throughout your programme plus funding for the cost of one BHS Assessment day for first year students.
* This programme is subject to revalidation in 2020/21. Any changes will be to ensure alignment with current industry practice, and these will be communicated to applicants.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes written assignments, practical demonstrations, portfolios, scientific reports, group or individual presentations and examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support student development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 15 working day timeframe (not including holidays) in order that students can most benefit from the feedback.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Bishop Burton

Riseholme

Department:

Equine

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
low
Sports coaching
100%
high
Equine studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

62%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
71%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Animal science

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
83%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Sport and exercise sciences

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Agriculture, food and related studies

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