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Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation

University Centre Bishop Burton

UCAS Code: DD43 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E-A*

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

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UCAS Tariff

104

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Equine studies

The demand for qualified and experienced equine practitioners has grown over recent years, with many more horse owners, trainers and riders recognising the need to promote the health and well-being of their horses in order to maximise welfare and performance and prevent injury. The complex nature of injury development and poor performance which result from the interaction and influence of a broad range of factors, creates a demand for holistic practitioners who work within the scope of their practice and as part of the multidisciplinary team who manage the equine athlete. This programme will prepare graduates for further study and access to practitioner level qualifications, and with excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills within the field of equine therapy and rehabilitation to enable recommendations and implementation of treatments based on in depth assessment and application of knowledge to provide sound justification for ideas, and an in-depth awareness of the role of other para-professionals within the multidisciplinary team.

The programme contains a breadth of highly relevant science, to explore in detail the anatomy, physiology and biomechanics to ensure appreciation of functional movement. Knowledge and understanding are developed of behaviour, nutrition and exercise physiology to ensure essential underpinning of concepts and applied approaches to working within equine performance roles. The role of para-practitioners and the multi-disciplinary equine team is an important inclusion; the delivery provides extensive opportunity to engage with industry professionals to further prepare for working collaboratively in industry.

The inclusion of modules to develop scientific laboratory techniques is considered beneficial to allow progression in to broader aspects of equine performance roles such as within veterinary laboratories. The inclusion of enterprise and entrepreneurship ensures students are effectively prepared for managing their own business or working within management roles of companies, with strong appreciation of transferable skills developed.

The programme benefits from providing students with work experience and assessment on our state-of-the-art equine therapy centre, providing insight into all aspects of a commercially operating facility. This first-hand experience will ensure graduates are fully equipped with knowledge and practical skills to operate and assess the role of specialist equipment. Applied case studies within the programme will further equip graduates with the skills and confidence to implement, monitor and evaluate rehabilitation programmes to promote equine health and performance and will be enhanced by integration of industry and research recognised, state-of-the-art objective measuring tools and equipment.

Upon entering the industry graduates will have in depth appreciation and understanding of scientific principles, technical expertise and practical competence in the management, therapy and rehabilitation of horses within legislative, ethical and welfare considerations.

The programme will provide a highly appropriate underpinning qualification to enable progression on to post-graduate study to achieve practitioner status, or the option to incorporate a practitioner level qualification alongside the degree programme.

Modules

Year 1: Modules introduce the student to Equine Anatomy and Physiology and Equine Nutrition, and include modules designed to provide underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills in Introduction to Equine Therapy, Applied Equine Anatomy and Specialist Equine Practice. 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, Equine Disease and Equine Behaviour and Welfare. Students complete specialised modules to support working in the therapy industry including Groundwork and Therapy and Training for Performance and Rehabilitation. Valuable transferable skills are gained in Entrepreneurship and Equine Resource Technology and Research Methods and Analysis.
Year 3: Students undertake an independent research module to produce a Dissertation in their final year of study on a topic of their choice. The module, Complementary and Alternative Therapies and Rehabilitation incorporates real-life case studies to develop confidence in exercise prescription and evaluation of long-term cases. Students undertake a range of modules including Equine Sport Injury and Diagnostics, Advanced Equine Nutrition and Applied Equine Biomechanics to support entering therapy roles or broader employment.

* Students benefit from conducting a long term equine case study during the final year of the programme, offering excellent applied skills in the assessment, implementation and evaluation of rehabilitation strategies.
*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

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

The Uni


Course location:

Bishop Burton

Department:

Equine

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Resources and organisation

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Library resources
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IT resources
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Course specific equipment and facilities
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