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Equine Science and Sports Performance

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: 4A12 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A minimum of 112 tariff points from A and AS levels. A science subject is preferred

A minimum of 112 tariff points

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

A science subject at Higher Level is preferred

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

DMM

in an Animal, Equine or Science related subject

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Equine studies

This course centres on the athletic performance of the horse and rider, preparing students for a career in equestrian performance, coaching or team performance management. With the UK equestrian sector generating £4.7 billion of consumer spending, 3 million regular riders, nearly one million resident horses and 6.4% of the equestrian population being within a competitive club (BETA, 2019), there has never been a better time to pursue a career in the equine sports performance industry.

This programme has been developed with extensive industry input to ensure that the graduates will have the necessary combination of knowledge, skills and experience to be able to contribute to the success and growth of the equestrian performance industry.
The course focuses on the underlying factors which affect performance, adopts quantitative methods to assess performance and then evaluates a range of techniques to enhance performance and assess the impact of external factors on success.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)
• Introduction to Psychology for Equestrian Sports
• Equine Sports Horse Industry and Management
• Anatomy and Physiology for Equestrian Performance
• Introduction to Rider Fitness and Training
• Equine Genetics and Breeding for Athletic Potential (optional)
• Principles of Equitation
• Academic and Professional Development
Choose one optional module

Year 2 (Level 5)
• Equine Nutrition and Health
• Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
• Research Methods
• Equestrian Manual Therapies (optional)
• Physiological Measurement Techniques for Equestrian Performance
• Sports Nutrition for Equestrian Athletes (optional)
• Equestrian Sporting Discipline Management
Choose one optional module

Year 3 (Level 6)
• Equestrian Fitness and Performance
• Equestrian Injury and Rehabilitation
• Dissertation (40 credits)
• Welfare, Ethics and Safety in Equestrian Sport (optional)
• Biomechanical Analysis of Equestrian Performance (optional)
• Rider Performance Optimisation (optional)
• Advances in Complementary Therapy use in Equestrian Sports (optional)
• Contemporary Issues and Developments in Equestrian Sports (optional)
Choose two optional modules

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations.

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows:

Year 1
42% coursework
37% written exams
22% practical

Year 2
66% coursework
28% written exams
6% practical

Year 3
70% coursework
14% written exams
16% practical

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Equine

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