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Equine Training and Rehabilitation

University Centre Reaseheath

UCAS Code: DD46 | Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A minimum of 64 tariff points from A and AS levels to include Biology

A minimum of 64 tariff points

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

MM

in an Animal or Science related subject

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

MPP

in an Animal or Science related subject.

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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Equine studies

This programme is distinct from our existing equine related provision delivered at University Centre Reaseheath and will develop knowledge and understanding related to the theories of equine learning and how this can be used to develop training methodologies. In addition, emphasis is placed on links between biomechanics, exercise physiology and injury and how an understanding of this relationship influences injury rehabilitation techniques commonly applied to the equine athlete.
University Centre Reaseheath is fortunate in having an extensive range of high-quality practical facilities to underpin this programme. This includes a range of horses, stabling and competition sized arenas, gait analysis equipment and a range of therapeutic facilities for use in the treatment and rehabilitation of equine injuries. This programme represents a unique combination of training and rehabilitation and capitalises on the increasing interest in holistic equine training and management practices.

Students are actively encouraged to participate in additional activities including volunteering and working with the College’s extensive range of industry partners, including the Horse of the Year Show, Bolesworth and Grandstand Media.

The proposed programme is distinct in combining the study of equine behaviour and training with rehabilitation. There is growing interest in understanding natural behaviour and how this can be used to inform positive training methodologies, and with the UK equestrian sector boasting £4.7 billon of consumer spending and just under one million horses in the UK BETA, 2019), there has never been a better time to pursue a career in the equine industry. The incorporation of rehabilitation techniques within this programme offers an exciting addition to the growing catalogue of complementary therapies allied to horses.

This exciting, new programme will be delivered at University Centre Reaseheath. The centre has over 45 horses and ponies, five instructors, apprentices and over 120 local children and adults using the recreational facility on a weekly basis. Physical resources include: one indoor and three outdoor riding arenas, one jumping field and two mobile classrooms.

Upon successful completion of the Foundation Degree, students who wish to gain a full honours degree may progress onto either the BSc (Hons) Equine Behaviour and Welfare or the BSc(Hons) Equine Science final year top-up.

Modules

Level 4
• Scientific Data Collection & Analysis
• Equids in Global Industry
• Comparative Functional Anatomy & Physiology
• Equine Groundwork
• Equine Training Theories
• Companion Animal Husbandry, Behaviour and Welfare

Level 5
• Research Methods
• Work Based Learning OR RC5508 Experiential Learning
• Equine Behaviour Modification and Handling
• Equine Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics
• Equine Injury and Rehabilitation
• Behavioural Physiology and Cognition OR RC5511 Animal Nutrition

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. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study. For more information please see our Course Information on our website.

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£9,250
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£9,250
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£9,250
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International
£12,000
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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