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Applied Equine Management (Therapy) FdSc

University Centre Bishop Burton

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UCAS CODE: D3T7

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Bishop Burton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

Horse owners and riders are increasingly recognising the need to promote the health and well-being of their horses to maximise performance. This programme will enable students to develop excellent practical management skills as well as provide sound academic knowledge in order to promote equine health, fitness, and performance in both the commercial and competition settings. The programme includes a range of modules designed to offer both technical expertise and practical competence in the management, whilst allowing the students to select pathways suited to sport science & coaching or equine therapy & rehabilitation specialisms. Pathways are designed to support progression onto the final year of BSc (Hons) programmes in either Equine Sport Science & Coaching or Equine Therapy & Rehabilitation, respectively. The programme benefits from excellent onsite resources such as rider fitness suites and therapy centre, effectively preparing student with the knowledge and skills to operate and assess the role of specialist equipment to promote equine health and performance. 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. The inclusion of event management in taught modules and experience within the WBL modules further prepares students for a diverse range of employment across equine facilities and within equestrian and racing industries. Events typically include competitions; three annual British Event Horse Trials held at Lincoln Showground and Bishop Burton, regular affiliated British Show Jumping events and annual British Dressage Regional competition, as well as numerous BHS examination days. The equine centres offer a breath of enrichment opportunities to further develop skills including riding clubs, equine academy, and BUCS teams. During the first year of the programme, all students undertake an external work placement which benefits from our extensive industry links in support with gaining placements, this may include local equine charities, equine veterinary centres and a range of equine facilities across a range of sport disciplines. Students on the therapy pathway at Bishop Burton campus will undertake hours within the commercial equine therapy centre, providing valuable professional skills, as well as excellent preparation to Top-up on the final year of the BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy & Rehabilitation. Likewise, those on the coaching pathway will make use of new Sport & Exercise Science Centre and Rider Fitness suite to utilise equipment within the field of sport science. Experience of equipment in relation to performance, strengthening, conditioning and rehabilitation develop the coaching skillset and effectively prepares for progression onto BSc (Hons) Equine Sport Science & Coaching final year, in addition to applied coaching modules. Students are effectively prepared for academic study by undertaking a series of academic, professional and research skill related modules over the two years. A Level 5 introductory research analysis modules further develops ability to analyse and evaluate data sets using packages, as well as ability to investigate an idea, collectively designed to support progression to higher levels of study and research.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 12,782per year

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University information

University Centre Bishop Burton

  • Campus address

    Bishop Burton College, Bishop Burton, Beverley, East Riding Of Yorkshire, HU17 8QG, England

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