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Equine Sports Science and Coaching BSc (Hons)

University Centre Bishop Burton

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Bishop Burton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Equestrian sport is benefitting from advances in technology and analysis techniques to improve both rider and equine performance. The underpinning sport science theory in this programme offers essential knowledge and in depth understanding to develop the equestrian partnership, whilst the coaching techniques and skills developed ensure practical improvements in the horse and rider dyad. The programme contains a breadth of relevant scientific modules of the horse, including anatomy, exercise physiology and sport injury ensuring a sound underpinning for entering applied equine facility settings. The applied modules at all levels will produce high quality coaches who can apply scientific training and coaching techniques to equestrian sport. Student’s progress to study final year module in coaching specialist populations, providing knowledge and experience of inclusive practices essential for supporting widening participation in equine sport. Elective modules within the programme enable students to focus on equitation or broader equine science content to prepare for a wide variety of equine sport performance aspects, graduates will gain sound academic knowledge and practical application of sport science. Aspects of human fitness, psychology and nutrition all contribute towards improving ride health, as well as supporting graduates for entering broader roles within health, well-being and fitness settings. The inclusion of technologies throughout modules across levels effectively prepares students with ability to assess and evaluate performance aspects, providing high relevance for a range of roles within coaching, training, product development and sales. Studying contemporary issues ensures the most current industry developments and updates are thoroughly explored and evaluated to further prepare the student for graduate destinations. 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 develop.

Application deadline

15 January

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University Centre Bishop Burton

  • Campus address

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

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