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Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation BSc (Hons)

University Centre Bishop Burton

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UCAS CODE: DD43

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Bishop Burton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

This programme will prepare graduates with excellent therapeutic practical skills and rehabilitation strategies to implement based on in depth assessment and apply academic knowledge to provide sound justification of ideas. The programme benefits from state of the art therapy and rehabilitation facilities to ensure graduates are fully equipped with knowledge and practical skills to operate and assess the role of specialist equipment to promote equine health and performance. 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 and ethical considerations.**Learning and Teaching Approach**This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students learning styles and preferences. For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars/practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically, utilising excellent laboratory facilities and equine centre. The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus. **What is the contact time?**Approximately 13 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials in the first two years of the programme. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Independent study includes reading around the subject, preparing for tutorials and seminars, preparing for, and completing, module assessments and revision for examinations; forming an essential part of a student’s learning journey. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. Wednesday afternoons are reserved for sport and other extra-curricular activities.**What else can I expect?**- Excellent equine facilities including Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness & Performance suite, 2 indoor arenas, 3 outdoor arenas, stabling for over 100 horses. - Commercial equine centre hosts extensive range of competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre. - Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.- Use of specialist equipment including Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory based equipment. - Student project laboratory dedicated to science research and investigations. - Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.- Guest lectures and demonstrations from a range of visiting speakers and offsite trips.- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support - Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning. - Students can elect to undertake an additional equine practitioner qualification alongside the second year of their programme, awarded by the Equine Massage Academy.

Application deadline

15 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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