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Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation FdSc

University Centre Bishop Burton

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Bishop Burton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    2 Years

Course summary

This programme will prepare graduates with therapeutic practical skills as well as sound academic knowledge in order to promote equine health and performance. The programme includes a range of modules designed to offer both technical expertise and practical competence in the management, therapy and rehabilitation of horses. The programme benefits from an onsite 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, as well as opportunity undertake work placements at external establishments.**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. Within work based learning modules students undertake weekly yard experience with both academic and commercial instructors, developing both industry and transferable skills. Teaching will take place on the Bishop Burton campus.**What is the contact time?**Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). Part-time is also available. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. **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. - 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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