BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science and Coaching :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science and Coaching

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years or one year for the ‘top up’

The Programme

As part of this degree, you will get the chance to combine academic modules in equine and human sport science with practical equitation and coaching modules. The combination of modules will enable you to appreciate the role of the professional coach and to understand the qualities needed to coach effectively. Students will explore in-depth concepts of psychology, rehabilitation, rider performance and inclusive practices. A final year 'top up' is also available for applicants who have a HND or Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject.

What You Study

  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Rider health and fitness
  • Advanced equitation (elective)
  • Equine exercise physiology
  • Sport psychology
  • Applied equine biomechanics
  • Specialist coaching
  • Rider performance
  • Advanced equine coaching. 

How To Apply

For the three-year BSc programme, application is through UCAS, using code D3C6.

If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant FdSc or HND qualification, please apply either via UCAS (selecting year of entry three) or our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-Level or a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent, or an Access to Higher Education Diploma plus a satisfactory reference.

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

Equitation modules require riding to BHS Stage 2 or equivalent standard, or above.

For advanced entry to final level, a relevant Level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree is required.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Sacha Cutts

BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science and Coaching

Having completed a BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Horse Management at Bishop Burton College, Sacha later took up the BSc Equine Sports Science and Coaching top-up option at the College. Sacha is now an Equine Claims Handler for NFU Mutual and is completing a Chartered Insurance Institution Qualification,

"I would encourage anyone who wants to pursue a career in the equine industry or has a passion for horses to consider what Bishop Burton has to offer."