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.

What You Study

  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Performance analysis in sport (elective)
  • Advanced equitation (elective)
  • Equine exercise physiology
  • Sport psycology
  • Applied equine biomechanics
  • Specialist coaching
  • Rider performance
  • Principles of fitness and sport coaching. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level or a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma or equivalent, 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.

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

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."

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