BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

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

The Programme

Today, horse owners recognise the need to promote the health and well-being of their horses in order to maximise performance. This course covers the core academic and practical applications of equine therapy and rehabilitation, and will give you the chance to explore the valuable contribution it makes to producing and maintaining the equine athlete. Students can select to study an additional equine massage qualification alongside their degree, delivered and awarded by the Equine Massage Academy (EMA).

A final year 'top up' is also available for applicants who have a Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject.

What You Study

  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  • Fundamentals of science
  • Groundwork
  • Therapy and training for performance and rehabilitation
  • Advanced equine nutrition
  • Applied equine biomechanics
  • Equine sport injury and diagnostics
  • Equine disease
  • Equine behaviour and welfare
  • Complementary and alternative therapies and rehabilitation. 

How To Apply

For the three-year BSc programme, application is through UCAS, using code DD43.

If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant Foundation degree, please apply either via UCAS (selecting three as the year of entry).

If you are currently studying for a degree at Bishop Burton and wish to 'top up', please apply via 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 80 UCAS points at A-Level, ideally including Science, 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.

For advanced entry to the third year of this programme, a relevant 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).

Jennifer Williams

BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation

Having completed the BSc (Hons) Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation degree at Bishop Burton College, Jennifer now has her own business as a Veterinary Physiotherapist.