Course: FdSc Equine Sports Science and Coaching

Department: Equine

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years

The Programme

This programme combines academic modules in equine and human sport science with practical equitation and coaching modules that 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
  • Applied vocational equine management
  • Equitation (elective)
  • Introduction to sports science (elective)
  • Performance analysis in sport
  • Equine sports coaching 
  • Equine exercise physiology 
  • Advanced equine coaching.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 48 UCAS points at A-Level, 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.

Gemma Stanford

BSc (Hons) Equine Science

Gemma’s career has taken off since she graduated from Bishop Burton College with a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Equine Science. She initially landed a job with an equine insurance company, where she progressed to the role of Team Leader before landing her dream job as Head of Welfare and Passports for the British Horse Society. Whilst I am career-focussed I still compete at every opportunity. I have a stud of Highland Ponies and have shown and won at every major show around the UK.