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.
- Equine anatomy and physiology
- Applied vocational equine management
- Equitation (elective)
- Introduction to sports science (elective)
- Performance analysis in sport (elective)
- Equine sports coaching
- Equine exercise physiology
- Advanced equine coaching (elective).
Application is through UCAS using the code D3C7.
Two years full-time.
Students will attend college for 15.5 hours, timetabled over three to four days.
Successful completion of a Foundation Degree allows students to enter on to Level 6 (‘top up’) of the relevant Honours Degree programme.
Students are assessed through coursework (including reports, presentations, lab reports and portfolios), practical, ridden and coaching assessments and formal examinations.
Students undertake four hours practical experience on the college yard per week, plus 80 hours external placement per year.
Graduates may wish to seek a career within the equine or sports industries, including working as a coach, yard manager, RDA instructor (subject to completion of additional industry qualifications such as BHS or UKCC), professional rider or fitness instructor in non-equestrian.
Students will require sturdy footwear, a riding hat (PAS015 standard or equivalent), gloves, boots, dark jodhpurs / trousers, coat and a basic grooming kit for equine based practical sessions.
Students also require a body protector for all jumping sessions (BETA Level 3 2009- Air Jackets are not permitted in day-to-day sessions) for those taking optional equitation modules.
Students are required to provide their own laboratory coats and a College sweatshirt / polo shirt for yard experience, available via the College online shop, as well as to purchase core texts to support studies and make small contributions (usually up to £25) to attend study visits on some modules.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of The Royal Agricultural University.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
- Higher Education College Charter
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the college's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
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.
Equitation modules require riding to BHS Stage 2 or equivalent standard, or above.
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.
"For me there was no better choice than Bishop Burton College: from the amazing therapy facilities like the Spa, Water Treadmill and Zamar machine, to the team of talented lecturers who have industry experience which they bring into the modules to teach you hands on skills and techniques."