FdSc Equine Sports Science and Coaching :: Bishop Burton College

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
  • Equine sports coaching 
  • Equine exercise physiology 
  • Advanced equine coaching
  • Equine behaviour and welfare (elective)

How To Apply

Application is through UCAS using the code D3C7.

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, 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.

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).

Emily Sherratt

FdSc Equine Sports Science and Coaching

Emily had been passionate about horses since the age of five. With the help of Bishop Burton, Emily and her horse were both able to develop with the support, facilities and opportunities the college offers. She now works for Neue Schule as Product and Marketing Specialist.

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