Equestrian sport is benefiting from advances in technology and analysis techniques to improve both rider and equine performance. The underpinning sport science theory in this programme offers essential knowledge and in-depth understanding to develop the equestrian partnership, whilst the coaching techniques and skills developed ensure practical improvements in the horse and rider dyad. What will I study? Year 1:
- Academic, Employment and Professional Skills
- Equine Health & Husbandry
- Equine Sport Coaching
- Equine Anatomy & Physiology
- Introduction to Research Skills
- Equine Multi-Disciplinary Team
- Equitation or Equine Nutrition
- Introduction to Sport Science
- Research Methods & Analysis
- Equine Exercise Physiology
- Advanced Equitation or Equine Behaviour and Welfare
- Rider Health and Fitness
- Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
- Advanced Equine Coaching
- Sport Psychology and Behaviour Changes
- Rider Performance
- Applied Equine Biomechanics
- Coaching Specialist Populations
- Equine Sport Injury
- Contemporary Issues in Equestrianism.
- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.
- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.
- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.
- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb
- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.
- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.
- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support
- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.
You will study; Equine anatomy and physiology Rider health and fitness Advanced equitation (elective) Equine exercise physiology Sport psychology Applied equine biomechanics Specialist coaching Rider performance Advanced equine coaching.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
students should have a suitable HNC for year 2 entry
University Centre Bishop Burton welcomes applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/international-students
Additional entry requirements
GCSE English at grade C/4 or above.
English language requirements
If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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