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Course summary

This course will give you a sound knowledge and understanding of the physiological principles of equine sports science, and enable you to relate them to different equestrian disciplines. It is specifically designed for students wishing to further their knowledge of the science behind the production, management and training of performance horses, and will develop your practical application of key scientific principles. Teaching on this course is supported by our on-campus British Horse Society (BHS)-approved Equestrian Centre. The centre includes stabling for over 65 horses and international-sized indoor and outdoor arenas.


Year One

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Academic, Research and Professional Skills
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Science of Equitation
  • Equine Management and Health
Year Two
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • Sports Injury
  • Research Methods for Animal Sciences
  • Biomechanics
  • Reproduction, Breeding and Genetics
Final year
  • Optimising Performance
  • Emerging Issues and Ethics
  • Advances in Rider Performance
  • Equine Disease and Diagnostics
  • Dissertation
Full module descriptions and details can be found on the course page on the NTU website.

Assessment method

Year 1 Coursework (50%), written exam (33%), practical (17%) Year 2 Coursework (50%), written exam (33%), practical (17%) Final Year Coursework (66%), written exam (17%), practical (17%)

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
Equine Sports Science at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS