If you want to develop your expertise in racehorse performance and rehabilitation, then this is the course for you. This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc (Hons) Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation qualification. Throughout your degree, you'll learn how to achieve optimal racehorse performance including returning the thoroughbred to peak condition following an injury. Our county of Gloucestershire is renowned for horseracing, with leading trainers and facilities on site and nearby. You’ll benefit from our strong links with racing professionals as well as our research-active commercial Equine Therapy Centre on campus, which rehabilitates racehorses, and other equine athletes, back to competition. The skills and industry connections you develop will help you take advantage of global opportunities that exist in an innovative, fast-paced industry. You'll graduate with a strong awareness of the racing industry, combined with the ability to apply scientific principles to training practices, analyse performance and understand the rehabilitation process of the racehorse.ourses.
Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Foundation Skills Development, Academic Skills in Practice (Internship), Reviewing Literature, Foundation in Equine Studies, Foundation Biological Principles, Equine Functional Anatomy, Equine Veterinary Science, Management of Equestrian Facilities, Introduction to the Horseracing Industry, The International Horseracing Industry, Skills for the Equine Rehabilitation Professional, Equine Diagnostics and Therapy, Introduction to Equine Performance Analysis, Horseracing, Governance and Law, Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation, Undergraduate Research Process, Dissertation, Analysis of Equine Performance, Racehorse Therapy and Rehabilitation. Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-racehorse-performance-and-rehabilitation-with-foundation-year/
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We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.
In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics are required. We look to see evidence of practical horse handling experience and commitment to a future career in the equine industry in the personal statement. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications. If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme. Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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