City of Sunderland College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle University

Equestrian Performance and Coaching

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Course summary

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Our FdSc programme is aimed at individuals interested in equine management, training and equestrian coaching. Riding and non-riding options are available to suit the individual. The programme places emphasis on practical experience, the acquisition of vital industry skills and the underlying theoretical concepts, and will support further opportunities to gain British Horse Society (BHS) and UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) qualifications. Our BSc programme will examine topics such as equine cognition, associative learning, non-associative learning (habituation, flooding and imprinting), learning theory, ethical equitation and equitation science. You will practically apply your learning to reach a resolution to equine-based behavioural issues. As part of your learning, you will also develop a sound and usable understanding of the coaching process and the issues influencing this such as physiological processes, barriers to participation, equality and diversity and relaxation techniques. Studying within the unique grounds of Kirkley Hall Campus you will engage in practical projects, study tours and field visits relevant to your areas of interest and expertise, and undertake a dissertation research project determined by your own interests. An aligned industrial placement will complement your learning, giving you extensive transferable skills and a comprehensive understanding of wider land-based industry.

Course details


• The concept and application of equitation science • Sports coaching • Research dissertation • Enterprise management and sustainability • Collaborative land-based practice

Assessment method

Progress will be assessed by a range of methods including presentations, portfolios, dissertation, report writing, and essays.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6150 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6150 Year 1
Scotland £6150 Year 1
Wales £6150 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Equestrian Performance and Coaching at City of Sunderland College - UCAS