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Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, BSc Hons (Hadlow)

This degree helps you to support horses in their recovery from injury. It focuses on equine therapy and rehabilitation strategies complementary to those traditionally offered by a vet.

The equine sports therapy and rehabilitation degree enables you to evaluate, design and administer treatments to aid recovery. You'll gain an understanding of equine science and physiology, with modules covering professional practice, equine nutrition, equine biomechanics, the science of movement, and herbal medicine. You'll also benefit from the brand-new on-campus facilities and the input from industry experts throughout the syllabus.

By the end of the course, you'll be equipped to enter postgraduate study or to progress into a career as a practitioner in horse physiotherapy.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.

UCAS points

96 (view full requirements)(full requirements below)

Course/institution codes

DK22

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject that you can access with lower entry requirements.

Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

Home fees

2021/2022 fees

2021/2022 fees

What you should know about this course

  • Gain an understanding of equine physiology and anatomy
  • Be equipped to either enter post-graduate study or progress into this emerging field as a self-employed practitioner
  • Study a course that has has been designed with the help of industry experts

What you will study

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Course information is currently unavailable for this programme. Please contact course-info@gre.ac.uk for more information.

About the course team

Jenny Paddison is the course leader for this degree.

Students receive outstanding support from a team of highly qualified teaching staff with extensive and diverse experiences within the equine sector.

Entry requirements

96 UCAS points made up from A-Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3,
OR
A minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma. 

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science.

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

You can also read our admissions policy.

Available to overseas students?

No

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

Concerned about grades?

We offer an extended degree in this subject with lower entry requirements. Our extended degrees include a foundation year to prepare you for degree-level study.

How you will learn

This section helps you understand more about how you’ll learn based on standard delivery of teaching and learning on campus.

However, as a response to COVID-19 we are currently operating a ‘blended model’ of teaching and learning. This means a combination of face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. There is additional support for any students who are unable to attend campus because they are ill or shielding. We’ll continue to offer blended learning to all our students, in line with government guidelines, for as long as we are advised to. If government or local authority rules require it, we may be limited to offering online-only learning but will return to blended learning as soon as we are safely able to do so.

You can find out more about how we are supporting our students.

Teaching

In a typical week teaching takes place through a combination of timetabled and independent learning.

You can view more information about how each module is taught within our ‘What you will study’ section.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

The smaller class sizes, and one-to-one contact time with tutors, gives our students a personal experience.

Independent learning

At university, you must develop the ability to work more independently than you have done before. In the early stages of the degree, you will receive a higher level of support from module leaders and personal tutors.

Overall workload

Rather than being spread over a whole week, we try and condense our teaching into 2-3 days. This gives you time for other things.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework

Further details to be confirmed.

You can view how each module is assessed within our ‘What you will study’ section.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include ‘practice’ assignments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Students are assessed through a combination of course work, exams and practical assessment where relevant. You can view more information about how each module on this course is assessed within our ‘What you will study’ section.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Timetabled learning may fall between 9am and 9pm depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Feedback summary

Assessment feedback on the programme will be delivered through a range of mechanisms depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, with a four week limit on assessment feedback being given to the students on formal summative assessment.

Dates and timetables

The academic year runs from September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 020 8331 9000.

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2021/2022 fees

Full-time (per year) Part-time (per 30 credits)
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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

  • BSI Kitemark-approved riding hat (from £60)
  • Boots (from £30)
  • Jodhpurs (from £25)
  • Whip (up to £5)
  • Grooming kit (c. £25).

We don't have official suppliers of these items, so you can source them to suit your budget.

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

The programme will produce vocationally strong students who are capable of employment in equine therapy and rehabilitation, and associated occupations or progressing to a relevant top up degree.

Careers have included, Groom, Trek Assistant, Assistant Yard Manager, Horse Trainer, Equine Yard Manager, Event Organiser, Riding Instructor, Jockey, Competition Rider, Therapy Centre Assistant, Welfare Officer, Equine Veterinary Nurse.

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the employability services at the University, including the online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

Students follow a supportive tutorial programme at Hadlow College implemented by the Programme Leader and tutors that provides academic support to allow students to achieve their potential. Students also access the University of Greenwich resources that provide support to develop skills such as academic writing and exam preparation.

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If you are a UK or EU student and want to study full-time then you apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS).

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.