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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.

Course/institution codes

DK22

Entry requirements

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Concerned about grades?

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

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Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

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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

If you are

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.

Please call our Clearing line or join live chat now to discuss your options.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

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

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

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Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

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. Scheduled learning activities 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

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

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

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

Academic year: September 2019 to June 2020.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 01732 850551

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.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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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 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.