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Equine Performance Management

BSc (Hons)

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 6
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 3 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

The equine industry is vast, generating significant annual revenue for economies internationally. The industry's multi-faceted nature embodies numerous fields such as the Equine Nutrition, rehabilitation, equitation science and performance sectors. The unique intertwined nature of each field in industry means it is imperative graduates are skilled in all aspects. This course combines a practical and academic approach with a unique offering of a chance to tailor your studies with an additional Equine sports massage or BHS qualification. Such opportunities produce graduates fit for employment or postgraduate study and offer an advantageous springboard into industry.

Level 4 / Year One

  • Event management & business
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Principle of Equine Behaviour
  • Fundamentals of Equine Health & Husbandry
  • Study skills
  • Equine Health & Husbandry

The first year of this degree is designed to equip students with the underpinning knowledge to build links into the second year of the degree. The Equine Event management & Business module affords you the valuable opportunity to develop & apply commercial skills in planning your own event.

Level 5 / Year Two

20 credits:

  • Research Methods
  • Equine Biomechanics
  • Practical Rehabilitation Skills
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sports Injuries & diagnostics
  • Equine Nutrition

The second year embodies practicals utilising biomechanics technology for research as well as conducting rehabilitation plans. The use of our first class rehabilitation facilities, enables you to gain experience utilising a variety of rehabilitation methods for future employment.

Level 6 / Year Three

  • Equine Performance & Rehabilitation
  • Applied Therapies
  • Horse & Human interaction
  • The Global Horse
  • Research Project

The 3rd year of the degree enables students to tie together what they have learnt in performance assessment & rehabilitation of horses, by applying their knowledge through gaining hands-on experience of different therapies in the applied therapies module. At the centre of success in the Equine industry is the horse human interaction; this module combined with the global horse enables students to delve deeper into what makes different aspects of the industry successful while exploring current developments in the sector.

The research project module, allows students autonomy to select an area of study in which they wish to further develop their knowledge, while simultaneously honing their research skills for future job roles or study.

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

This course embraces a variety of assessment methods to suit and develop a diverse set of skills ensuring academic & practical competence.

  • Assignments
  • Time controlled assessments
  • Examinations
  • Portfolios
  • Poster presentations
  • Case study based work.

This course could lead to potential careers a an equine nutritionist, event manager, researcher, equine lecturer, rehabilitation assistant, equine sales specialist or behaviourist.

  • UCAS POINTS: 96- BTEC Extended diploma
  • 57 Scottish Tariff points
  • 96- 14-19 Diploma Tariff points
  • 88 Ucas points from 3 A levels (or their equivalent)
  • Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and maths (or equivalent)

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Indoor Arena Equine
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Indoor Riding Arena

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Moulton College Work Based Equine Care
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Equine hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill


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20th March 2023