A minimum of 112 UCAS points
Full-time: 3 years
The College Gym
At Reaseheath College we have a state-of-the-art gym facility with equipment that is used in top quality facilities throughout the UK.
The gym is fully equipped to suit the requirements of all gym users, with top specification machines, a Olympic barbell and weight areas. These are supplied by Technogym, a leading gym manufacturer.
Through the ‘My Wellness’ Technogym account you can use your Smartphone to create a workout and keep up to date with your progress. You can add exercises and change intensities to increase your performance. You can even challenge friends using the app to climb friend rankings.
As an Equestrian Sports Performance degree student some of your sessions will be taught in the college gym.
What will I study?
The ESP programme is directed towards the competitive rider who wishes to extensively explore the area of sports performance equally divided between the human and equine athlete over the course of the three years.
- RC4003 – Introduction to Psychology for Equestrian Sports
- RC4005 – Equine Sports Horse Industry and Management
- RC4043 – Equine Anatomy and Physiology
- RC4009 – Introduction to Rider Fitness and Training
- RC4011 – Principles of Equitation
- RC4111 – Scientific Data Collection and Analysis
- A minimum of 112 tariff points from A and AS levels. A science subject is preferred
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – a minimum of grade DMM in an Animal, Equine or Science related subject
- Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) – a minimum of grade D*D* in an Animal, Equine or Science related subject
- City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Advanced Extended Diploma (1080 – first awarded in 2019) – a minimum of grade DMM in an Animal, Equine or Science related subject.
- City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720 – first awarded in 2019) – a minimum of grade D*D* in an Animal, Equine or Science related subject
- Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.
- MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
- Postgraduate study or professional qualifications
- Performance coach
- Team manager
- Equestrian biomechanics analyst
- Equestrian poor performance analysts
- Employed or self-employed roles within a competitive team (e.g.Polo) or larger competition yard
- Equestrian sport performance roles for Sport England, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) or the British Equine Trade Association (BETA)
- Management roles in equine welfare and allied industry sectors
Please note: acceptance onto riding units is subject to assessment and weight limit of 13 stone.
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students, entering University, can be found on the student finance page. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.
The Equine department have run an optional study tour in the past. Costs are around £350 depending upon destination, time of year and method of travel and accommodation types.
Yard uniform would be expected to be worn for all practical sessions; details from the Reaseheath Equine department would be sent out with joining instructions. Students would be expected to provide their own PPE with minimum riding hat standard of PAS015, Level 3 (Blue; 2018) body protector (for jumping if riding) and suitable leather riding boots (not chaps).
Student can expect costs to be in the region of £300, to include PPE of an approved riding hat, riding boots, gloves, and a good waterproof coat (without a hood) as well as navy blue jodhpurs and navy-blue polo shirt.
Prices of equipment are subject to change dependent on retailer.
My career will always be driven by a desire to understand and advance the health of equines in both sport and recreation.
Laura Friend BSc (Hons) Equine Science
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