BSc (Hons) Equestrian Sports Coaching Science (Top-up)

Careers, Not Just Courses


This BSc (Hons) in Equestrian Sports Coaching Science is designed to meet the needs of students and employers in the varied equine industry. This course allows students to develop a higher level of understanding of maximising sports performance, developments in equine science, and the equine performance partnership, in addition to developing research and industry skills.

STARTING SEPTEMBER 2022*

UCAS code: D77T

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Key facts

  • Start date: September 2022
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: £7500 per year

Your future

Our students go on to have successful careers across all areas of the Equestrian industry.

Entry requirements

  • 120 credits at Level 4/Year 1 and 120 credits at Level 5/Year 2 in a relevant subject (Merit profile). A bridging assignment may be required.

Course Information

The College has a multitude of industry links which we have developed over the past twenty years, enabling us to integrate work-based learning with Higher Education. You will even have opportunities to shadow high-level coaches (including from Leicester Tigers, Mansfield Town Football Club, BHS and UKCC Equestrian coaches), physiotherapists and personal trainers.

You will have access to free British Horse Society examination training and riding lessons, which will increase employability and enhance equitation skills.

As part of your course, you will have the opportunity take part in the following enrichment activities: charity events, various trips and visits (previously, students have visited Dubai, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia, Ireland and more), in-house competitions at our commercial Brooksby Equestrian Centre. Students also benefited from guest talks from industry specialists and successful BMC alumni.

Modules**

  • Professional Industry Project
  • Maximising Sports Performance
  • Research Project
  • Equine Performance Partnership
  • Developments in Equine Science

**Modules subject to change

The modules will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, exams, practical assessments, and professional discussions.

Facilities

  • Equestrian Centre with stabling for 36 horses
  • Equine Rehabilitation Centre
  • Water Treadmill
  • Solarium
  • Mechanical Horse
  • Two Indoor Arenas (60m x 30m; 20m x 40m)
  • Outdoor competition arena (80m x 40x)
  • Opportunities to work with other course areas and take advantage of their facilities, such as Sports Science and Animal Management
  • On-site accommodation, including free gym membership
  • Livery options available
  • Situated on a beautiful 850-acre estate in the heart of Leicestershire

Equine Scholarships

Scholarship and bursary opportunities are available to HE Equine students, including possible free accommodation (worth £5000).

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Want to know more? Come along to a BMC Open Event!

Our Undergraduate Open Events give you an opportunity to meet our expert teaching staff and to take a look at our fantastic facilities – giving you a flavour of what it’s like to be a BMC student!

You can book a place here (just remember to visit the Brooksby Campus, not the Melton Campus!).

 

*This course will run subject to approval by the University of East Anglia (UEA). This means the course is currently going through UEA’s process to confirm the course will lead to a UEA award.  Course re-approval will take place in 2021/22 and is expected to be confirmed by August 2022.


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