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Equine Performance Coaching, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
With the advent of lottery funding and the launch of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC), the role of the equestrian coach has been revolutionised in the last few years. Today's coach now plays a vital role in the development of equestrian sporting performance and coaching is no longer seen as purely teaching but has progressed to provide a more holistic approach.
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Key knowledge areas such as sports psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, fitness and new technology are vital to the coach in order to enable horse and rider partnerships to fulfil their potential. If you are passionate about sports coaching and developing specialist knowledge in equestrian training then this is the course for you.

One of the defining features of this programme is that you will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them. All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS.

The degree programme can either be studied purely academically as a three year programme or can be studied as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich' option, you will be required to undertake a minimum 48 week work placement (or two 24 week placements) in an area/s of your interest. The placement year is not mandatory but offers you an excellent opportunity to develop skills alongside your academic study, which will be recognised by future employers as a positive attribute.


This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine and Human Nutrition
  • Fitness and Performance Testing
  • Equitation Theory, Practice and Equine Management
  • Principles of Sports Coaching and Training
  • ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Normally applicants will be expected to have at least *88 UCAS points. This may be derived from: BTEC/C&G L3 qualification in Equine Management or a related subject; or Two/three A2 Levels including a science based subject; or Kitemarked Access to HE (Science Route) * New UCAS tariff Applicants will also need five GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science and Mathematics. Other qualifications such as Access to HE Diploma, Welsh/International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Higher Leaving Certificate and other international qualifications are acceptable, dependent on the overall grade/points achieved and the science content of the course.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8735 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Only for Eu/EEA Part-time tuition:£3470


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