Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3RR, United Kingdom

Equine Performance Science

We have invested over £1.5million in our equine facilities to enhance your hands-on access to specialist resources. We are the only UK institution to have our own bespoke equine stud facility on campus. Our facilities include two large indoor riding arenas, floodlit outdoor menage, bespoke therapy barns, stables, water treadmill, solarium, round pen and oval horsewalker. Our course team includes industry-experienced staff and practitioners in Veterinary Physiotherapy, McTimoney Animal Therapy and United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) qualified coaches. You can study towards a professional massage qualification on the Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree, awarded by Equinenergy. You will benefit from our work with organisations like the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring specialist tuition and support during your Equine Behavioural Science degree. We have a wide range of scientific and technological equipment that is used to enhance taught sessions, as well as enabling you to conduct original research projects that are relevant to the industry. Our students' research findings have been presented at conferences such as the International Society of Equitation Science, the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare and the British Society of Animal Science. You will have the opportunity to work with World Horse Welfare, assisting in the rehabilitation and training of their rescue horses in preparation for re-homing. We create unique degrees in consultation with industry to ensure our course content remains relevant Aimed at those individuals who wish to support their interest in the equine athlete, with a robust grounding in scientific principles relevant to the industry. The equine athlete is a complex creature, with supporting needs that address the way in which the animal is managed, to maximise performance in a range of diverse disciplines. There are very many branches to this support, as there would be for a human athlete, covering elements such as nutrition, equitation science, training, health and disease, managing gait abnormalities, the influence of extrinsic factors such as coaching the rider, saddle fit, behaviour, farriery and many more. This programme aims to provide the student with a thorough understanding of all of the possible contributors to performance, from a micro to macro level; thus enabling the individual to contribute positively to equine performance. Developing a thorough scientific understanding, combined with the ability to apply that knowledge practically, will enable the individual to take a proactive role in the industry following graduation. Writtle’s approach of ‘science into practice’ is never more evident than in this programme; developing excellent communication skills will be key to the graduate prospects for students who have undertaken this award.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,ChelmsfordUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,100