FdSc Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation


Greenwich Campus

Start Date


UCAS Codes

Institution Code: H03
Course Code: DK23
This highly-unique degree course has been designed in conjunction with industry experts to equip students who wish to work in the field of therapy and rehabilitation. Designed not only to allow students to evaluate, design and administer a range of therapy treatments, graduates will also be ‘client ready’ and coached in personal skills so as to be ready to work within a related therapy/rehabilitation organisation.

Teaching on this programme aims to maximise on the unique facilities offered at Greenwich Equestrian Centre; as such there is high practical content in the course. Student-centred theory-based sessions take place in well-equipped classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories and computer suites.

The college’s excellent industry links provide ample opportunity for trips to equestrian businesses, as well as frequent involvement from industry professional to give lectures and practical demonstrations.

Assessment activities range from essays, reports and portfolios to website production, practical demonstrations and client consultations. They are designed to mimic real-life, therapy-based activities, creating realistic and applied teaching and learning activities.

Year 1 - Level 4:

• Equine Anatomy and Muscle Function (15)
• Horse Handling and Groundwork (15)
• Introduction to Therapy and Rehabilitation (15)
• Equine Nutrition (15)
• Physiology and Biochemistry and Exercise (15)
• Research Skills (15)
• Work Based Learning (30)

Year 2 - Level 5:

• The Science of Movement (15)
• Applied Herbal Medicine (15)
• Hydrotherapy (15)
• Equine Veterinary Practices and Treatment (15)
• Data Analysis (15)
• Work Based Learning (30)

Level 5 Optional Modules:

• Advanced Groundwork and Handling (15)
• Equine Nutrition for Performance (15)

    Greenwich Campus

  • Full time

  • £6,165.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

64 UCAS points, made up from A Levels, preferably in a science based subject, or a relevant Level 3 vocational qualification. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science and have spent two years studying at Level 3. Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements, who are working in the industry, are welcome.