BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy & Rehabilitation


Greenwich Campus

Start Date


UCAS Codes

Institution Code: G70
Course Code: DK22H BSc/ESTR
Focusing on the the therapy and rehabilitation strategies which are complementary to those traditionally offered by a veterinarian, this programme will equip students to evaluate, design and administer a range of treatments. Throughout this programme you will gain an understanding of equine physiology and anatomy and, by the end of the three years, be equipped to either enter post-graduate study or progress into this emerging field as a self-employed practitioner. The programme makes full use of the brand-new facilities at this campus and has been designed with the help of industry experts.



On our HE courses, you will benefit from the wide breadth and experience of our expert lecturing team and the exciting and highly-varied facilities and resources. Teaching methods will vary from unit to unit, but typically any day of lectures will contain a mixture of theoretical content delivered in one of our well-equipped lecture rooms interspersed with visits to the yards to practice and cement learning.

Our assessment activities are designed to mimic real-life scenarios and as such include tasks designed to develop a skill set suited to 21st century professions in addition to academic knowledge and aptitude. These range from traditional written work and exams to presentations and practical demonstrations with the involvement of industry specialists.

The dissertation project, planned in the second year and completed in the final year, offers students the opportunity to focus on the area of equine science they are passionate about, and to add to the field of knowledge around this. As part of this process you will have access to a range of state-of-the-art analytical equipment as well as the physical resources across our two equine sites.

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively a degree in equine therapy opens up opportunities as a self-employed complementary practitioner or related career path.

BSI approved riding hat, boots, jodhpurs, whip, hoof-pick and grooming kit.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

Year 1 – Level 4

Compulsory Courses:

• Equine Anatomy and Muscle Function (15)
• Horse Handling and Groundwork (15)
• Intro Therapy and Rehab (15)
• Equine Nutrition (15)
• Professional Practice (15)
• Research Skills (15)
• Physiology and Bicochemistry of Exercise (15)
• Industry Practices 1 (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

Compulsory Courses:

• The Science of Movement (15)
• Applied Herbal Medicine (15)
• Hydrotherapy (15)
• Equine Veterinary Practice and Treatment (15)
• Data Analysis (15)
• Industry Practices 2 (15)
• Business Planning and Project Management (15)

Optional modules:

• Advanced Groundwork and Handing (15) or Equine Nutrition for Performance (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

Core Modules:

• Dissertation (30)
• Applied Equine Biomechanics (15)
• Musculo-skeletal Therapy (15)
• Examination and Diagnostics (15)
• Hydrotherapy Case Studies (15)
• Current issues (15)

Optional Modules:

• Rider Biomechanics and Rehabilitation (15) or Rural Enterprise Management (15)

    Greenwich Campus

  • 3 Years

    Full time

  • £8,630.00

  • Awarding body

    University of Greenwich

Entry requirements

• 96 UCAS points made up from A-Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or
• A minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science. .

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications.