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.

Coursework (written assignments, reports, case studies and presentations) as well as end of unit examinations.

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.

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

Year 1 – Level 4

• Anatomy and Muscle Function (15)
• Professional Practice (15)
• Equine Physiology and Biochemistry of Exercise (15)
• Horse Handling and Groundwork (15)
• Introductory Therapy and Rehabilitation (15)
• Coaching for Performance (15)
• Equine Nutrition (15)
• Learning How to Study and Learn (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

• Hydrotherapy (15)
• Equine Veterinary Practices and Treatment (15)
• Applied Equine Herbal Medicine (15)
• Business Planning and Performance (15)
• Research Skills (15)
• Work Based Learning (30)
A choice of either: • Equine Nutrition for Performance and Rehabilitation (15) OR • Advanced Groundwork and Handling for Rehabilitation (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

• Applied Equine Biomechanics (15)
• Examination and Diagnostics (15)
• Musculo-skeletal Therapy (15)
• Hydrotherapy Case Studies (15)
• Current Issues in Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation (15)
• BSc Research Studies - Dissertation (30)
A choice of either: • The Horse as Therapist (15) OR • Rider Biomechanics and Rehabilitation (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.