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BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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. 

For more information on the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree programme please see our dedicated microsite on the Rural University Experience you can expect from Hadlow College.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

3 years, full-time

UCAS Institution Code

G70 (University of Greenwich)

UCAS Code:



Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Skills and Riding Centre

Course Content

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)

Assessment Method:

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

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. .

Additional Experience:

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications

Progression Routes:

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.

Available Clothing

Equine Tie

Equine Jacket

Equine Polo Shirt

Equine Sweatshirt


  • 20 horses for training, dressage, jumping and working horses from the ground
  • 1 indoor arena (20m x 60m)
  • Outdoor manege (20m x 60m)
  • Show-jumping paddock
  • Horse weighbridge, swimming pool, hydrotherapy,horse walker and stocks
  • Dedicated science laboratories

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

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