This course predominantly focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of all aspects of equine performance. During this course, students will learn about analysis of the equine performance
partnership, how nutrition can enhance performance, and recent scientific research in equine science.
The College has a multitude of industry links which we have developed over the past twenty years, enabling us to integrate work-based learning with Higher Education. You will even have opportunities to shadow high-level coaches (including from Leicester Tigers, Mansfield Town Football Club, BHS and UKCC Equestrian coaches), physiotherapists and personal trainers.
You will have access to free British Horse Society examination training and riding lessons, which will increase employability and enhance equitation skills.
As part of your course, you will have the opportunity take part in the following enrichment activities: charity events, various trips and visits (previously, students have visited Dubai, the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Blenheim and Burghley Horse Trials, Olympia, Ireland and more), in-house competitions at our commercial Brooksby Equestrian Centre. Students also benefited from guest talks from industry specialists and successful BMC alumni.
The course timetable is condensed into 2.5 days to fit around our students’ busy lives.
- 120 credits at Level 4/Year 1 and 120 credits at Level 5/Year 2 in a relevant subject (Merit profile). A bridging assignment may be required.
- Research Project
- Professional Industry Project
- Developments in Equine Science
- Equine Performance Partnership
- Nutrition for Equine Performance
The modules will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, presentations, exams, practical assessments, and professional discussions.
Our students go on to have successful careers across all areas of the Equestrian industry.
- Equestrian Centre with stabling for 36 horses
- Equine Rehabilitation Centre
- Water Treadmill
- Mechanical Horse
- Two Indoor Arenas (60m x 30m; 20m x 40m)
- Outdoor competition arena (80m x 40x)
- Opportunities to work with other course areas and take advantage of their facilities, such as Sports Science and Animal Management
- On-site accommodation, including free gym membership
- Livery options available
- Situated on a beautiful, 850-acre estate in the heart of Leicestershire
£7,500 per year. Click here for the latest information
Scholarship and bursary opportunities are available, including possible free accommodation (worth £5000). Please click here for more details.
“During my time at BMC I studied for my BSc in Equine Performance Science. I chose to study here as I wanted to stay close to home whilst still being able to attend a specialist college. I absolutely loved my time at BMC and wouldn’t change any of it. All my lecturers were incredibly knowledgeable and always available to help with everything and anything!
BMC offered me so many opportunities which have helped to boost my CV. Things like volunteering with British Eventing, working in the Equine Rehabilitation Centre, running events and even riding in front of HRH Princess Anne!
Rehabilitation and hydrotherapy were a particular interest of mine. Working closely with Vanessa Hardy (Brooksby Equine Rehabilitation Centre Coordinator) gave me the opportunity to gain experience in this area, which helped me to secure my first job in an Equine Hydrotherapy Centre.
I am now working for Dodson & Horrell Ltd, a leading manufacturer in animal nutrition. When applying for this role, an essential criteria was to be educated to degree level in an animal subject. My degree has helped me in this role, especially on the subject of nutrition, as people ask me questions about this on a regular basis”.
Molly Baxter – BSc (Hons) Equine Performance Science Graduate
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