This course centers on the athletic performance of the horse and rider, preparing students for a career in equestrian performance, coaching or team performance management.
This programme has been developed with extensive industry input to ensure that the graduates will have the necessary combination of knowledge, skills, and experience to be able to contribute to the success and growth of the equestrian performance industry.
The course focuses on the underlying factors which affect performance, adopts quantitative methods to assess performance and then evaluates a range of techniques to enhance performance and assess the impact of external factors on success.
The College Gym
At Reaseheath College we have a state-of-the-art gym facility with equipment that is used in top quality facilities throughout the UK.
The gym is fully equipped to suit the requirements of all gym users, with top specification machines, an Olympic barbell, and weight areas. These are supplied by Technogym, a leading gym manufacturer.
Through the ‘My Wellness’ Technogym account you can use your Smartphone to create a workout and keep up to date with your progress. You can add exercises and change intensities to increase your performance. You can even challenge friends using the app to climb friend rankings.
As an Equine Science and Sports Performance degree student, some of your sessions will be taught in the college gym.
You can find out more about the gym, including the facilities, here.
What will I study?
The ESSP programme is directed towards the competitive rider who wishes to extensively explore the area of sports performance equally divided between the human and equine athlete over the course of the three years.
A minimum of 112 UCAS points which may be obtained from GCE A Levels, or one of the following qualifications in a relevant subject:
BTEC National Certificate/Diploma
OCR National Diploma/Extended Diploma
Irish / Scottish Highers in a relevant subject
QAA recognized Access to HE Diploma, Open College Units or Open University Credits
For mature students (aged 21+) substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications
Level 3 Extended Diploma / Diploma.
MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy
Postgraduate study or professional qualifications.
Equestrian biomechanics analyst
Equestrian poor performance analysts
Employed or self-employed roles within a competitive team (e.g.Polo) or larger competition yard
Equestrian sport performance roles for Sport England, the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) or the British Equine Trade Association (BETA)
Management roles in equine welfare and allied industry sectors.
Please note: acceptance onto riding units is subject to assessment and weight limit of 13 stone.
As a Higher Education student you will have two main costs to meet; your tuition fees and living costs.
Our full-time tuition fees for UK and EU students entering University in either 2017/18 or 2018/19 are £9,250. These fees are charged for each academic year of a course and are set by the college annually.
If you are an international student or for the latest information on tuition fees visit the student finance page on our website.