Bachelor of Science Equine and Human Sports Science


Program Description


With the advent of lottery funding for sport in the UK, combined with the additional interest in sport following the Olympics, there has been an increasing need for graduates who have knowledge and skills in all aspects of sporting performance. Such graduates are required within all sports, as well as within equestrian sporting disciplines.

If you are passionate about all aspects of exercise and sporting performance including topics such as sports nutrition, peak performance, exercise physiology, gait analysis and sports injury, health, therapy and rehabilitation, then this is the course for you. The degree programme can either be studied purely academically as a three year programme or can be studied as a four year 'Sandwich' degree. If you choose the 'Sandwich' option, you will be required to undertake a minimum 48 week work placement (or two 24 week placements) in an area/s of your interest. The placement year is not mandatory but offers you an excellent opportunity to develop skills alongside your academic study, which will be recognised by future employers as a positive attribute.This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.


Core modules include:

Year 1

  • Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
  • Equine and Human Nutrition
  • Fitness and Performance Testing
  • Principles of Sports Science
  • Applied Equine Management
  • ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

Year 2

  • Research Design & Analysis
  • Equine Exercise Physiology
  • Human Sports Performance
  • Equine Health and Disease
  • Exercise and Sports Psychology
  • Applied Equine Biomechanics

Year 3

Optional Placement Year

Final year

  • Dissertation
  • Veterinary Science
  • Sports Injury and Rehabilitation
  • Human Health and Performance
  • Elite Athletic Performance


BSc (Hons) Equine and Human Sports Science


Each module will have its own specific assessment profile and may consist of coursework or examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of assessment methods (case studies, reports, presentations, practicals etc) to allow for you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to help you build confidence in the subject and in yourself.


Applications should be made through UCAS, using the institution code for Warwickshire College Group: W25 and the course code: DC36. If you are interested in joining the college in September 2017, we would welcome you to take part in one of our Open Events. You will take a tour of the campus, receive a presentation from staff and take away lots of useful information about studying at Moreton Morrell College and of course, get a 'feel' for what it might be like to be a student here.


Minimum qualifications: Full level 3

Normally applicants will be expected to have at least *88 UCAS points. This may be derived from:

  • BTEC/C&G L3 qualification in Equine Management or a related subject; or
  • Two/three A2 Levels including a biological science based subject;
  • or Kitemarked Access to HE (Science Route)
  • New UCAS tariff

Applicants will also need five GCSE’s at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science and Mathematics.

Other qualifications such as Access to HE Diploma, Welsh/International Baccalaureate, Scottish Highers, Irish Higher Leaving Certificate and other international qualifications are acceptable, dependent on the overall grade/points achieved and the science content of the course.

Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience.

As a guide, students will be expected to have studied at A’ Level or completed relevant level 3 qualifications, however, all applicants will be assessed on individual experience. Application for recognition of prior learning is welcomed and will be considered.

The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities. All applicants will need to demonstrate the ability to study independently at HE level.


Students studying an Equine Degree at Warwickshire College can expect to learn in a friendly and supportive environment with experienced staff who will help you to achieve success within your chosen studies, as well as guiding you in future aspirations.

Moreton Morrell College provides a dynamic learning environment to enable you to develop your skills and knowledge on a programme specifically designed to enhance your opportunities within industry.

Most students will pay nothing upfront for their course. For information on government loans and grants available for HE study, please visit the Student Finance England website.

Please note that applicants who already hold higher education qualifications may not be eligible for support and should enquire for further details.

Individual Needs: Warwickshire College Group welcomes all students and will always aim to make reasonable adjustments to meet any specific needs or difficulties. In exceptional circumstances, the learning outcomes of some courses may mean that such adjustments are not possible and the college cannot guarantee that every requirement can be supported. Failure to disclose specific needs or difficulties to the college at an early stage in your application may delay the college in its ability to make reasonable adjustments or may prevent them altogether. Please discuss your individual circumstances with the admissions tutor as early as possible.

What Can I Do After This Course?

A degree specialising in Equine and Human Sports Science can prepare you for a wide range of career and further study opportunities. This degree will not only prepare you for job opportunities directly within the area of horse and rider performance but also within the ever-developing areas of general sports performance, clinical physiology and health rehabilitation.Job opportunities include: nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach, biomechanist/gait analyst, exercise physiologist, sports injury rehabilitator, clinical physiologist and researcher. Many of these career opportunities are available within the specialisms of horse and rider performance as well as within the broader sporting industry and health sector.

In addition, successful completion of the course enables progression to postgraduate programmes such as: MSc Animal Manipulation (McTimoney), MSc Sports Therapy, MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy, MSc Physiotherapy, MSc Sports Psychology and for graduates wanting to enter a teaching career via a PGCE.

Last updated Feb 2018

About the School

Our Moreton Morrell College covers 750 acres of countryside and is home to many of our land-based students.

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