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Honours and Integrated Masters Degrees

MSci Sports Therapy (Equestrian)

Benefit from world-class facilities and world-class expertise. Learn from lecturers who are specialists in their subject areas. Gain industry experience at our international equine events.

Four years full-time (five years with a sandwich year)

Part-time study routes available

This degree is the first of its kind in the UK. It provides a fantastic opportunity for you to graduate as an accredited sports therapist with the Society of Sports Therapists, specialising in equestrian athletes.

Central to the four-year course is the examination and assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries. You’ll learn how to diagnose and treat injury, with a clear understanding of the demands of different equine disciplines.

You’ll benefit from developing your practical skills in our outstanding equine and sports facilities. These include multiple therapy suites, rehabilitations gyms, mechanical horses and a rider performance centre including 3D motion capture.

You’ll have the opportunity to strengthen your learning and experience with real-world case studies, ranging from grassroots riders to elite performance riders, as well as athletes competing in a range of sports. Gaining hands-on experience in our on-site sports therapy clinic, you’ll treat our elite athletes across our performance sports including equine.

An equine work placement is a core part of the course. You could gain experience at one of our international equine events or work at Gloucestershire-based eventing or racing yards. After successful completion of your third year, students are able to gain paid employment as a sports therapist. This is really useful as you move through your final year of the course.

The course is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists. This allows students to pursue a career immediately on graduation. Popular career options include self-employment as an equestrian sports therapist – clinic-based, mobile (travelling around yards) or working within mainstream sports clubs.

How to apply for this course

Entry Requirements

GCSE | A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language, Mathematics and a Science

A Level | Typical offer is ABB or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science and excludes General Studies

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects/grades | Typical offer is a DDM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications, including Access and the International Baccalaureate. Contact the admissions team to discuss.

We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

Key information

  • University Finance

    The cost of studying can quickly mount up and our finance team can offer confidential advice on budgeting, information on bursaries, loans and grants, and help you explore what you are entitled to. For information on everything student finance related, click below. 

    You can contact the office by email studentfinance@hartpury.ac.uk or by phone on 01452 702189 or 01452 702190.

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  • Tuition Fees

    Fees for September 2018 entry

    UK: £9,250
    EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
    International: £12,000
    Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

    EU students starting this course in Sept 2018 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

  • University Accommodation

    Whether it is your first time away from home, or you’re a seasoned traveller, there are options to suit you and your lifestyle while studying at Hartpury. 

    You’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages, and from many different cultures, who share their experience of life at university together on one campus.

    We have a variety of options to suit different tastes and budgets. Whether you choose to live on or off campus you’ll get the same high standards of facilities and support. You can check out your options by clicking below. 

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Thinking of postgraduate study at Hartpury?

Hartpury University Centre has an outstanding postgraduate employment history of 100% and is skilled at supporting students to progress both their interests and career aspirations. Offering postgraduate qualifications in Equine, Sport, Animal and Veterinary Physiotherapy, Hartpury provides a unique postgraduate experience.

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