New equine degree is launched at Hartpury


Hartpury University has launched a new equine degree driven by industry experts to enable graduates to succeed in the global equine industry. 

The BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Rehabilitation degree at Hartpury – among the largest equine education establishments in the world – will provide students with knowledge of the latest scientific principles and practices.

Students can also develop key professional skills by working within the world-class facilities at Hartpury’s Equestrian Centre, including the Equine Therapy Centre, the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance, and the 230-horse livery yard.

The qualification, which is now open for 2020 enrolment, also includes a supported work placement within the equine industry to provide students with real-world experience, to further enhance graduates’ career prospects.

The new degree, which also provides the option of a foundation year, underlines Hartpury’s commitment to ensuring its graduates gain the essential skills and experience that are sought after by UK and international employers.

Recent additions to its portfolio of qualifications include the BA (Hons) International Horseracing Business and BSc (Hons) Racehorse Performance and Rehabilitation degrees.

The performance and rehabilitation course combines first-hand industry experience with strong practical knowledge, while the business students take a closer look at the governance and structure of international racing.

Recent equine graduates from Hartpury, which offers a range of equine-related diplomas and degrees, have embarked on careers with a number of major employers, including international stud farms, racecourses, and the Hong Kong Jockey Club.

Catherine Porter, Head of Hartpury University’s Equine Department, said: “Our partnerships with a wide range of organisations mean we’re able to develop qualifications that are industry relevant and will enhance the career prospects of our students.

“We’ve launched our new BSc (Hons) Equine Performance and Rehabilitation degree after detailed discussions with our industry partners to ensure the content provides our graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience that employers are looking for, in the UK and abroad.”

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