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Postgraduate Certificate Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation

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.

This course has 100% student satisfaction (Postgraduate Student Experience Survey 2019).

One year part-time

The Postgraduate Certificate Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation will provide you with the opportunity to further explore and develop knowledge of applied subjects specifically focused on maintaining, enhancing and restoring performance within equestrian athletes. The content of core modules which include Therapy and Rehabilitation of the Equine Athlete and Applied Equine Exercise Physiology will enable successful graduates to appreciate and evaluate the interaction between the physiology of exercise and the principles behind rehabilitating the sports horse.

Within these and optional modules such as Rider Performance, students can gain hands-on experience of modern technology, including gait analysis and electromyography equipment, which is often used to assess performance. Experience of these types of technology could develop valuable skills for future career aspirations. Overall the PG Cert aims to increase your knowledge and understanding of how Equine Science can maximise performance, increase career length and aid in the selection of the performance horse.

The Postgraduate Certificate Equestrian Performance and Rehabilitation can be completed in one year. On successful completion of the PG Certificate, graduates have the opportunity to progress to the PG Diploma Equine Science and then on to MSc Equine Science, or directly on to the MSc Equine Science. The PG Certificate, therefore, acts as an ideal transition to postgraduate study for those who may not be in a position to go straight on to a full Masters programme.

The taught modules within the equine postgraduate provision are delivered via weekend study blocks to help you to fit study alongside your career and/or personal commitments.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Part Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a lower second class (2:2) honours degree in a relevant subject. Students with non-relevant qualifications but with work experience or professional experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Why study Equine at Hartpury University?

Challenge yourself to reach new heights in your field alongside internationally-known equine scientists, coaches and competitors. Be inspired in world-class facilities. Our strong reputation in industry means our graduates move into exciting equine careers. We're among the biggest equine education centres in the world.

Whether you want to progress into equine science, therapy, behaviour or business, you'll find unrivalled opportunities at Hartpury, year on year. Find your perfect degree.

A student patting a horse's nose on Hartpury yard

How to apply

Apply online

If you want to apply for postgraduate study at Hartpury, you will need to complete the online postgraduate application form.

The selection process is very similar to undergraduate study; however, we do interview all potential Masters Degree students.

Thinking of doing your PhD at Hartpury University?

If you are interested in undertaking a supervised PhD at Hartpury, please contact the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) on +44 (0)1452 702244 to discuss your application further.

Before your start

During the summer before you start at Hartpury, we will send you details about your joining instructions, which includes information about induction and enrolment. You can find out more on our Coming to Hartpury page.

Similar Courses

Did you know you could combine undergraduate and postgraduate level study?

Hartpury offers a range of Integrated Masters programmes in Sport, Equine and Animal. The first two years parallel the associated undergraduate degree. On successful completion of your second year and with the achievement of a minimum mark average, you will then progress on to a third year where you will study a careful arrangement of third year and postgraduate modules before embarking on a final year of Masters level study. In the final year, you will carry out a research project to explore your own area of specific interest and extend your specialist knowledge and critical thinking.

To find all of our MSci degree courses, just search under honours degrees in the course search.