This degree will give you a sound knowledge and understanding of the physiological principles of Equine Sports Science, and will enable you to relate them to different equestrian disciplines. It is specifically designed for students wishing for further their knowledge of the science behind the production, management and training of sport horses, and the equine sports industry.
Why choose this course?
The course provides the knowledge to improve the husbandry, performance and welfare of the horse as a leisure animal and as an equine athlete. You'll develop your ability to think critically and solve problems, the practical and investigative skills required by the industry, and a thorough background of equine science.
Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre has international-sized indoor and outdoor arenas, plus modern laboratories for the scientific study of nutrition, physiology, disease and genetics.
You will have the option to take a work placement during your third year of study.
Equestrian industry guest speakers and eventing professionals give lectures and demonstrations to students.
The Mary King Arena was opened in May 2012 by the Olympian herself.
NTU is recognised as a centre of world-class research into all aspects of equine and equestrian science.
We offer sport scholarships to elite athletes across a range of sports, including high-level riders.
You can spend six months on international exchange with a partner university in Australia, Canada or Hungary during your second year of study. The equine team have close links with the University of Guelph, Canada.