The coaching of equestrian athletes is now a much more structured vocation and the role of the coach has become much more than just being and equine instructor. The modern coach now plays a vital role in the development of sporting performance and coaching is no longer seen as purely teaching but has evolved to become a more holistic approach.
Knowledge of areas such as sports psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, fitness and new technology is vital to coach horse and rider partnerships to fulfil their potential. This course is suited to students who are keen to study coaching to foundation degree level, with an interest in riding performance.
Within the course you will not only be able to study a range of equine related modules you will also have to opportunity to further develop your equitation skills. One of the defining features of this programme is that you will be able to choose equitation modules throughout the course and the British Horse Society/UKCC syllabus has been fully embedded into them.
All Equitation modules have been approved by the BHS.
Course modules are at two levels. First level modules provide you with an introduction to equitation coaching with a firm foundation of performance physiology and coaching principles. Intermediate modules will further enhance teaching and coaching skills, performance, psychology, injury and nutrition.
Work Based Learning is a defining feature of all our foundation degrees and students will be required to undertake a period of work placement to provide you with extremely valuable vocational skills and extensive
Upon successful completion of the FdSc Equitation Coaching students may progress on to a top up honours degree at the college. The top up programme will also be delivered either full time or distance learning.
This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.
Award: FdSc Professional Qualification 2 Years Full Time Taught in English