The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
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Equine Exercise Physiology course

A credit-bearing short course in equine exercise physiology from within the MSc Equine Science portfolio. The degree programme has been running for over 15 years and has an established international reputation for excellence.

Equine Exercise Physiology 

This course covers anatomy and physiology of the major implicated systems and their adaptation to exercise in the horse, the application of this knowledge to cases of poor performance and evaluation of training regimes across a range of equestrian disciplines.

  • 20 SCQF / 10 ECTS credits
  • Course Leader: Dr Victoria Lindsay-McGee
  • April start

This course provides students with a detailed understanding of equine exercise physiology and the adaptations that occur in response to athletic function.  There is a focus on applying this knowledge to assessing the sustainability of various training regimes for all classes of the equine athlete and methods of assessing and monitoring performance, and potential performance, in the horse.  Consideration is also given to the health and impact of ill-health on the performance horse and the evaluation of current research in this area of equine science. 

The course is fully online and delivered in a flexible, but structured, format which provides students with the opportunity to network, enhance skills and prepare to apply knowledge and understanding to real-life scenarios which can enhance existing professional or amateur equine practice. 

For full details of this course, including learning outcomes, please visit the Degree Regulations and Programmes of Study page.