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Equine Sports Medicine

Grad Cert Equine Sports Medicine will explore recent developments on key subjects specific to athletic performance including genetics, exercise physiology, adaptation of the body systems to athletic training, evaluation of poor performance and the treatment of diseases and injuries that impact on athletic performance. 

Study online at a time and place that is flexible
Join an online community to exchange knowledge and ideas
Develop skills and knowledge that enhance the management and treatment of sport horses

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a degree in veterinary medicine.

Applicants will require a computer and Broadband Internet access. To complete the programme applicants must have an intermediate level of IT skills, i.e. be able to browse the internet, download files, utilise email effectively, complete online forms, and use desktop editing software such as MS Excel and Word. While an extensive induction programme to online learning will be provided, applicants whose IT skills do not meet an intermediate standard are advised to undertake beginners IT training before commencing the programme.


1 year part-time
Grad Cert Equine Sports Medicine (Jan) PT (X578)

Further enquiries

Tel: +353 1 716 4043

Subjects taught

Evaluation of Poor Performance

Genetics and Exercise Physiology

Pathology and Clinic Path

Adaptation to training

Case Reports



Who should apply?
Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

The Graduate Certificate in Equine Sports Medicine is an online, distance-education, postgraduate programme. It is suitable for veterinary surgeons already in equine practice or who wish to pursue a career in equine sports medicine.

Application date

Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised

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