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University College Dublin: Equine Sports Medicine

Institution University College Dublin View institution profile
Department UCD School of Veterinary Medicine
Telephone +353 1 716 8500
Study type Taught


This programme is suitable for veterinary surgeons already in equine practice or who wish to pursue a career in equine sports medicine. The programme will equip vets with the necessary skills to fully investigate and treat poor performance in the equine athlete. Students 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.

The programme is designed to offer busy vets the opportunity to participate in part-time education and enjoy the benefit of:

• Studying online at a time and place that is flexible • Joining an online community to exchange knowledge and ideas • Developing skills and knowledge that enhance the management and treatment of sport horses • Applying new learning experiences to professional practice

The programme is offered as an online distance learning experience, therefore applicants will be expected to commit to online learning and attend a prescribed workshop in University College Dublin.

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University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2023 QS World University Rankings, UCD was named 181 in the world. 

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 38,000 students with more than 9,500 international students drawn from 152 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 12,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

Students are attracted to UCD by the strength …

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