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Associated with the Partnership for Excellence, Massey University is further developing the suite of academic programmes the university offers to those with an interest in the equine industry.
An equine major has been selected as one of only 3 majors in Massey University’s new flagship Bachelor of AgriScience degree to be offered from 2009. This three year degree is based on the current Bachelor of Applied Sciences programme (which the B.AgriScience will replace). The equine major has a core of equine-specific courses supplemented by courses drawn from agricultural science, technology and business schedules (all relevant to the equine industries). The overarching goal is to position graduates at the interface of equine science, pastoral agriculture, technology and business so they are capable of leading New Zealand equine enterprises. A process of extramuralisation is underway to provide students the opportunity to study while remaining in employment if that is their preference. For more information please see the ‘majors’ tab on the following website http://sciences.massey.ac.nz.
A new one year equine diploma will also be on offer from 2009. The diploma is related to the B.AgriScience (equine) degree but is a condensed and focussed offering for students unable to study for a three year degree.
For students interested in equine events-management and equestrian coaching, arrangements have been put in place to allow the incorporation of equine courses within the University’s Bachelor of Sport/Exercise degree. This degree places an emphasis on not only the physical fitness and training aspects of the animal but also on coaching, communication, motivation, psychology of the sportsperson, event management, safety, and employment-contractual issues. For more information please see the ‘undergraduate programmes’ tab on the following website http://business.massey.ac.nz.
Postgraduate opportunities are also available, including masters and PhD programmes focussed on research of relevance to the equine industries. For more information on these opportunities please contact Debbie Hill at Massey University (D.M.Hill@massey.ac.nz).
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Last updated on Tuesday 13 December 2016