Courses for horses at the University of Western Sydney

Date: 14/08/2002

For the first time, next year the University of Western Sydney's Hawkesbury Campus will offer a Bachelor of Equine Studies.

With substantial growth in the horse industry over the last five years and huge opportunities arising from expanding international markets, there is an increased need for formal education and training within the industry.

"The newly developed Equine Studies course has been designed to satisfy demand for trained professionals in all facets of the horse industry," said Dr Penny Trevor-Jones, the Equine Studies course coordinator.

"There are exciting job opportunities for those with a passion for horses, and this new course enables students to turn their passion into a career, " Trevor-Jones said.

The extensive range of subjects cover equine production, health, nutrition, science, marketing, and management. To enhance their career opportunities, students may select any major on offer by the University, leading to varied careers with an equine focus.

The course is based at the Hawkesbury campus of UWS, which celebrates over 110 years of continuous achievement in education, and is central to one of the most concentrated areas of the horse industry in Australia.

The University's Equine Research and Demonstration Unit incorporates a fully operational stud, and other commercial equine enterprises that act in partnership with the University. Students can bring their own horse or work with over 70 on campus.

Field trips to major studs, bloodstock sales, research centres and guest presentations allow interaction between students and industry professionals, opening up job opportunities for graduates.

The Bachelor of Equine Studies is an exciting new development at UWS with this area of study previously only available as a major within other courses.

For further information about the Bachelor of Equine Studies use the Freecall number: 1800 897 669.

For more media information:

Mikael Kjaerbye
UWS Media Manager
Ph: 02 9678 7418
Mob 0405 356 021