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Physical Requirements

Physical Demands of SRUC courses

Many of SRUC’s courses are very practical and/or physical in nature. Some examples are given below for additional guidance. If you have any disability or health condition which may impact on your ability to undertake some of these or similar activities, please contact the department in advance of your application so  that we can investigate any adjustments it would be reasonable for us to make to course content, assessment or facilities.

Examples include managing and working large and heavy machinery, working outdoors, bending and digging, building and carrying, construction and other manual activities, walking medium-long distances, handling knives or other implements, and handling and working with potentially dangerous equipment. Some courses have specific physical/ practical standards which you must meet, for reasons of health and safety, in order to be offered a place on the course.

Horse Care/Equine Studies applicants may need to be a competent rider and also be physically able to handle and care for the horses. It is advised that all students undertake as many horse related practical activities as possible before starting the course.

Golf applicants may need to meet specific handicap requirements.

Veterinary Nursing courses can be both physical in nature and emotionally demanding. Those with additional needs should note that the reasonable adjustments we are able to make for these courses are limited to those which will enable you to practice as a Veterinary Nurse. Disability guidance on the recruitment of veterinary nursing students and information on fitness to practice for student veterinary nurses can also be found at

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