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Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management(BBRM)- Equine Management

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Hey! I just finished Gr.11 and will be starting Gr.12 come September and I'm currently rearranging my courses. I'm thinking of applying to the university of Guelph for the BBRM and majoring in equine management. Would Calculus be a recommend course to take in Gr.12? Or Exercise Science? I checked, these are not mandatory to get into the program, but would they be beneficial if I took them now? Also for anyone who is in or taken the BBRM program what do you think of it? Is it a useful bachelor? What are you doing now? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance!
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Hello! I am not in the program, but I considered it myself and I was right where you are. I would suggest taking calculus, but exercise science I don't think you would need. the exercise science course, although it does have a unit of anatomy, is more geared to learning about sports and the social and physical implications of sport. So I would stick to calculus. hope this helps!
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No you don't need Calculus. I just graduated from the BBRM (that's bio resource management.. nobody calls it by the full name cuz its so long!) equine degree program, and practically none of us had calculus.. it's not needed. But if you've got a data management course at your high school, go for that! That kind of math is defs helpful. Zero calculus is used in the BBRM program unless you're doing hardcore sciences (like genetics, etc) in the later years.  Definitely take chemistry, even if its not mandatory (I'm not sure if it is or not, It wasn't for me but things might have changed).. Also, becuase the program is becoming more competitive now, make sure you've got a good set of extra curriculars in your application. Student Council, lots of volunteer work, part time job, sports, drama/theatre/acting/etc, are all great things to have on your application. Everyone in school can get great grades, but what actually sets you apart (and makes you more than just a number to the university) is proving you can havea life outside homework, and contribute to your community/school/etc while maintaining good grades. It proves you can also multi task, time manage, and shows that you have interests in bettering the outside world and will be (and are already) a contributing member of society.. someone the school can be proud of!
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Thank you for your reply! Would you nnow how competitive the program is? How many apply vs.how many are accepted? I'm stressing a bit... I know I have the marks to get in, but I'm not sure how my extra curriculars would compare. I ride horses, and have done a lot of volunteer work at the barn, I've had a part time job for 5 years, and looking for another. But I lack school extras(councils, sports teams, etc.) Do you think my current extra curriculars with my marks set me apart enough, or at least be satisfactory for admission?
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I was accepted to Guelph (not for your program, but Biological Sciences) this year and my advice to you is this: LEADERSHIP. That's the flavour of the month for student acceptance right now. I wish I had done more in a leadership role in high school. Anything will do, as long as you are the leader and you put the right spin on it. I ran a team for Relay for Life and "Halloween for Hunger". Something like that will look great on your application!
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