Our Campus: making you feel at home
Students feel instantly welcome and at home on our beautiful campus. Set in beautiful woodland grounds, just five minutes from Bournemouth’s award-winning beach; it is a perfect location to go for in-depth study.
The marriage of heritage and innovation is no more apparent than through our facilities and buildings. The main college building dates back to 1888 and is now home to:
- two large lecture theatres
- practice rooms
- science and human anatomy pro-section laboratories
- innovative learning services
- eating facilities
- student bar, lounge and retail centre.
Students also benefit from an on-site gymnasium, which houses cardio equipment, indoor football pitch, Olympic lifting platform and climbing wall.
The Learning Services team are here to support you during your time with us, in addition to this support you will have access to superb specialist library which includes a vast range of print and online resources.
Find out more about AECC Learning Services.
- 34 consultation and treatment rooms
- a functional sports assessment and rehabilitation centre
- facilities for diagnostic and 4D ultrasound, x-ray and fluoroscopy.
Chiropractic students spend their last year as clinical interns. During this time they are working within our clinics under the guidance and supervision of our highly qualified clinical tutors, enabling them to gain a great amount of clinical and professional skills.
Imaging services at the AECC
We are proud to boast an onsite centre of excellence in our Centre for Ultrasound Studies. The centre provides a number of innovative, high quality ultrasound courses for a number of healthcare professionals and allows AECC students to engage with Ultrasound as a diagnostic facility. It also hosts our MSc Medical Ultrasound programme, providing placement opportunities for those on this programme, subject the amount of places available.
AECC’s imaging and research portfolio is soon to receive a further boost by the installation of a new open, upright MR scanner. This will make possible both 3-D biomechanical studies and investigations combining spine motion information from OSMIA with structural changes in vertebrae, discs and muscles that can only be obtained using MR. A special benefit of this particular scanner will be the ability to scan people standing up, providing information about spinal pain in positions that actually provoke it.
X-ray and OSMIA
Students can refer patients to our onsite x-ray facility which also houses our OSMIA equipment for measuring spinal movement as described in our research section.