BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Apply now for 2019 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.

Course overview

Transform health and recovery through exercise and physical activity interventions


Be at the forefront of transforming health and recovery, using evidence-based exercise, physical activity interventions and recovery strategies, enabling you to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of communities.

Within this emerging and cutting-edge subject area, you will gain real-world experience at our on-site clinics including our Sports Performance Centre and Exercise Centre; learn how to plan and instrument effective public health interventions, and once you’ve graduated, there is the option of continuing to become a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientist or BASES Accredited Exercise Professional.

Careers and Opportunities 

Thinking about where the BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science degree course could take you? Career prospects are numerous in this growing field, with opportunities including: 

  • Working for private health providers
  • GP exercise referral programmes
  • Injury rehabilitation services
  • NHS and private hospitals
  • Exercise rehabilitation clinics
  • Fitness industry
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Private practice
  • Further education
  • Higher Education
  • Research

Sounds like this could be for you? Book onto one of our Open Days and experience our campus for yourself, or request a prospectus. With exciting opportunities around the corner, the future is in your hands.

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Key Information

Course title:
BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science
UCAS Code:
C608
Qualification:
BSc (Hons)
Duration:
3 years
Study mode:
Full-time
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120
AECC University College

Course leader

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Micah Atkinson

M.Tech (Chiro) PGCert DC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Micah is currently Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science* at the AECC University College and Chiropractic and Unit Lead for Clinical Management 201. He is also currently completing a PG.Cert in Medical Education through Dundee University.

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Course details

Looking for degree course details and structure? You’re in the right place.

If you’re looking to make an impact on health, wellbeing, injury recovery and sports rehabilitation, our modern, professionally underpinned course could be for you. Supported by the internationally recognised anatomy and pathophysiology expertise here at AECC University College, you’ll develop the skills required of exercise science and rehabilitation practitioners, combining an evidence-based approach to injury rehabilitation, mobility, sports performance, disease management and behaviour change. You will focus on course elements such as the implementation of exercise and physical activity interventions to enhance health across diverse communities, with varying physical capacities and diseases. 

During your degree you’ll not only have access to our wide range of teaching facilities but our world-class academic staff too. All BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science students have the opportunity to get experience in a range of places including AECC University College Chiropractic Clinic, making use of our specialised clinical imaging facilities, and coming face to face with real human anatomy at our dedicated prosection facility.

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How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through a combination of:

  • Examination
  • Group work
  • Coursework
  • Portfolio
  • Practical Assessment and Presentation

How you'll spend your time

You can expect to spend around 15-20 hours a week in lectures and classes in the first 3 years. With the majority of students also spending around a further 15-20 hours a week on self-directed study.

We welcome your application if you have a passion for applied science. We want to hear from students who are motivated to help and make a difference to the lives of people. Successful applicants will have a passion for both rehabilitation and disease prevention through the application of exercise interventions. 

 

Unit breakdown

"Gain real-world experience through a range of placement opportunities"

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2019 entry?

If you want to start this course in 2019, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please use institution code A65 and the course code C608.

Apply via UCAS 

If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

It depends on your qualification. Take a look below to see what we’ll accept. If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or drop us an email to talk about it.

Essential for entry

Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.

GCSE

You’ll need GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English Language grade C (or acceptable equivalents). 

A-levels

You'll need to achieve grades of BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

You’ll need to achieve grades of Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.

Access to HE Diploma

You'll need to achieve a total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.

International Baccalaureate

You’ll need a final overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.



 

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

You'll need grades BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.

Irish Leaving Certificate

You'll need grades H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology

For further information about our entry requirements please visit our BSc Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science page on UCAS.  If you have any questions please contact us via admissions@aecc.ac.uk 

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our handy qualification tool to see what we accept. If you’re studying a qualification that’s not on the list, don’t worry - give us a call or send us an email to talk about your options.

English language requirements

To be accepted onto the BSc Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science course you will need to demonstrate that you meet the minimum standards of English. 

DOWNLOAD A LIST OF ACCEPTED ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUALIFICATIONS

We may be able to consider other English language qualifications, so call or email our Admissions team and they will be happy to help. Try to book your language tests as early in the year as you can, just in case re-sits are needed. 

If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.

We’ll also need scanned copies of all transcripts and certificates listed on your UCAS application. If these are not in English, we’ll need a verified translation as well as the originals. You can send all of these to our Admissions team after you’ve submitted your UCAS application.

Take a look at our entry requirements for all of our Sport Exercise and Health Science degrees: 

Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation Science degree, international entry requirements

For more information about our admissions policies and procedures, including our Admissions Complaints and Appeals Policy, please click here
  


Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying to university, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the BSc Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation Science:

  • 2018/19 entry

    • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
    • Home/EU - ELQ students : £13,900 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.
    • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
    • Overseas/EEA: £13,900 per annum

    2019/20 entry

    • Home/EU: £9,250 per annum
    • Home/EU - ELQ students : £14,100 per annum. You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.
    • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
    • Overseas/EEA: £14,100 per annum

Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by AECC University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year. All increased fees will be posted to AECC University College's student website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For UK/EU Students with a previous Master's degree (ELQ students) and overseas students, fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI)

 

If you’re planning on applying for the tuition fee loan then make a note in your diary - to get the maximum loan of £9,250 for the 2018/19 academic year, make sure your Student Finance application is completed by the end of May 2018. You can complete your applications from March 2018, so there’s time.

Find out more about fees and financial support for UK/European students over at the UK government website:
Advice and assistance with Student FinancE 

Our tuition fees policy and information around bursaries and scholarships can be found on our latest policies page, along with information on any expected additional costs for each of our courses.  Should you have any questions on course fees please contact our admissions team on the form below

Note: For students to be eligible for funding from Student Finance England, they must be studying on an eligible course at a provider registered with the Office for Students (OfS). AECC University College is registered with the OfS. You can view the register here and search for our name.

 


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