BSc(Hons) Clinical Exercise Science (CB69)

BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Science


The BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise Science course is intended to provide students with a firm foundation for safe, competent practice in the area of exercise programme design and implementation.
It will also open up a wide range of opportunities for you to pursue a career in health care and/or further studies in health-related disciplines. 

Our course is endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals(REPs).

What is the programme?

This is a leading course in sports and exercise science. 

  • provides you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills to safely prescribe and manage exercise and rehabilitation programmes for a range of people, from athletes to those with disabilities and people suffering from injury and illness.
  • has REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) up to level 3. 
  • is a Bournemouth University course so studying will take place
    at both BU and AECC.
  • 100% of our graduates are working or in further education in roles such as Exercise Scientists, Physiotherapy Assistants, Rehabilitation Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Therapy Technicians (DLHE 2014/15)

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What will you study?

bsc exercise science

Clinical placements begin from Year 1, allowing you to apply and expand your understanding of anatomical, physiological and behavioural aspects of health and illness in a workplace environment.

You will study your theory at both Bournemouth University and the Anglo European College of Chiropractic (AECC) and your placements will take place in a variety of hospital, clinical and rehabilitation settings which opens up a wide range of career opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to learn from academics at both the AECC and Bournemouth University which exposes you to a range of sector expertise.

You will gain a strong scientific background as well as a solid practical experience which provides the ideal platform for working in a range of environments or continuing on to further study.

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This course aims to develop your critical understanding of anatomical, physiological and behavioural aspects of health and illness. 

With these skills you will be able to integrate appropriate exercise into health promotion.

Module BreakdownStudent with patient rehab centre

Year 1

  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Anatomy of Human Movement
  • Principles of Food & Nutrition
  • Psychosocial Aspects of Health
  • Exercise Prescription 1
  • Research Methodologies
  • Work Placement 

Year 2

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Exercise Prescription 2
  • Promoting Health and Wellbeing
  • Management of Rehabilitation Systems
  • Research Methodologies
  • Work Placement 

Optional 40 Week Placement

Year 3

Core Units

  • Integrated Clinical Rehabilitation - Long Term Diseases
  • Integrated Clinical Rehabilitation - Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Research Project
  • Work Placement 

Option Units

  • Advanced Psychology for Health & Wellbeing
  • Contemporary Nutrition
  • Advanced Exercise Prescription

Bournemouth University is the awarding body for this course.


Entry Requirements

280 UCAS points, including a required subject (Biology or Chemistry).

Please contact us for more details.

If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.0 (Academic) or above.

For more information entry requirements for this programme, please visit the 'Entry requirements' page on the BU website.

How to apply

For details on how to apply, visit Bournemouth University's applications page.

The fees for this course, for students enrolling in academic year 2016/17, are:

Full-time students

  • UK/EU/Channel Islands: £9,250
  • International (non-EU): £13,500

Placement fees (if applicable)

  • £790 

Open Days

There are opportunities to visit Bournemouth University to find out more about the course.. 

Anglo-European College of Chiropractic