MSc Advanced Professional Practice Functional Musculoskeletal Health

Get hands-on training with our MSc APP in Functional Musculoskeletal Health. Applications for 2018 are currently open.

Course overview

This is one of the specialised pathways of the MSc Advanced Professional Practice.

Apply for MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health by 31st July 2018 for October 2018 start

If it’s your goal in life to help others, and you have a particular interest in musculoskeletal health, then this is the course for you. D
eveloped by AECC University College in close consultation with industry experts, this Masters degree has been carefully cultivated to maximise that all-important practical experience.

Tutored by industry-leading practitioners, the MSc in Functional Musculoskeletal Health will also expose you to the latest research and scientific knowledge in the healthcare profession, resulting in a highly sophisticated theoretical framework for you to work from. The result is a well-balanced, all-encompassing, interdisciplinary education that will transform you into qualified healthcare professional. Whether you’re treating weekend warriors or Olympic athletes, you’ll work competently and confidently in the realms of sports injury, performance management and injury rehabilitation.

You’ll learn in the main by self-study, and be assessed through reflective and critical writing essays. We know how busy lives can be, so we’ve kept necessary attendance at the AECC University College campus as low as we can. When you do need to join us on campus, we’ve scheduled lectures in handy blocks towards the end of the week and at the weekends.

Even though this course is part-time and you won't need to come to campus regularly, you won’t be alone. You’ll be able to speak with your unit tutors who’ll give you the support that you need to complete your course. Talk to them through email, phone calls, or even scheduled one-to-one sessions at the AECC University College campus. Register your interest below and a member of our team will get back to you. 

If you want to join us on the 2018 - 2019 MSc APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health course, make sure you get your applications to us by the deadline of 31st July 2018.

Key Information

Course title:
MSc Advanced Professional Practice Functional Musculoskeletal Health
Normally 3 Years (Part-Time)
AECC University College

Course leader

Angelo Battiston

BSc, DC, MSc, PG Cert. (Med. Ed.), ICSSD, FEAC, CCEP, FHEA - Course Leader and Clinical Tutor

Angelo Battiston is a Course Leader for APP Functional Musculoskeletal Health and a Clinical Tutor. Angelo is an advocate for evidence based sports chiropractors and he was instrumental in developing the SPRiNT (Sport Injuries Intern Team) programme. He co-designed and co-developed the postgraduate MSc (APP) FMS Health at the AECC University College.

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Course details

All elements of the course are taught in our world-class training facility, by our actively-practicing academic staff who willingly share their decades of experience and industry-insight with you.

All of our MSc APP courses are split into three stages, and you have the chance to get a qualification even if you can’t commit to three or four years of study. At the end of stage one, you’ll qualify for a PgCert (60 M credits), at stage two you’ll qualify for a PgDip (120 M credits), and finally an MSc at the end of stage three (180 M credits).

To get a complete view of what to expect on the course, why not check out the curriculum below or take a look at our Course Specification to find out more?

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Unit breakdown

Study with access to our industry experts and gain the confidence and skills to achieve your goals

Entry Requirements

You’ll need a recognised first qualification in line with the admissions regulations. Our course is designed for health practitioners already in professional practice and you will need an undergraduate degree in medicine, chiropractic, physiotherapy, osteopathy, exercise science, sport science, nursing, or another health related degree.

If English is not your first language we’d be looking for the following qualifications:

  • IELTS (academic) overall score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each section
  • TOEFL overall score of 79 with minimum scores of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading and 20 in speaking




If you’ve already successfully completed the PgCert Professional Development (Chiropractic) then you don’t have to complete the Professional Clinical Practice unit in stage 1. Talk to your Pathway Course Leader about any prior learning as this could count towards your credits.

If you’re not sure about anything listed here, talk to our Admissions team by email or calling us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.


For more information about our admissions policies and procedures please click here


Course Fees

There are a lot of things to consider when applying for a degree, including course fees. Take a look at the current course fees for the MSc APP in Functional Musculoskeletal Health (2018/2019) entry.

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*You are classed as an ELQ student if you have previously completed a Masters level (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment..

Please note that fees after your 1st year should not increase by more than RPI + 1% (UK Retail price index - RPI). 

Potential discounts for APP applicants: 
1. AECC University College Alumni receive 10% for the duration of their study
2. Recent graduates (2013 - 2018) receive 50% in the first year of study 

Take a look at our Fees and Funding page to find out more.

Starting a postgraduate course for the first time? If you are under 60 and live in the UK, you might qualify for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to help with your study costs. This is being offered to people starting a postgraduate course from 1st September 2018. Find out more about postgraduate loans and if you qualify on the website.

To stay on the course your fees are due annually, and may be subject to change. Decisions about changes to course fees, arrangements, and dates for teaching  sessions are the right of the course organisers - they’ll let you know if anything is due to change. Bear in mind that the fees currently advertised by the AECC University College are for the first year of the programme only. We advise you to budget for an increase of up to 5% for each following year, and all increased fees will be posted to the AECC University College website, so don’t worry if you forget.

For more information about any additional associated costs and our Student Agreement, please click here.


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