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Be the Reason

Transform Patients’ Lives

Study one of our courses and transform patients’ lives. We offer a wide range of health sciences courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels pre-registration and post-registration Masters programmes, PG certificates, and PG diplomas. Delivered by healthcare experts to help you help others.

Discover a Healthcare Career

We’re a specialist health sciences university committed to excellence in education, training and research. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes to help you help others. Our graduates transform the lives of their patients through health sciences, making a difference across our specialisms of chiropractic, health and rehabilitation sciences, and medical imaging.

As a student here, you’ll share our campus with health care professionals who are treating patients in our on-site clinics – including our Integrated Rehabilitation Centre, dedicated Chiropractic Clinic and our medical imaging facilities. By studying with us, you could go on to be the reason that your patients can live full and happier lives again.

The patient stories below demonstrate the impact that our students and clinicians in our on-site clinics can have on the lives of patients.

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Be the Reason Kevin Lifts Weights Again

75-year-old Kevin Donovan is an Olympic Weightlifter, currently preparing to compete in the World Masters Championships in December.

Whilst training he sustained an injury that left him struggling to lift weights and it seemed uncertain as to whether he would be able to compete again…

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Be the Reason Julie Walks Again

In April 2018, Julie Williams’ life changed when she had a brain haemorrhage in the middle of the night.

 She was rushed to hospital by ambulance and needed six hours of surgery to control the bleeding and save her life.

The courses we offer at AECC University College

We want you to choose the course that suits your interests today – and your career in the future. As a health science specialist we offer a number of courses across different healthcare specialisms and qualification levels. Explore our courses today.

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Be the Reason Lee Cheers on his Team Again

Earlier this year, Lee Penycate hurt his shoulder and began to really struggle with pain.

The pain affected all aspects of his day-to-day life: he had trouble sleeping, working comfortably, and driving. He contacted the Chiropractic Clinic at AECC University College for help with the injury and saw Clinical Placement Student, Mikaela Helenius.

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Be the Reason Paul runs again

In 2017, Paul Lambert suffered three consecutive strokes and his life changed beyond recognition overnight.

He lost the ability to move the left side of his body, experienced constant headaches, and struggled to sleep due to constant pain. Prior to the stroke, Paul had been an avid runner, cycling-club member and keen triathlete. He was always eager for a physical challenge and had assumed he’d be healthy into his eighties.

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Open days and virtual open days are the best way to find out more about the courses we offer and get a feel for what life is like at AECC University College. Find out more about our campus and facilities, talk to course leaders and chat with current students.

Maddie competing in a competition

Be the Reason Maddi Goes for Gold

18-year-old Maddi is a Trampoline Gymnast, specialising in Double Mini Trampoline (DMT).

She is a member of the Senior Women’s Great Britain squad and has a demanding training schedule. Selected for Team GB at the age of 13, Maddi has competed all over the world. She has won four individual medals and three team golds, including an individual World Age Silver medal in Tokyo in 2019 and Senior European Team Gold in Rimini, Italy, this year.

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Be the Reason Nicole Walks Again

In early 2021, Nicole McCarthy suddenly became very ill with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare and serious condition that affects the nerves.

This syndrome mainly affects the feet, hands and limbs, and causes problems such as numbness, weakness and pain. Nicole initially began to have difficulty controlling the muscles in her mouth. This weakness progressed and she soon found that she couldn’t control her legs. Her husband called an ambulance and she was taken to A&E.

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The Subjects we offer at AECC University College

We offer health education undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and professional short courses in the fields of chiropractic, medical imaging and radiology, psychology and sport, exercise and health science. Visit the subject areas that interests you and register your interest on a course.


Discover and read all the latest news, press releases and happenings here at AECC University College.


Martin Kumm Profile Picture

Martin Kumm tells the story of his journey from graduation to achieving his dream job as a chiropractor for the EF Education Easy-Post professional cycling team.

Pippa Myres Dancing

Professional ballet dancer Pippa Myres had to re-think her career and is now training to become a podiatrist on the MSc Podiatry course.

Callum Moss

Callum Moss is a First Year student on the MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) course at AECC University College. We recently caught up with him to hear more about his decision to study to become a physiotherapist and why AECC UC is an appealing specialist university.

Aurora Paris With Rugby Team

We hear about Aurora’s work experience within Rugby and why she enjoys studying within the close-knit community at AECC University College.

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