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BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science

Looking to make an impact on health, wellbeing, injury recovery and sports rehabilitation? This modern, professionally underpinned BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science course could be for you.

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 order 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:
BSc (Hons)
3 years
Study mode:
Typical offer:
UCAS Tariff points 120-104
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.

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.

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. 

Need more info about, learning aims and outcomes, curriculum content, teaching methods and assessment, credits per unit? Take a look at our Course Specification to find out more.

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Unit breakdown

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

Entry Requirements

How do I apply for 2021 entry?

You can apply through the UCAS system. Use institution code A65 and the BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Psychology course code C813.


If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

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.


BBB-BCC or above to include Biology/Human Biology. General Studies will not be considered.

BTEC Extended Diploma

Distinction Merit Merit - Merit, Merit, Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Applied Science/Sport.

Access to HE Diploma

A total of 120-104 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Human Sciences.

International Baccalaureate

Overall grade of 32-28 points or higher. 

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers

BBBBB - BBCCCC or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.

Irish Leaving Certificate

H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 to H3,H3,H4,H4,H4 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology.

If you have undertaken a qualification that’s not listed, it may still be considered. Talk to Admissions by completing the form below or call us on 01202 436200 and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

If you’re applying from outside of the UK

For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Sport, Exercise and Health International Entry Requirements Page.

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.

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



Course Fees

2021/22 Fees

UK/EU/Channel Islands and Isle of Man Students - £9,250.00 per annum

Please note: These fees are for the academic year. UK/EU fees are set by the UK Government. International fees may increase but will not increase by more than the UK Retail Price Index (RPI) + 1% at the time the fees are set. 

Additional course costs

Your tuition fees will cover the cost of all mandatory elements of your course.  There are additional course related costs that are not included in the tuition fees. So you will need to budget for them when you plan your spending. 

For further fees guidance for all students at AECC University College whether full time or part time please refer to our Tuition fees policy.


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Additional Costs

Fees and funding

Scholarships and Bursaries

Student finance resources

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 AECC University College.

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