BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science*

*Subject to validation

Course overview

Our contemporary, professionally underpinned course develops clinical exercise science and rehabilitation practitioners who can deliver evidence-based interventions that enhance recovery, health and mobility across a broad range of populations.

The course is supported by the internationally recognised anatomy and pathophysiology expertise here at AECC University College. This expertise is combined with a contemporary evidence-based approach to injury rehabilitation, mobility, sports performance, disease management and behaviour change. There is a particular focus on the implementation of exercise and physical activity interventions to enhance health across a diverse range of age groups, physical capacities and diseases. You will have the opportunity to gain real-world experience through a range of placement opportunities. Graduation from this course also offers the opportunity to continue to become a BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise scientist or BASES Accredited Exercise Professional.

With engaging lectures and tutorials on offer, you’ll be learning from some of the global leaders in the field. You’ll get access to our Virtual Learning Environment, which is full of interactive online learning opportunities such as videos, quizzes and self-study lessons to help you in your studies. Of course, there are also practical classes and lab sessions where you can learn and practice your diagnostic and rehabilitative skills with our tutors who are always on hand to help.

Located five minutes from the beach in the lively university town of Bournemouth, our campus boasts a purpose-built training clinic, gym, labs, lecture theatres, seminar rooms, prosecution facility and an extensive library.
If you’re thinking about graduation already, this programme offers a broad range of employment opportunities including:

• Working for private health providers
• GP exercise referral programmes
• Injury rehabilitation services
• NHS and private hospitals, and exercise rehabilitation clinics
• Secondary occupations include: the fitness industry, sports rehabilitation, further education, higher education, research and private practice.

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

Key Information

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

Course leader

Micah Atkinson

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

Micah Atkinson is currently Course Leader for Clinical Exercise Science at the AECC University College.

Course details

Looking for course details and structure? You’re in the right place. During your degree you’ll not only have access to our wide range of teaching facilities but our world-class academic staff too. All students have the opportunity to get experience in a range of places including AECC’s teaching clinic, make use of our specialised clinical imaging facilities, and come face to face with real human anatomy at our dedicated prosection facility.

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.

Unit breakdown

Entry Requirements

How do I apply?

You can apply through the UCAS system. Use institution code A65 and the course code C608.

If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland

It depends on your qualification. Take a look below to see what we’ll accept. You’ll need GCSE Mathematics grade C and GCSE English grade C (or acceptable equivalents). 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.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

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.



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 














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 (2018/2019) 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 (NQF level 7) or higher qualification before enrolment.
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man: £9,250 per annum
  • Overseas/EEA: £13,900 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. Click here to find out more information about assistance with finances.

The AECC University College Student Agreement contains more detailed information about all expected additional costs.