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
The entry requirements for this course are 112 tariff points from 3 A-levels. BTEC Extended Diploma of DMM. Offers will be subject and grade specific, particularly in the science subjects.
If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements for this course are normally:
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.
We are looking for applicants with a good Science knowledge/background for this course
Students who have an enthusiasm for Clinical Exercise Science as well as the motivation and commitment to undertake the course
Year One - Level C
This year is designed to build a foundation in human biological sciences necessary to understand subject-specific clinical sciences.
Human Anatomy & Physiology
The Anatomy of Human Movement
Principles of Food & Nutrition
Psychosocial Aspects of Health
Exercise Prescription 1
Work Placement - 40 hours: You will undertake 40 hours of work placement throughout the year.
Year Two - Level I
This year will build upon your knowledge to address the major issues relating to health, deviations from health and the application of exercise in healthy populations.
Clinical Exercise Physiology
Exercise Prescription 2
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Management of Rehabilitation Systems
Research Methodologies 2
Work Placement - 70 hours: You will undertake 70 hours of work placement throughout the year.
Optional 40 week placement
As well as clinical placements you will undertake throughout the course, you also have the option of taking a further 40 week placement at the end of your second year of study and prior to your final year. This placement should be linked to the course and will need the approval of the course leader well in advance of the start of the placement.
Year Three/ Four - Level H
The third year is a culmination of the science-based knowledge you will have acquired, with an emphasis on the clinical implementation that is the hallmark of a clinical exercise science practitioner.
Integrated Clinical Rehabilitation - Long Term Diseases
Integrated Clinical Rehabilitation - Musculoskeletal Injuries
Community Health & Wellbeing
Dissertation: Research project.
Work Placement - 90 hours: You will undertake 90 hours of work placement throughout the year.
Option Units (choose one):
Advanced Psychology for Health & Wellbeing
The target employers for Clinical Exercise Science graduates include:
GP exercise referral schemes within the NHS, hospitals or public leisure centres
Public recreation facilities
Physical rehabilitation clinics
Hospital rehabilitation departments.
Secondary occupations include:
Public interest groups/charities
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