Taught course

Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

Our course is aimed at health professionals and graduates or to help facilitate a career switch for others looking to work in this rewarding and high-profile area.

The course was established in 2004 and is designed to meet the need for a postgraduate qualification in cardiovascular health and rehabilitation. It is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach, stressing the importance of evidence-based practice in ensuring
high standards of cardiovascular rehabilitation and prevention.

Why Study Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation with us?

The MSc is delivered by a team of leading edge academics and national/international leaders in cardiovascular health, including: cardiologists, nurses, physiotherapists, exercise scientists, dietitians, nutritionists, surgeons and public health specialists this enables graduates to leave with the most up-to-date level of knowledge.

The key features of our course are:

  • The course is aligned with the BACPR standards and core components
  • Opportunity for a placement in a cardiac rehabilitation unit at a local hospital
  • Choice of research project – either: individually led, work related or as part of a current University research programme

The course is highly flexible, allowing you to study full time or part time to suit your personal and work commitments. Flexibility is achieved through the delivery of modules over three-day blocks (see our Timetable 2018/19) followed by eight weeks of campus – or home-based learning. This allows students nationally and internationally to attend the course.

How will I be taught?

Modules are delivered in exercise physiology laboratories, lecture theatres and seminar rooms. There is also the option to undertake a clinical placement at the local cardiac rehabilitation department that allows you to apply the elements learned on the taught course. (see our Timetable 2018/19).

Typical contact time during a module is 25 hours, with additional face-to-face and online tutorials optional. There are approximately 170 hours of self-directed study per module.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is in the form of essays or equivalent – e.g. poster presentations. There are no exams – coursework accounts for 100% of the assessment.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition