Taught course

Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications and relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The range of modules offers excellent professional development opportunities for healthcare practitioners already working within the health service. It also offers a vocationally-focused postgraduate course for newly qualified graduates aspiring to work in this high profile field.

The programme is delivered by a team of experienced academics, together with surgeons, cardiologists and rehabilitation practitioners. Taught on the Chester campus. Each taught module consists of a 20-hour, three-day intensive course, followed by a period of campus or home-based learning. Taught modules are scheduled monthly.

Modules include:

  • Cardiovascular Diseases, Risk Factors, Investigations and Treatments (core module)
  • Cardiovascular Anatomy and Exercise Physiology (core module)
  • Clinical Exercise, Testing, Prescriptionand Programming
  • Nutrition and Cardiovascular Health
  • Physical Activity and Exercise Programming in the Managament of Cardiovascular Disease (delivered in collaboration with the BACPR; includes BACPR certificates of attendance, books, resources and DVD)
  • Advanced Exercise Practice in Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (core module for MSc students)

Following completion of six taught modules, students commence the research project.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1244 512456
+44 (0)1244 513111