A minimum second class honours degree in a relevant programme (sport and exercise science, nursing, sports therapy, physiotherapy, public health, or medicine). For international students IELTS >6.0 with a minimum standard of 5.5 in each component (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Government (DBS) clearance required prior to commencing the programme.
Months of entry
This MSc has been developed in conjunction with the British Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation for healthcare professionals and people aspiring to work in the rapidly evolving field of cardiovascular rehabilitation.
You are supported by teaching staff who are active in research that is critical to our understanding of cardiovascular health. The programme is designed for people already working in the field, as well as students without a professional background.
All students receive a grounding in the theory and practice of cardiovascular rehabilitation, and you will apply this knowledge to real life settings. We have strong links with the NHS and the City Healthcare Partnership (www.chcpcic.org.uk). Heart patients come to the University twice a week and are involved in our research, which currently includes a UK study to look at the benefits of high intensity training to heart health.
We are currently seeking accreditation to allow students to register for the BACPR exercise instructor training qualification, permitting them to work directly with cardiac patients undertaking structured exercise training programmes in the UK.
The programme is available at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters level. It is designed to allow flexible study to enable professionals to continue working.
Information for international students
Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see our website.
Fees and funding
Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. For information on fees and funding please go to our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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