A minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (sport and exercise science, nursing, sports therapy, physiotherapy, public health or medicine). Once you start the programme, the school will administer an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check on your behalf. A successful enhanced DBS check is required for you to be able to participate in a Clinical Placement, which forms an inherent part of the second semester and is thus mandatory. You should therefore only apply for this programme if you are confident that your enhanced DBS check will be satisfactory and with the full knowledge that should you DBS results not be satisfactory, you will not be able to complete 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. 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
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in each skill.
For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The course combines theory and practice to give students the knowledge and skills to work directly with patients undergoing cardiovascular rehabilitation in the community. Students will undertake a clinical placement and will also gain advanced academic skills and knowledge to undertake an extended research project. The MSc is a 45 week programme of full-time study although different levels of award are available: Postgraduate certificate: 3 x 20 credit taught modules taken over an academic year (part-time) Postgraduate diploma: 6 x 20 credit taught modules taken over an academic year Masters degree: Successful completion of the postgraduate diploma stage allows progression to the masters stage which consists of a research project and dissertation written up as a journal article submitted, where possible, to a relevant peer-reviewed national/international academic journal Part-time routes are also available for the postgraduate diploma and masters. Core modules Research Methods and Statistics Essentials of Exercise Rehabilitation Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming Psychology of Health and Disease Cardiovascular Disease, Treatments and Investigations Professional Practice and Clinical Placement Dissertation
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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