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AECC University College

AECC University College

Since we opened our doors to students in 1965, we have been leaders in healthcare education and training, providing the world with professionals who are enthusiastic, capable and ready to make a difference to society. As the first chiropractic college in Europe, our success is built on a commitment to excellence.

Our continuous drive in innovation and growth has led to AECC developing a number of programs across healthcare specialisms. New courses in imaging and in sports and exercise, which are all supported by our onsite training clinic and state-of-the-art facilities, are further support of our commitment to public health and well-being.

AECC University College

Our Courses

At AECC University College we teach an array of postgraduate subjects, designed to take your studies further.

From our broad and adaptable master’s degree in Medical Ultrasound to our selection of specialist postgraduate programmes in Rehabilitation, Sport and Psychology, or our other routes to Chiropractic we have a diverse selection of health oriented

postgraduate courses to suit your needs.

Take your research to the next level, upskill, refresh your learnings, or specialise in your particular field with a postgraduate degree from AECC University College.

School of Radiology

School of Rehabilitation, Sport & Psychology

School of Chiropractic

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Open Days

Come along to one of our open days to find out more about postgraduate courses at AECC University College, our campus and facilities:

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Find out more about our specialist campus, our community and location and discover your perfect postgraduate course today, download or request a printed copy.

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Register your interest

For further information about the postgraduate courses we offer please visit the course webpages and register your interest or send your enquiry.

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The facilities at AECC University College are second to none. With clinical learning at the heart of our courses, our state-of-the-art facilities include some of the country’s most unique and specialist equipment. Not only do we have high-tech specialist equipment that you will use in your studies, the university college also contains key student facilities to help support your learning and your lifestyle.

Clinical Facilities

You won’t find equipment like this in every institution. We have one of only seven Open Upright MRI scanners in the country, alongside digital x-ray equipment, quantitative fluoroscopy and high-specification Samsung ultrasound and AGFA scanners. In our Human Performance Laboratory, you’ll master state-of-the-art testing and analysis equipment used to support professional sportspeople, and you’ll learn about rehab, injury resistance and performance enhancement in our Exercise Centre.

Learning Facilities

Our beautiful library is a converted chapel and contains the original stain glass windows and architecture. Here you’ll find a wealth of resources including databases, e-journals and e-books, as well as access to Anatomy TV.

Learn more about our library and other learning services

Other learning facilities include:

  • Digital learning lab
  • Two large lecture theatres, for large capacity student teaching environment with tiered seating
  • Seminar rooms for smaller more intimate learning setting
  • Practice rooms for technique guidance
  • Science and human anatomy pro-section laboratories providing valuable biological science understanding
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Student Facilities

At the university college we also have a recently refurbished student gym with state-of-the-art equipment, many of our students compete professionally and so we want to ensure they have the best equipment available to keep training while they study.

Our café or ‘refectory’ has also had a recent refurb and our catering manager is very proud to look after staff and students with a wide selection of hot and cold food made to order!

Other student facilities include our student bar ‘Togglers’ where you can take a load off from studies, and enjoy events such as Wednesday sports nights and many others arranged by our Students’ Union.

We also have a lounge area, lots of outdoor seating, and other places to relax, catch up with friends or just escape studies for a little while.

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Local Area

Our Parkwood and Garnet Campuses are nestled in beautiful bluebell woodlands, a 10-minute stroll away from 7 miles of award-winning sandy beaches and picturesque sea views. Bournemouth’s unique microclimate means we get amazing sunshine hours throughout the year.

The idyllic setting makes us a popular destination for students who want to live the coastal lifestyle while studying. There’s a rich mix of green spaces to explore, some of the best beaches in Europe, great retail therapy, activity and leisure pursuits and plenty of entertainment.

Take a look at our Local Area Guides

Department / School information and available programmes:

AECC University College is a health sciences university based in Bournemouth, Dorset. We have been teaching musculoskeletal healthcare for over 55 years and where the first Chiropractic educational institution in Europe. If you've had chiropractic treatment in the last 55 years there's a high chance your practitioner studied with us. In more recent times we have expanded our offering to cover a range of health care provisions including radiology and medical imaging, sports psychology, rehabilitation and performance, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and more. We also have one of the largest onsite clinics in Europe and cater to a large proportion of patients who come to us to receive treatment. We have a fantastic array of health science facilities including one of seven open-upright MRI in the country, x-ray and ultrasound facilities, rehabilitation facilities and more.

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