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Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation MSc

Cardiovascular Health and Rehabilitation MSc

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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | SEP-23

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiotherapy Cardiovascular Medical Studies Nursing: Specific Conditions Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

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.

Course overview

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.


Assessment is in the form of essays or equivalent - e.g., poster presentations. There are no exams - coursework accounts for 100% of the assessment. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Job prospects

Examples of careers our graduates have moved into:

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Physiologist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturing/Teaching
  • Weight Management
  • Health Promotion
  • Corporate Health, Fitness and Nutrition


This module includes the following topics: The building blocks of scientific research: types of research (analytical, descriptive, experimental, and qualitative), scientific parlance (hypothesis, concepts, operational definitions, and dependent/independent variables), sampling procedures, and measurement issues (reliability and validity); Research and data collection methods: experimental research (developing hypotheses, independent/dependent variables, controls, sample selection, study designs, and experimental validity); descriptive research (questionnaires and interviews, case studies); qualitative research (characteristics, procedures, methods of data collection, data analysis, and internal/external validity).

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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.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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