AECC University College


  • Location: Seaside, Town

About us

AECC University College campus is situated just a 10-minute stroll from Bournemouth’s award-winning beaches. Established in 1965, AECC University College has been at the forefront of musculoskeletal health for over 55 years and offers a wide array of specialist health science courses, including:


Sport, clinical exercise and rehabilitation science 

Psychology, sport and exercise psychology 

Medical ultrasound and radiography 


Speech and language therapy


Occupational therapy


As a specialist health sciences university with a focus on real-world experience, AECC’s courses provide training in live scenarios in their onsite clinics and wide-reaching placements, ensuring students are ready to work within a range of health professions.

The university maintains a rich network of alumni, research relationships and international links which enable students to take part in and benefit from AECC's global reputation as a leader across several specialist areas.


Take a Campus Tour with one of our Student Ambassadors

Our AECC University College Student Ambassadors take you on a tour of our Parkwood and Garnet campuses. View our specialist campus, and discover some of our on-site state-of-the-art facilities including our some of our clinics and centres, our Library, prosection lab, diagnostic imaging facilities and open upright MRI, one of only seven in the country.

What makes us different

Close-knit community

Life on a small campus means you'll be part of a close-knit community of students and staff from around the world - right from your first day. 


Expertise that can’t be matched

Founded in 1965 as the first Chiropractic institution in Europe, we have been leaders in musculoskeletal for over 55 years and now teaching subjects in radiology, rehabilitation, medical ultrasound, sports psychology and lots more.


Receive clinical training

One reason that students choose AECC is for our clinical training with a one-stop shop of patient care from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation. We'll help you get work-ready in a real-world clinical environment.


State-of-the-art facilities

We have one of only seven upright MRI scanners in the country, digital x-ray, prosection lab and high-spec Samsung and AGFA ultrasound scanners and much more.


The location

We are lucky enough to live beside seven miles of golden sands, and Bournemouth’s unique micro-climate means lots of sunshine. 


The standard of education is great but it’s also such a valuable life experience studying here due to the number of international students that choose to come here too. It creates a very diverse learning environment which you may otherwise not come into contact with. It’s a learning experience, and it helps you to grow as a person and to always consider the bigger picture and respect varying points of view and ideas. Studying here has also helped to shape me as an all-round healthier person – I started going to the gym and making more healthy lifestyle choices with the things that I eat, all because of studying here at the AECC University College and the obvious attention that is given to good health.

Ryan Mullings
The standard of education is great but it’s also such a valuable life experience

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Course locations

AECC University College

Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2DF

Main Site

Parkwood Campus, Parkwood Road, Bournemouth, BH5 2DF

Borough High Street - London

275 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JE