• Functional Recovery from Stroke

    REPS 4 accredited course for health care and exercise professionals with an interest in rehabilitation after stroke.

    The course has been designed by leading researchers, clinicians and charities in stroke rehabilitation. It can be taken as a standalone module, alongside the existing Exercise Prescription for Long-Term Neurological Conditions module, or as part of the Rehabilitation PGCert, PGDip or MSc.

  • This course is an exciting collaboration between the Centre for Movement, Occupational and Rehabilitation Sciences (MOReS), the ARNI Institute and leading clinicians and researchers in stroke rehabilitation. Students will learn about the role of exercise in stroke rehabilitation and have the opportunity to develop their clinical reasoning and safe effective practice through both the theoretical and clinical components of the course.

    This 20 level M CATS points module is fully endorsed by Skills Active at Level 4. It can be taken as a standalone course and can also count towards the MSc / PGDip in Rehabilitation.


    This course is for anyone with an interest in rehabilitation after stroke, including healthcare and exercise professionals who would like to learn more about exercise prescription for stroke survivors and the evidence underpinning rehabilitation approaches.

    The course is made up of 6 units covering:

    1. Brain structure/function and the pathophysiology of stroke
    2. Exercise prescription for stroke survivors
    3. Muscle physiology and metabolism and changes after strok
    4. Latest research in exercise and rehabilitation for stroke, underpinned by brain plasticity as evidenced by MRI imagin
    5. Behaviour and behaviour chang
    6. The care pathway following acute stroke and the recommendations and quality standards relating to stroke rehabilitation

    Delivery of materials is through 6 months of on-line support learning with 2 weekends of lectures, workshops and practicals. There is on-line support throughout the duration of the course and weekly support sessions where a tutor is available.

    This course runs in Semester 1 and 2 for 6 months. The course is primarily distance learning with 2 compulsory face-to-face teaching clinical weekends which are held at Oxford Brookes University. The clinical weekends are compulsory to gaining the qualification.