Bachelor of Biokinetics

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Sport and Movement Studies
Programme Level: Undergraduate
Programme Name: Bachelor of Biokinetics
Programme Code: B9S15Q

Medium of Facilitation: Full-Time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 480
SAQA: 109457

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 31 October 2024

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 4 Years

Programme Fees


The pupose of this qualification is to serve as the foundational and core knowledge base to register as a Biokineticist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The acquisition of professional abilities such as competence, skills, values and attitudes is fostered to enable the graduate to work as a health care professional. Competent and qualified Biokineticists are able to work in a variety of settings, including the public and private sector and in both urban and rural settings. Biokineticists primarily utilize their professional expertise in exercise testing and prescription, physical activity and health education to enhance/promote health in general, and to prevent dysfunction, restore and maintain an individual’s functional ability, particularly in respect of orthopedic injuries and chronic diseases/conditions. The qualification will provide all economic sectors with a pool of well-qualified people whose competence will be internationally recognized and who will be able to perform specialized biokinetic health care services within any community setting. The qualification is distinct from other qualifications within the health care profession as its main focus is the use of scientifically-based exercise prescription as a means of therapeutic intervention.

Career Opportunities

Biokineticsts treat both orthopedic injuries and chronic diseases; like hypertension, using exercise as their treatment modality. They also focus on health promotion, wellness and disease prevention.

Admission Requirements

Minimum APS of 31 with Mathematics and minimum APS of 32 with Mathematical Literacy. English 5 (60%+), Mathematics 4 (50%+) or Mathematical Literacy 5(60%+).

Selection Process

All students accessing this qualification are required to register with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) for the duration of the study period.

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