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Biokinetics The Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in the field of Biokinetics is a 1 year full-time degree which includes the first of 2 years of internship.
Biokinetics The Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in the field of Biokinetics is a 1 year full-time degree which includes the first of 2 years of internship.

Qualification: BHSc(Honours)

Faculty: Health Sciences

Duration: 1 year

School: Therapeutic Sciences

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

The BHsc (Hons) Biokinetics degree is offered through the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine in the School of Therapeutic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand.

The BHSc (Hons) Biokinetics qualification is designed to provide students with a professional qualification in Biokinetics as recognized by the HPCSA: “Registered Biokineticist”. Although there are similarities between Biokinetics and other qualifications, this qualification is unique in that it deals with the following four domains or scope of practice:

  • Wellness, disease prevention and health promotion
  • Final phase orthopaedic rehabilitation
  • Management of chronic disease and disabilities, once the condition has been clinically stabilized, e.g. diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease
  • Physical ability assessment for special groups.

The career opportunities are therefore wide, but may include:

  • Private clinical practice
  • Corporate health and wellness
  • Government services such as SAPS, SANDF, Dept. of Correctional Services
  • Higher education institutions
  • Physical education
  • Medical representatives

The curriculum will be covered in the Honours year at Wits by completing the following academic modules/activities:

  • Health, Wellness and Practice Management
  • Orthopaedic Conditions and Rehabilitation
  • Special Populations and Disability in Sport
  • Rehabilitation of Chronic Diseases and Disabilities
  • Clinical laboratory
  • Research Methodology
  • Research essay
  • Experiential practical exposure
  • Bachelor’s degree in exercise science, human movement science or equivalent
  • Successful completion of undergraduate human anatomy and physiology courses (with exercise physiology)
  • Undergraduate course with health content
  • Average undergraduate marks of 65% in relevant subjects
  • The Wits BHSc degree (Biokinetics track) fulfills the undergraduate course content requirements
  • Faculty of Health Sciences admission criteria apply for admission
  • Interviews may be called for

Note: Meeting the minimum entry requirements for the programme does not guarantee students a place in this programme.

Faculty Closing Dates

Mid-year Entry (July 2021) Closing date: 31/07/21

For the following programmes of study

Doctor of Philosophy
Master of Science in Physiotherapy by Dissertation
Master of Science in Occupational Therapy by Dissertation
Master of Science in Nursing by Dissertation
Master of Pharmacy by Dissertation
Master of Science in Dentistry
Master of Science in Medicine by Dissertation

2022 Entry applications open 1 April 2021

Closing dateProgramme of Study
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Dentistry
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Medicine
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
31/07/2021 Master of Science in Epidemiology
31/07/2021 Master of Science in
30/09/2021 Master of Health Sciences Education
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Physiotherapy
30/09/2021 Doctor of Philosophy
31/10/2021 Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours
30/09/2021 Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice Honours
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Physiotherapy
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Occupational Therapy
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Nursing
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Pharmacy
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Dentistry
30/09/2021 Master of Science in Medicine
30/09/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Child Health
30/09/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
30/09/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Therapy
31/07/2021 Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences Education
  • Applications are handled centrally by the Student Enrolment Centre (SEnC). Once your application is complete in terms of requested documentation, your application will be referred to the relevant School for assessment. Click here to see an overview of the Wits applications process.
  • Please apply online. Upload your supporting documents at the time of application, or via the Self Service Portal.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • Selections for programmes that have a limited intake but attract a large number of applications may only finalise the application at the end of the application cycle.

Please note that the Entry Requirements are a guide. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee a place. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

International students, please check this section.

For more information, contact the Student Call Centre +27 (0)11 717 1888, or log a query at www.wits.ac.za/askwits.

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For information about postgraduate funding opportunities, including the postgraduate merit award, click here. Please also check your School website for bursary opportunities. NRF bursaries: The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers a wide range of opportunities in terms of bursaries and fellowships to students pursuing postgraduate studies. External bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.