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Biokinetics The Bachelor of Health Sciences in the field of Biokinetics gives you the knowledge and skill you need to apply scientifically-based physical activity, either to help prevent disease or assist in rehabilitation following the onset of disease.
Biokinetics The Bachelor of Health Sciences in the field of Biokinetics gives you the knowledge and skill you need to apply scientifically-based physical activity, either to help prevent disease or assist in rehabilitation following the onset of disease.

Qualification: BHSc

Faculty: Health Sciences

Duration: 3 years

School: Anatomical Science

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

Biokinetics gives you the knowledge and skill you need to apply scientifically-based physical activity, either to help prevent disease or assist in rehabilitation following the onset of disease.

Biokineticists offer specialised exercise rehabilitation for people with orthopaedic injuries, sports injuries and chronic diseases.

This is an entry-level degree with a strong scientific focus. If you major in Physiology and Exercise Science, you can apply for the Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in Biokinetics programme. The BHSc(Hons) degree is offered through the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine. It allows you to pursue studies and professional training as a Biokineticist.

  • Biokineticist
  • Exercise and Healthcare Scientist/ Researcher
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Sports Massage Therapist
  • Sports Scientist
First-year
  • Introduction to Medical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Health Systems Sciences
  • System Dynamics for Health Sciences
Second-year
  • Human Anatomy
  • Exercise Science
  • Physiology and Medical Biochemistry
Third-year
  • Physiology
  • Exercise Science

NSC Requirements:

English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5
Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science Level 5

The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection. This includes:
1) Your matric academic results for five subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Science/Life Sciences and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
2) National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores.

Each of the two components carries a 50% weighting.

All applicants must write the NBT. Applicants applying to the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) only, as well as applicants who are in their final year of study towards a Bachelor’s degree, or who have already completed a Bachelor’s degree, are not required to write the NBT.

Application Closing Date: 30 June 2021

Residence Applications: 30 September 2021

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
  • Check the admission requirements for your degree. Check if any additional selection requirements apply. 
  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Compliance with the minimum requirements does not guarantee a place at the University. The University has a specific number of places for first year undergraduates, approved by the Department of Higher Education and Training. Final selection is made subject to the availability of places, academic results and other entry requirements where applicable.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees Office website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information about on student funding and scholarships. University funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.