The Bachelor of Health Sciences (BHSc) Biokinetics track is offered over 3 years.
It is an ENTRY LEVEL DEGREE. It provides applicants with the opportunity to pursue studies and professional training as a biokinetisist (a specialised exercise therapist). Biokineticists offer specialised exercise rehabilitation for persons with orthopaedic injuries, sports injuries and chronic diseases.
The course has a strong scientific emphasis. Majors in Fundamentals of Health and Disease and in Exercise Science will make you eligible for consideration into 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.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery MBBCh (6 years)
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy BSc (Physiotherapy) (4 years)
Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) (4 years)
The Faculty of Health Sciences does not calculate an APS score. Academic performance and National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores are used for consideration.
There are two points of entry into the MBBCh degree:
1st year MBBCh for applicants currently completing Matric
3rd year MBBCh (i.e. the Graduate Entry Medical Programme (GEMP) for applicants who have completed a prerequisite degree. Clickhere for more info.
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5 Mathematics - 5 Life Sciences and/or Physical Science - 5
If you are applying to the Faculty of Health Sciences, you will not be selected solely on your school leaving results, although they are very important. A composite index is calculated, taking into consideration (1) your academic results for FIVE subjects and (2) National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores.
Only five subjects are used to derive a matriculation score, which is calculated according to the percentages obtained, NOT symbols. These are English Language, Mathematics, Physical Science/ Life Sciences and the best two other subjects. (Dentistry requires Physical Science and Life Sciences and the best other subject).
ALL applicants (excluding applicants who are applying to the Graduate Entry Medical Programme - GEMP only) are required to write the National Benchmark Test (NBT).
GEMP applicants may be invited to the Wits Additional Placement Test (WAPT) and all applicants are advised to prepare in the event that they are invited. For more information on the WAPT please refer to: www.wits.ac.za/health/gemp
ALL GEMP applicants who are invited to the WAPT will be expected to complete a Biographical Questionnaire on the day of the test.
ALL applicants to BSc (Occupational Therapy) and/or BSc (Physiotherapy) must spend time (16 hrs) observing and/or assisting an Occupational Therapist/Physiotherapist and complete a certificate of attendance. Only observation hours completed between 1 July 2017 and 31 July 2018 will be accepted as valid.
Bachelor of Dental Science
BDS (5 years)
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 5 Mathematics - 5 Life Sciences and Physical Science - 5
Bachelor of Nursing BNurs (4 years)
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy- BSc (OT) (4 years)
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 4 Mathematics - 4 Life Sciences and/or Physical Science - 4
Bachelor of Clinical Medical Practice (BCMP) (3 years)
Bachelor of Oral Health Sciences (BOHS) (3 years)
English HL or 1st Add Lang - 4 Mathematics - 4 or Mathematical Literacy - 7 Life Sciences and/or Physical Science - 4