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Vision & Mission


To be the School of first choice for under- and postgraduate students pursuing careers in the professions served by the School, and an employer of choice for educators and researchers in those professions.


The staff, students and partners of the School of Therapeutic Sciences are committed to inquiry, the search for knowledge and excellence in teaching and service provision.

The School of Therapeutic Sciences comprises the Departments of Nursing Education, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy and Pharmacology and the Centre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (CESSM), which offer a range of excellent and innovative curricula at both under- and postgraduate levels to prepare health professionals for the changing demands of health care in southern Africa.

The School recruits students from diverse backgrounds and uses blended teaching approaches that are culturally sensitive and that cater for differences in students' learning styles. Its graduates are independent, critical thinkers and ethical practitioners, highly sought after both nationally and internationally. The School's postgraduate programmes prepare specialist health professionals for advanced practice in a variety of fields.