The qualification serves 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.
Reasons for studying at UJ
UJ offers not only a special program called the First Year Experience to help orientate students throughout the first year but we also offer a Senior Student Experience that gears students toward the workplace!
Grab the opportunity to participate in a variety of sports and train alongside Olympians and Paralympians on state-of-the-art pitches, tracks, and fields, or just keep fit by joining one of the gyms on each of our 4 campuses.
Be part of a young, vibrant, and agile university that reflects and adapts easily to our country’s aspirations, while maintaining global relevance through numerous international partnerships.
178 Internationally respected and accepted qualifications.
Join a university that cares enough to have raised over R300 million since the start of 2016 in order to support the Missing Middle Campaign. UJ also ensures that more than 6 000 needy students have two healthy meals per day.
Study in the vibrant City of Gold – the economic hub of South Africa. Join a vibrant, cosmopolitan, progressive group of students and academics on their way to re-imagining the future!
UJ offers an amazing on-campus experience whether you live in one of UJ’s residences, belong to a day house, or whether you just want to socialize at the Student Centres on all campuses.
We ensure the health, safety, and security of all our students through our own on-campus health services and UJ Protection Services.
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