Welcome to the Department of Physiotherapy

Welcome to the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Pretoria. We have a proud history of physiotherapy education which was started as a three-year National Diploma in Physiotherapy in 1950. The National Diploma in Physiotherapy was converted to a four-year bachelor’s degree training in 1981. Presently, this degree is a professional entry qualification to the physiotherapy profession as one of the registered health care professions at the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

The Department of Physiotherapy has embraced a holistic and comprehensive approach to patient care from all walks of life in South Africa, emphasising the promotion, prevention, maintenance and restoration of individuals, as well as communities’ physical, psychological and social well-being.

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