Health Care Sciences Research

Welcome to the University of Pretoria's Research in the School of Healthcare Sciences


Welcome to the research and postgraduate page of the School of Healthcare Sciences (SoHCS).  The SoHCS at the University of Pretoria is made up of the Departments of Nursing Science, Physiotherapy, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, and Radiography. The SoHCS supports the University’s endeavour to be a world-class research intensive African university. We also aim to become part of the international community of scholarly institutions and we endeavour to develop scholarly researchers who will contribute to better health care and through high quality and high impact multidisciplinary and discipline specific research.

Apart from the research that is conducted in the different departments, a large variety of postgraduate studies at Masters and PhD level are offered in all the departments.  Detailed information on the programmes is available from the various departmental research and postgraduate webpages – please contact us if you need further assistance.  We trust that you will enjoy being a student and researcher in the School of Health Care Sciences.


Research Coordinator: Professor Joyce Mothabeng

BSc Physiotherapy (MEDUNSA)

Diploma in Tertiary Education (UP)

Master of Physiotherapy – Education (UP)

PhD Physiotherapy – Rehabilitation (UP)

Programme for Academic Leadership (GIBS)

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