Also consult General Regulations

a. Requirements for admission

(i) Subject to the stipulations of General Regulation G.62, the BPhysT degree or an equivalent qualification is required, as well as registration as a physiotherapist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

(ii) For the MPhysT degree, students must also hold at least a part-time position, deemed applicable for master’s degree studies by the Head of Department.

(iii) Candidates will be required to provide proof of having successfully completed applicable postgraduate modules in clinical fields of specialisation, e.g. Orthopaedic Manual Therapy 1, before the MPhysT degree will be conferred.

(iv) A candidate who applies for admission to the MPhysT degree studies by virtue of research (Code 10258101), must comply with the following requirement:

Complete applicable continued training courses presented at national level, in the field of research, as accredited with the Professional Board of Physiotherapy, Biokinetics and Podiatry.

(v) During the MPhysT studies, students must participate in formal Departmental instruction and/or research programmes of at least 60 hours per year.

(vi) Postgraduate modules for all the fields of specialisation for the MPhysT applicants apply for admission to a particular field of specialisation for the MPhysT degree with course work are offered on a biennial basis, on the condition that at least five applicants apply for admission to the particular field of specialisation. Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after this date, whether or not a particular field of specialisation will be presented in the subsequent year. Commencement of studies must therefore be discussed beforehand with the Head of Department.

(vii) The closing date for applications is 31 October annually.

For more detailed information contact Prof AJ van Rooijen (tania.vanrooijen@

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