Higher Certificate Sports Science Education

The Higher Certificate in Sports Science Education is presented over one year, full-time.

The programme provides a basis for knowledge and skills development to improve athlete performance by means of physical assessment, exercise and conditioning prescription. The programme incorporates lectures, tutorials, research and practical sessions. Students receive teaching and training by leaders in the field of sports science and coaching. Students will be provided with opportunities toward practical training on the application of sports coaching and sports science principles learnt in their theoretical lessons.

For more information, please consult the Faculty webpage.

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Career Opportunities

Sports coaching, sports and excercise industry


Programme Code

09110001


Closing Dates

  • SA – 02/09/2019
  • Non-SA – 31/08/2019

Admission Requirements

  • The following persons will be considered for admission: candidates who are in possession of a certificate that is deemed by the University to be equivalent to the required Grade 12 certificate with university or diploma endorsement; candidates who are graduates from another tertiary institution or have been granted the status of a graduate of such an institution; and candidates who are graduates of another faculty at the University of Pretoria.
  • Life Orientation is excluded iwhen calculating the APS.
  • For selection purposes the sum of the results in six subjects, including English, is calculated.
  • Grade 11 final examination results will be used for the conditional admission of prospective students.
  • Applicants who indicate Higher Certificate in Sports Science as first or second choice will be considered.
  • All applicants will be considered by the Student Administration of the Faculty based on the admission requirements.
  • Applicants that meet the academic requirements, will then be further considered in collaboration with TuksSport for the different Sports Codes according to their sport achievements.
  • Selection is based on Grade 11 results and Grade 12 sporting achievements. Please take note that places for the Higher Certificate in Sports Science are preferentially offered to applicants who are nominated by one of the official UP sports clubs.

Minimum requirements

Achievement level

English Home Language or English First Additional Language

 

APS

NSC/IEB

AS Level

 

4

 

D

 

20

* Cambridge A level candidates who obtained at least a D in the required subjects, will be considered for admission. International Baccalaureate (IB) HL candidates who obtained at least a 4 in the required subjects, will be considered for admission.


Selection Process

  • Applicants who indicate Higher Certificate in Sports Science Education as first or second choice will be considered.
  • All applicants will be considered by the Student Administration of the Faculty based on the admission requirements.
  • Applicants that meet the academic requirements will then be further considered in collaboration with TuksSport for the different sports codes according to their sport achievements.
  • Students who have been nominated by an official sports club of the University will receive first option for selection.
  • Selection is also based on the Grade 12 sporting achievements.
  • Candidates who do not have bachelor’s study endorsement may be admitted to the BEd degree on successful completion of the Higher Certificate in Sports Science Education subject to Senate discretionary approval, and in addition to obtaining a certificate of Bachelor Endorsement from USAf.
  • Selection to this programme is restricted to students endorsed by TuksSport only.

Duration of study

1 year, full-time.


Faculty Notes

The Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria continues to develop into one of the largest and most diverse units in South Africa for the initial and advanced training of education professionals from across the world. A distinguishing characteristic of the Faculty is that it not only trains pre-service teachers but also educational psychologists, principals, researchers, programme evaluators, curriculum designers, computer education and training experts, assessment specialists, education policy analysts, community development workers and education law advisors working in national and international agencies and organisations.


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