This three-year full-time programme is aimed at those interested in careers in the sport and leisure industries. A broad knowledge base provides graduates with understanding and skill sets to interrogate, create, promote, lead and manage the potential, promise, possibilities and power of contemporary globalised sport and leisure. Students are guided toward specialisation in the areas of sports management, sports psychology, sport and leisure in society, or sports coaching sciences. This will prepare graduates for employment in public or private sectors in contexts of commercialised and professional sport, sports development, community development and mass participation, sports coaching and facilitating psycho-social wellness through sport and leisure.
On completion of this specialisation area (Option: Sports Psychology) a graduate will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to sport, exercise and performance psychology. Graduates may find employment as relationship facilitators, coaches and facilitators of learning in sport, exercise and leisure contexts. Combining this area of specialisation with Psychology as elective could lead to postgraduate specialisation in Sports Psychology.
Closing date for applications: 30 September annually.
Candidates who achieved an APS of 30 in Grade 11 and comply with the minimum subject requirements and achievement levels of these study programmes will automatically be granted placement in the study programmes, subject to the availability of space.
The above-mentioned is not applicable to selection programmes.
To retain admission, learners will be expected to obtain an APS of at least 28 in Grade 12.
Prospective students who have already been granted provisional admission in these study programmes, but obtained at least an APS of 27 in Grade 12, will be considered by the Admission Committee should space be available.
The Admission Committee of the Faculty of Humanities will consider these students once the results of the National Benchmark Test (NBT) are available and depending on the availability of space.
The Faculty will assess satisfactory performance in the NBT in the light of its commitment to ensure that an appropriate proportion of the applicants will be drawn from the historically disadvantaged category of the population.
Applicants with an APS of 30 but who do not comply with the subject requirements must write the NBT.
Life Orientation is excluded when calculating the APS.
Minimum requirements for 2016
Afrikaans or English
Other programme-specific information
Students who are deemed to be at risk of their level of academic literacy are compelled to take ALL 110 and ALL 125.
Students who are deemed NOT to be at risk of their level of academic literacy are compelled to take language modules to the value of 12 credits from the list of language modules (see Academic literacy).
a. Students will be required to obtain an accredited Level 0/1 Coaching Certificate in one sport of choice in YCS 120 at their own cost as part of the degree requirements. A sports coaching certificate can be obtained from any recognised National Sport Federation (NSF) in South Africa. Practical demonstration and application of sports coaching skills could be done on and off campus.
b. Students will be required to obtain a Community Recreation Leader Certificate in YSL 110 at their own cost as part of the degree requirements. The department will make arrangements in this regard.
The academic literacy of all students who enrol at the University of Pretoria for the first time and all new students enrolling with the Faculty of Humanities for the first time will be assessed at the start of the academic year by means of their NSC marks.
- Students following a degree programme in English: The NSC Grade 12 English mark will be used to determine whether students in the Faculty of Humanities should register for the academic literacy modules (ALL 110 and ALL 125 in English):
- Home Language: Students with a 4 or lower register for ALL 110 and ALL 125.
- First Additional Language: Students with a 5 or lower register for ALL 110 and ALL 125.
- Students following a degree programme in Afrikaans: The NSC Grade 12 Afrikaans mark will be used to determine whether students in the Faculty of Humanities should register for the academic literacy modules (VAG 110 and VAG 125 in Afrikaans):
- Home Language: Students with a 4 or lower register for VAG 110 and VAG 125.
All students in the Faculty of Humanities who are identified as being at risk in terms of their level of academic literacy, are compelled to obtain at least 12 credits in the academic literacy modules ALL 110 or VAG 110 and ALL 125 or VAG 125.
All students in the Faculty of Humanities who are not at risk in terms of their level of academic literacy, are compelled to obtain at least 12 credits in language modules:
Department of English
ENG 110 Introduction to literature in English (I)
ENG 120 Introduction to literature in English (II)
ENG 118 English for specific purposes
AFR 110 Afrikaanse taalkunde en letterkunde
AFR 120 Afrikaanse taalkunde en letterkunde
AFR 114 Afrikaans vir sprekers van ander tale (I)
Department of African Languages
NDE 110 Introduction to isiNdebele grammar – Capita selecta
* Students who want to take isiNdebele in the second semester, should also register for AFT 121 (African languages literature: Capita selecta)
ZUL 110 IsiZulu for beginners
ZUL 111 Introduction to isiZulu grammar – Capita selecta
* Students want to take isiZulu in the second semester, should also register for AFT 121 (African languages literature: Capita selecta)
SEP 110 Sepedi for beginners
SEP 111 Introduction to Sepedi Grammar – Capita selecta
* Students who want to take Sepedi in the second semester, should also register for AFT 121 (African languages literature: Capita selecta)
STW 110 Setswana for beginners
STW 111 Introduction to Setswana Grammar – Capita selecta
*Students who want to take Setswana in the second semester, should also register for AFT 121 (African languages literature: Capita selecta)
Department of Modern European Languages
DTS 104 German for beginners
DTS 113 German: Cultural-professional (1) *Prerequisite: Grade 12 German
FRN 104 French for beginners
FRN 113 French: Cultural-professional (1) *Prerequisite: Grade 12 French
SPN 101 Spanish for beginners
SPN 102 Spanish for beginners
PTG 101 Portuguese for beginners
Department of Ancient Languages and Cultures
HEB 110 Hebrew
LAT 110 Latin
GRK 110 Greek