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Programme: BSportSci BSportSci

Code Faculty Duration Credits Download
10135002 Faculty of Health Sciences Duration of study: 3 years Total credits: 402
Contact:
Prof PS Wood
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+27 (0)124206046

Programme information

This three year full-time BSportSci programme will consist of two specialist qualification pathways, namely Biokinetics and Sports Science. The first two years of study will comprise a generic curriculum shared with all BSportSci students that will include basic and applied sciences of the human body. At the end of the second year selection will take place on academic merit and students will branch into the specific Sports Science curriculum or Biokinetics curriculum up until the completion of their three year of studies. The first year of internship for the Biokinetics students will run concurrently with their third year. Then the Biokinetics students will proceed with the BScHons in Biokinetics with the second year of their internship. The four-year Biokinetics programme (3 + 1) is in line with the new regulations of the HPCSA for Biokinetics training which all universities that offer this programme will follow. The Sports Science students have the option of proceeding with the BScHons in Sports Science, enrol and complete the PGCE or start working in the sporting industry.

 

Admission requirements

Selection is based on academic merit, using a combination of the the Admission Point Score (APS) and the National Benchmark Test (NBT) as well as a Value-Added Questionnaire (VAQ). For final selection, certain minimum achievement levels are required (refer to the minimum requirements on page 1). In the case of candidates who are still at school, the Grade 11 final examination marks are used as the basis for provisional selection. One hundred (100) students are selected on academic merit for the first year of study.

 
Minimum requirements for 2016
Achievement level
English Mathematics Physical Sciences or Life Sciences APS
NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level NSC/IEB HIGCSE AS-Level A-Level
5 3 C C 5 3 C C 5 3 C C 30
 

 

Minimum credits: 141

Fundamental modules

Core modules

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    Introduction (terminology and anatomical orientation); chemical principles; cytology and histology; neuro-physiology and the senses; haematology and body fluids; cardiovascular system.

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    Respiratory system; nutrition; digestion and metabolism; kidneys and acid-base equilibrium; endocrinology; reproduction physiology and reproduction; skin and body temperatures.

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    The acquisition of a basic medical orientated vocabulary compiled from Latin and Greek stem forms combined with prefixes and suffixes derived from those languages. The manner in which the meanings of medical terms can be determined by analysing the terms into their recognisable meaningful constituent parts, is taught and exercised. The functional use of medical terms in context as practical outcome of terminological application is continually attended to.

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    Units, vectors, one dimensional kinematics, dynamics, work, equilibrium, sound, liquids, heat, thermodynamic processes, electric potential and capacitance, direct current and alternating current, optics, modern physics, radio activity.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection

    This module serves as an introduction to the fundamental concepts related to sports injuries.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection Introduction to information technology in Sport and Exercise – computer skills; research techniques; library services and functions; searches, referencing techniques, plagiarism, ethics in research, theories in research.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection A study, critique and analysis of human motor growth and development in regular populations. Growth, maturation, physical activity and performance of children and adolescents as they progress from birth to young adulthood are included.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection Development of programmes for stretching and flexibility training, strength training, speed development and plyometrics, endurance training, exercise selection, and periodisation. Sport specific. Periodisation: concepts and applications.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection Selecting appropriate tests, testing protocols and procedures, and evaluation of test data.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection. Sports-specific skills, team situation; rules and regulations, refereeing; game analysis; coaching.

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    *Closed - requires departmental selection This module introduces the student to basic anatomical concepts regarding body areas, levels, axes of motion and anatomical terminology. Development anatomy forms the first part of the module. From there the student continues to the study of osteology, anthropometry, musculo-skeletal system, bone function and classification, nerve innervation, anatomy of the brain, the cardio-respiratory system and the endocrine system. An important aspect of the module is movement anatomy and its application.

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Minimum credits: 141

Core modules

Minimum credits: 130

Core modules

  • Module content:

    *Closed – requires departmental selection Applying biomechanical principles through understanding the use of various measurement techniques and technology for the biomechanical analysis of sport.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection The student will be taught on disciplines such as gymnasium layout, warm-up techniques and training methods with reference to traditional anatomical areas.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection After completion of this module the student will be able to perform the following applied physiological practical tests during talent identification and programme prescription: static lung functions, direct maximal oxygen consumption, indirect maximal oxygen consumption, anaerobic power tests, anthropometry, and the Wingate anaerobic muscle endurance test.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection In this module the focus will be on fundamental quantitative or experimental research methodology, and statistics. The student will have the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of the module through the medium of a written theoretical examination and a research proposal.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection This module focuses primarily on preparing the student for specialisation in biokinetics at postgraduate level. The focus is primarily on the anatomical position, symptoms and identification of the most important soft tissue injuries in sport and the use of exercise as a rehabilitation modality in the final phase of rehabilitation.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection Sports-specific specific evaluation and programme prescription.

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    *Closed – requires departmental selection. Environmental considerations, nutrition, body composition and performance, cardio-vascular physiology.

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