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Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
January 2021

February 2021

Program description

BSc (Physiotherapy)

Physiotherapy is an excellent career choice for the enthusiastic individual with compassion for others. The Department of Physiotherapy is passionate about and proud of the program and aim to instil this passion and pride in all our students. Discipline-specific and critical learning outcomes are taught within a problemand community-based framework. Graduates enjoy national and international recognition. Equity and transparency are applied in both student selection and course assessment while maintaining a high standard.

The profession develops critical thinking, thereby contributing to the full development of each student and the social and economic development of the entire community. Physiotherapists are involved in healthcare with emphasis on a physical approach to maintaining and achieving the physical, psychological, and social well-being of communities and individuals.

It is highly recommended to visit a physiotherapy practice, hospitals, and rehabilitation centres before applying for Physiotherapy. Doing this will ensure an informed decision regarding a career choice. Contact your nearest physiotherapist for assistance and ask if you could spend a fun and hardworking day with them (Find a physiotherapist in an area near you from the SASP website).

Admission requirements

Pay attention to the following important information:

  • The UFS reserves the right to change the minimum requirements of each program or any other information without notifying you.
  • There are specific admission requirements that you should meet if you want to study at any South African university. If you finished school in or after 2008 and have a National Senior Certificate (NSC), you need to have a performance level of at least 4 (50%) in four (4) of the seven (7) subjects included in your NSC subject package. LO is excluded.
  • All admission requirements apply to first-year students in 2021.
  • Admission to study at the UFS is dependent on the following:
    • Your application should meet all the minimum requirements for the program
    • The program must have available space and capacity to admit students
    • You have to submit valid school results with your application

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

First Year

First Semester – Compulsory Modules

  • Physical Sciences
  • Anatomy (year module)
  • Physiotherapy (year module)
  • Chemistry

Second Semester – Compulsory Modules

  • Physical Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology

Career opportunities

Career opportunities are available in a range of settings, including hospitals, private practice, schools for children with special needs, rehabilitation units, old-age homes, and with sports teams competing at various levels.

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About this institute

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The University of the Free State

The University of the Free State is situated in Bloemfontein – the centre of South Africa.  Bloemfontein serves as the capital of the Free State Province as well as the. Judicial Capital of South Africa.  This beautiful city is also...

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Contact info

The University of the Free State

PO Box 339
9300 Bloemfontein

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