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Courses Offered at ESSM

ESSM offers postgraduate training at the Honours, Masters and Doctoral levels. The Honours courses in Exercise Science and Biokinetics may only be undertaken full-time over 1 year. The correspondence MPhil courses in Sports Physiotherapy and Sport and Exercise Medicine may only be undertaken part-time. Selection for all courses is made primarily on the basis of academic merit.

  1. BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science
  2. BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science (Biokinetics)
  3. MSc (Med) Exercise Science
  4. MPhil (Biokinetics)
  5. MPhil (Sport and Exercise Medicine)
  6. MPhil (Physiotherapy)
  7. PhD (Exercise Science)

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BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science

This course is for graduates with a BSc degree who have at least one undergraduate course in physiology, biochemistry or another biological science. The aim of this course is to equip students with the basic knowledge and techniques for a career in exercise science or physiology research and teaching.

 

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Course Contact: Ayesha Hendricks (021) 650 3108

 

BSc (Med)(Hons) Exercise Science (Biokinetics)

Graduates with a degree in Human Movement Studies or Physical Education are eligible for this course. The aim of the course is to improve the knowledge of the exercise sciences and to combine this with some specific clinical experience in the management of rehabilitation. This course is followed by a one-year internship and subsequent registration with the Board of Physiotherapy, Biokinetics and Podiatry of the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Even though the university has a deadline for honours applications, you may still apply for a reasonable period after this deadline.

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Course Contact: Ayesha Hendricks (021) 650 3108

 

MPhil (Biokinetics)

ESSM's MPhil (Biokinetics) degree is among the first such qualifications offered in South Africa. A structured master’s programme with research will provide an opportunity for important clinical continuing education for the biokineticist, as well as creating a platform for conducting clinically relevant research to add to the growing body of evidence-based practice.

 

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Course Contact: Ayesha Hendricks (021) 650 3108

 

MPhil (Sport and Exercise Medicine)

Graduates with a MBChB or equivalent degree are eligible for this course. The MPhil is a part-time degree that runs over a period of 3 years and consists of course work, clinical examinations and a research project. The course work includes basic information on the exercise sciences, with substantial emphasis on applied information on the clinical aspects of sports medicine, including the management of sports injuries and specific medical problems arising in sport and exercise.

 

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Course Contact: Ayesha Hendricks (021) 650 3108

 

MPhil (Physiotherapy)

This course is designed for graduates with a BSc degree in Physiotherapy. The aim of this degree is to enhance the physiotherapist's knowledge of the exercise sciences and to combine this with clinical experience in the management and research of sports-related problems relating to physiotherapy.

 

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Course Contact: Dr. Theresa Burgess (021) 406 6171

 

MSc and PhD

Students who hold a BSc (Med)(Hons), MBChB or equivalent degree are eligible for the MSc. However, only those students with an MSc or 1 year of full time registration for an MSc are eligible for the PhD degree. Students are required to submit a thesis, which is examined by external reviewers.

Course Contact: Assoc. Prof. Andrew Bosch (021) 650 4578