WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,690 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelors degree in Biokinetics
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Biokinetics focuses on rehabilitation through movement which improves a person’s physical well being and quality of life. The individualised scientific assessment and prescription of rehabilitative exercise aim to prevent, treat or manage certain ailments and injuries as well as enhance physical performance.

The centre has state of the art equipment including a Gait re-training treadmill, balance plate, Cybex (isokinetic testing) machine, Moto-Med and also offers aquatic therapy. The Biodex treadmill uses audio cueing and visual biofeedback stimulus in order to improve gait training for improved sensory enrichment thus facilitates patients are getting better, faster.

The Biodex Balance System is used to meet the needs of patients looking to improve balance, increase agility and develop muscle. The Cybex testing and rehabilitation machine is useful for dynamic and static neuromuscular loading.

Various testing and training programs have been scientifically formulated to load various joints (knee, ankle, hip, shoulder, wrist and elbow), which can be used to assess absolute strength.

The Cybex provides immediate biofeedback which can be analysed and shared with physicians. The Moto-Med is an intelligent motor aided therapy device that is able to detect and relieve muscle spasms. This piece of equipment is beneficial for neurological, orthopaedic and wheel-chair bound patients. It has both active and passive functions; facilitates neurological stimulation; relaxation; provides visual biofeedback on symmetry, speed, muscle tone and power output.

Our rehabilitation pool offers easy access with graded steps and a sloping floor including two plunge areas measuring at 1,8m and 2m deep for deepwater rehabilitation. The pool’s temperature is maintained between 32̊-34̊ C with a salt chlorinated filtration system which is gentle on skin.

Admission Requirements

A Senior Certificate with an M-score of 12, or an equivalent qualification as determined by a Status Committee.
A National Senior Certificate

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $12
Application Fees for SADC and African Students: $12


Please note the following:

— No application fee will be charged for online applications.

— If you have previously applied and have a UJ student number, please call the UJ Call Centre (011 559 4555) to ensure that your cell number and email address are captured on our student database. This will ensure you receive a PIN number to complete the online application process.

An applicant must go to and select online web application.


Paper application forms are available on request at a fee of R200. Please note, there is no payment required for online applications.

NB: If you receive a conditional acceptance letter, your matric results will determine final admission into the programme you have applied for. Only then will you be allowed to register.

Career Opportunities

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,690
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,874

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R44,616

35% of the tuition fees need to be paid by April, and 100% by July.

All students must pay at least R3,870 before they begin their studies while students residing on campus will need to pay at least R6,470 before the begin.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries and other African Countries pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, and a non-refundable international levy of R2,000.

*In addition to normal tuition fees, students from the rest of the world (outside Africa) pay a non-refundable ICT levy, a registration fee, plus a non-refundable international levy of R17,000

International Levy Amount:
-SADC & Africa – R2,000
-Rest of the World – R17,000

ICT Levy – R430
Registration Fee – R610

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

For International Students:
International Student Tuition Fees = Normal Tuition Fee (R44,616) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭47,656‬
-an upfront payment of 30% of tuition fees should be paid at registration.
-then 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by next 30 April.
-and the final 35% of the tuition fees should be paid by 31 July.
The University will offer a 5% discount should all fees be paid at registration.
Fees generally increase between 5 and 15 percent per year. Please contact the University in December to obtain the approved fees for the 2021 academic year.

Relevant Contact

Miss. ​​Dikeledi Dire
Undergraduate Senior Faculty Officer