WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,118 /year
Applications Begin:1 April 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Doornfontein Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2021
Programme Overview

Successful students will have acquired the intellectual competencies and practical skills to enable them to become practitioners in the field of Sport Development.

This field entails three levels: Firstly on the micro-level, it deals with the study of the development of individual competencies with regard to movement. Secondly, on the meso-level it refers to the way in which community development can be facilitated through participation in sport and recreation and the establishment of facilities.

Thirdly on the macro-level, the possible positive social impact of sport and recreation on society generally towards the enhancement of the quality of human life is studied. This then implies the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of social science principles related to the context of sport development.

Students will develop the ability to discuss and investigate human conduct and interaction in sport and recreation, particularly in the South African context.


First year
Semester one
Kinesiology 1A
Sport Administration 1C
Anatomy & Physiology 1A
Anthropology 1A
Development Studies 1A
Sociology 1A
Semester two
Kinesiology 1B
Sport Practice 1D
Anatomy & Physiology 1A
Anthropology 1B
Development Studies 1B
Sociology 1B

Second year
Semester one
Didactics and Exercise Science 2A
Development Studies 2A
Leisure and Sport Tourism Studies 2D
Sociology 2A
Semester two
Exercise Science 2B
Practical Aspects 2E
Development Studies 2B
Sociology 2B

Third year
Semester one
Sport Psychology and Perceptual Motor
Learning 3A
Development Studies 3A
Sociology 3A
Semester two
Sport Sociology 3B
Work Integrated Learning 3E
Development Studies 3B
Sociology 3B

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 – APS Score with minimum requirements as shown below:
(Please note the score for Life Orientation is halved when calculating APS):

Minimum APS (Total of 25 with Mathematics or 26 with Mathematical Literacy)
Language of teaching and learning – 5
Other recognised language – 4
Mathematics – 3
Mathematical Literacy – 4
Life Orientation – 4
Subject 1 – 4
Subject 2 – 4
Subject 3 – 3

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

Jobs directly related to your degree include:
• Event manager.
• Fitness center manager.
• Outdoor activities/education manager.
• Personal trainer.
• Secondary school teacher (physical education).
• Sports administrator.
• Sports coach.
• Sports development officer.

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,118
Tuition Fees for SADC and African Students: $2,301

*The normal Tuition Fees for South African Students is R35,120

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 (R35,120) + International Levy (R2,000) + ICT Levy (R430) +Registration Fee (R610) = R‭38,160‬
-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

​​Dikeledi Dire
Undergraduate Senior Faculty Officer