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Welcome to Undergraduate Programme

The Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science (SRES) provides students with the necessary academic and professional skills to promote health through participation in sport, recreation and physical activities.​


 Undergraduate Programme


​​Medical Clearance

Every applicant wishing to register for any of the study programmes and/or courses offered by the Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science at the University of the Western Cape must submit a certificate issued by a registered medical practitioner (in the format approved by the University) attesting to the absence of any medical, physical or mental condition that may prevent him/her from participating in the theoretical and/or practical aspects (which may include strenuous physical exercise). In addition to the medical certificate referred to above, both the parents (or guardian/s) of applicants that are under 21 years of age are required to sign a document (in the format approved by the University) exempting the University from any legal action and or legal liability that may arise from their children (or wards) partaking in any of programmes offered by the Department.


Admission Requirments

BA Sports​, Recreation and Exercise Science (SRES)

English at level 4

Maths at level 3 or Maths Literacy at level 4

Another language at level 3    


English at level 4

Maths at level 4 or Maths Literacy at level 6

Another language at level 3

Life Sciences at level 4 


Programme Content (BA & BSc degrees) 

First Year

Core Cours​es:


Computer Literacy

Introduction to Philosophy of Care 

Primary Health Care



Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology

Practicals (Dance & Aquatics)

Practicals (Adventure and Outdoor Recreation)     

Second Year

SRES Modules:


Games Concepts

Basic Principles of Sport and Recreation Management

Sport Psychology

Sport in Society

Evaluation and Measurement

Motor Control & Development


Development of Exercise Physiology   

Third Year

SRES Modules: Students must choose eight of the following modules, depending on which degree is taken:



Adapted Physical Activity

Fitness Internship

Sports Safety


Fitness Coaching Internship

Management of Sport

Sport and Community Development

Adapted Physical Activity

Recreation Major

Recreation Internship

Applied Sport Management

Applied Sport Management  Internship

Advanced Exercise Physiology

 Electives:  Students must choose specified modules from one of following departments: 

 BA SRES degree:  History, Psychology, Management or English.

BSc SES degree:  Medical Biosciences.

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