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Postgraduate

The Department of Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science (SRES) at the University of the Western Cape has many exciting postgraduate programmes.
  • BA (Hons) Sport and Recreation Management (SRM) - Inactive from 2019 Onwards  
  • BA (Hons) (SRES) 
  • B.Sc. And BA (Hons) Biokinetics 
  • MA (SRES) (Research Thesis) 
  • MA/M.Sc. Biokinetics (Research Thesis)
  • PhD (SRES) Research Thesis.  
Some possible career opportunities
  • Biokinetics, 
  • Exercise prescription, 
  • Fitness counselling/coaching, 
  • Fitness instruction, e.g. aerobics and personal training, 
  • Lifestyle managing, 
  • Programme planning and management, 
  • Facility management and administration, 
  • Sport psychology, 
  • Sports coaching, 
  • Life orientation and teaching (health and physical education), 
  • Sport administration and organisation, 
  • Communications, e.g. sports journalism, broadcasting and public relations.

THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMMES ARE OFFERED

All the Honours programmes include a research component.

B.A. OR B.Sc HONOURS DEGREE IN BIOKINETICS
Students with an interest in sports science and exercise rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. A limited number of students can be admitted to this programme.  

B.A. HONOURS DEGREE IN SPORT AND RECREATION MANAGEMENT (NOT BEING OFFERED 2019 ONWARDS)
Students with an interest in management of sport and recreation events, programmes and facilities are encouraged to apply. This programme is accessible to RPL candidates.

B.A. HONOURS DEGREE IN SPORT, RECREATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE
Students interested in obtaining a broader understanding of the application of various disciplines within the domain of sport, recreation and exercise science are encouraged to apply. 

Those interested in this degree can choose between two streams of study:
  1. Conditioning Coaching - students with an interest in the primary goal of training athletes and teams to maximise their full potential
  2. Community and Health Development ??(NUMBERS PERMITTING) Students with an interest in promoting community health and giving communities ways to maintain healthy lifestyles.
M.A. / M.Sc BIOKINETICS (Full thesis)
M.A. DEGREE IN SPORT, RECREATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE (Full thesis)
Ph.D DEGREE IN SPORT, RECREATION AND EXERCISE SCIENCE (Full thesis)

For more information on the about any of the postgraduate programmes and for application processes therein, please click on the respective 'tabs' above.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL PROGRAMMES INCLUDE:

Degree in SRES (Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science) or equivalent thereof, with a minimum pass of 60%. Closing date for applications is as indicated on the home page for all PG studies.

What is the SES Programme?
Students interested in obtaining a broader understanding of the application of various disciplines within the domain of sport, recreation and exercise science are encouraged to apply.

Those interested in this degree can choose between two streams of study: 
  1. Conditioning Coaching - Interest in the primary goal of training athletes and teams to maximise their full potential
  2. Community and Health Development (offered depending on numbers applying) - interest in promoting community health and giving communities ways to maintain healthy lifestyles.??
SES Hons Applications:
Those wanting to apply for SES or SRM programmes, please download and complete the three relevant attached forms. 

Current & New UWC Students
Complete the following: Applications Close 31 August 2022
  1. Complete the SRES SES Hons Application Form, online via link this link: https://forms.gle/tWxP5P9fPG2TjCNb9
  2. Provide up to date transcripts of a relevant undergraduate degree.
  3. Provide three (3) reference reports (form can be found at below).
What Is Biokinetics?
Biokinetics is a medically recognised profession involving the management of effective exercise habits in order to improve one’s physical status and quality of life. A biokineticist achieves this through an individualised assessment and exercise prescription in the dual context of clinical pathology (acute and chronic) and performance enhancement. A biokineticist is registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa

What does a biokineticist do?
A biokineticist improves an individual’s physical status and quality of life through individualised assessment and exercise prescription in the dual context of clinical pathology (acute and chronic) and performance enhancement.
 
Biokinetics Applications:
Complete the following:?  Applications Close: 31 July 2022
  1. Complete the SRES Biokinetics Application Form, online via link this link: https://forms.gle/tWxP5P9fPG2TjCNb9
  2. Provide up to date transcripts of a relevant undergraduate degree.
  3. Provide three (3) referee reports (form can be found at below).
BIOKINETICS APPLICATION REFEREE REPORT FORM 2023

Biokinetics Internship Applications (currently closed):
Those wanting to apply for Biokinetics Internships, watch this space closely for further correspondence in due course.