Study Physiotherapy At University of KwaZulu-Natal

The University of KwaZulu-Natal offers the following physiotherapy courses;

First Year

Physiotherapy modules: Introduction to Physiotherapy Science and Electrotherapy for Physiotherapy

External Modules: Biology, Physics, Psychology, Zulu (for non-isiZulu speakers), Academic Writing (for isiZulu-speakers)

Second Year

Physiotherapy modules: Kinesiology for Physiotherapy, Massage and Manipulation, Neurology and Community Physiotherapy

External Modules: Human Physiology and Anatomy (Head, neck, trunk, limbs and embryology)

Third Year

Physiotherapy modules: Principles of Physiotherapy Practice, Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (4 hospital/community sites)

External Modules: Clinical Sciences for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

Fourth Year

Physiotherapy modules: Principles of Physiotherapy, Clinical Elective, Physiotherapy Research, Physiotherapy Clinical Practice (4 hospital/community sites)

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External Modules: Clinical Sciences for Physiotherapy

Admission Requirements And How To Apply

Students who matriculated in 2007 and before: A matric exemption with a minimum of 36 matriculation points.

Students who matriculated from 2008: APS score of 30, with NSC subjects English (HL/FAL), LO 4, Mathematics, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences all at level 4.

Only students applying for Physiotherapy as first choice will be considered.

Students who do not meet the above requirements can enrol into the Science Foundation Programme or complete one year BSc provided they pass Psychology, Physics and Biology during that year. Students can re-apply the following year for a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree.

Application forms for admission into the University are obtainable from the Central Applications Office (CAO)

Admission requirements are subject to change. Please call +27 31 2607933 for more enquiries on the application process into the Physiotherapy programme.

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