Postgraduate Degrees

Postgraduate Studies in Sport Science

Bachelor of Sport Science Honours

The purpose of this one-year post-Bachelor’s programme in Sport Science is to provide learners with greater understanding of the scientific basis for human performance. The programme is offered in three streams: Biokinetics, Exercise Science and Leisure Management. The curricula of the three streams have a common core content.

a) To be eligible to apply to register for the degree, a candidate must hold a Bachelors degree.

b) Eligible applicants shall be subject to selection based on the appropriateness of their academic background, the strength of their previous academic record, the availability of University resources, and University obligations in terms of University or government policies.

Curriculum and rules of combination

a) The curriculum is offered as a one year of full-time study programme.

b) There are three defined streams of specialisation in the curriculum, and students shall register for one specialisation only being : Biokinetics, Exercise Science, or Leisure Studies.

c) The modules SSBR701W1: Research Methods & Statistics and SSBR702: Research Project are compulsory modules regardless of the stream.

CHS – SPSCH 1 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Sport Science Honours

The curriculum for the qualification Bachelor of Sport Science Honours, comprising modules with a total credit value of not less than 128 credits as approved by the Senate, shall extend over two semesters of full-time study.

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Sport Science Honours (Biokinetics) (SPTSHB)
Core Modules
Code Name of Module Credits Sem
SSBR701 Research Methods & Statistics 16 1
SSBR702 Research Project 32 year
SSBR715 Clinical Exercise Studies 1 16 1
SSBR716 Clinical Exercise Studies 2 16 2
SSBR708 Biokinetics 1 16 1
SSBR709 Biokinetics 2 16 2
SSBR712 Internship 32 year
  Total credits for degree 144  

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Sport Science Honours (Exercise Science)(SPTSHE)
Core Modules
Code Name of Module Credits Sem
SSBR701 Research Methods & Statistics 16 1
SSBR702 Research Project 32 year
SSBR703 Exercise Science 16 1
SSBR704 Exercise Physiology 16 2
SSBR713 Internship 32 year
SSBR734 Laboratory Techniques in Sport Science & Exercise Physiology 16 2
SSBR706 Adapted Physical Activity 16 2
  Total credits for degree 144  

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Sport Science Honours (Leisure Sciences) (SPTSHR)
Core Modules
Code Name of Module Credits Sem
SSBR701 Research Methods & Statistics 16 1
SSBR711 Leisure Management 16 1
SSBR702 Research Project 32 year
SSBR714 Internship 32 year
SSBR710 Leisure Services 16 2
SSBR720 Leisure Programme Delivery 16 2
SSBR706 Adapted Physical Activity 16 2
  Total credits for degree 144  

Master of Sport Science (Research) : Students may elect to enrol on a part time or full time basis

  • SSBR8FY – Masters Research in Sport Science
  • SSBR8SY – Masters Research in Sport Science Subsequent Year

Doctor of Philosophy in Sport Science (Research) : Students may elect to enrol on a part time or full time basis

  • SSBR9FY – PhD Research in Sport Science
  • SSBR9SY – PhD Research in Sport Science Subsequent Year

Purpose

To facilitate and provide an opportunity for postgraduate study, research skills development, and lif-long learning.

SCPS25 Eligibility and selection

(a) The following shall be eligible to apply for admission to the programme of study:

  1. For the Masters degree, a Bachelor of Sport Science Hons and for the Doctorate degree, a Master of Sport Science, of the University or an applicant who has been admitted by the Senate to the status of this degree in terms of general College rule.
  2. An applicant in terms of general College rule
  3. Applicants who are eligible in terms of a) shall be subject to selection.