Discipline of Biokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences

Undergraduate degree

CHS – SPSC 1 Selection for the Bachelor of Sport Science

Candidates are eligible to apply for selections to register for the qualification of Bachelor of Sport Science provided they have

  1. a) an NSC degree pass with English, Life Orientation level 4 and Mathematics/Mathematics Literacy at level 3

(b)            30 points excluding Life Orientation

CHS – SPSC 2 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Sport Science

The curriculum for the qualification Bachelor of Sport Science, comprising modules with a total credit point value of 384 credits as approved by the Senate, shall extend over six semesters of full-time study.

CHS – SPSC 3 Progression requirements

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid either warning for slow academic progress or exclusion from the University, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below.

CHS – SPSC 4 Attendance

Attendance to all practical modules are compulsory.

Number Semesters


Min. Progression


“At Risk” threshold

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression


Curriculum for Bachelor of Sport Science(B-SPS)
Level 1
CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem
SSBR101History & Management of Sport Science161
SSBR113Principles of Coaching & Conditioning161
SSBR115Practical Component level 1A81
HPHS111Basic Human Physiology161
SSBR112Elements of Human Anatomy162
SSBR114Kinesiology & Health Education162
SSBR116Practical Component 1B82
HPHS112Physiological changes in Exercise and Training162
choose ONE of the following isiZulu Modules:
ZULN101Basic isiZulu languages Studies A162
ZULM105Academic Writing162
ZULN101 (non-Zulu speaking students) ZULM105 (Zulu speaking students)
 Total credits: level 1128 
Level 2
SSBR211Evaluation, Statistics & Measurement of Sport Science161
SSBR215Practical Component level 2A81
PSYC101Introduction to Psychology A161
SSBR216Practical Component level 2B82
SSBR233Applied Exercise Physiology162
PSYC102Introduction to Psychology B162
Exercise Science  Electives 
SSBR213Biomechanical Principles of Sport Science161
SSBR234Kinanthropometry and Nutrition162
Leisure Science Electives
HLSC116Community Studies162
 Total Credits: level 2128 
Level 3
SSBR311Sport Psychology161
SSBR315Practical Component level 3A161
SSBR316Practical Component level 3B162
HLSC340Applied Research Methods162
SSBR314Rehabilitation Science162
Additional Core for Exercise Science
SSBR319Functional Anatomy and Sport Injuries161
SSBR304Exercise Biochemistry162
HLSC311Clinical Sciences 1161
Additional Core for Leisure Science
SSBR317Recreation Services and Disabilities161
HLSC344Clinical Sciences III162

Total credits at level 3

Total credits for the degree