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Physiotherapy, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Overview

Physiotherapists aim to improve patients’ quality of life through skilled evaluation and therapy that reduces their pain and restores movement and physical function. This often restores their ability to perform normal activities. Physiotherapy also aims to maintain patients’ mobility, muscle strength, and exercise endurance.

With this Physiotherapy degree at University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg , you can work as part of a multidisciplinary team in hospitals, clinics, community health centres, private practices, schools for children with disabilities, centres for people living with disabilities, and sports centres.

Career Opportunities

The field of physiotherapy is vast, encompassing six different areas, namely:

  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Community Health
  • Neuromusculo-skeletal
  • Neurology
  • Orthopaedic
  • Paediatrics
  • Sport Physiotherapy (specialised branch of physiotherapy which deals with injuries and health of the sports person)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Medical Sciences 
  • Chemistry 
  • Introduction to Physiotherapy 
  • Physics 
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Basic Principles of Group and Individual
  • Psychology 
  • Human Behavioural Sciences 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • English Home OR First Additional Language
  • Level 5
  • Life Sciences AND/OR Physical Science
  • Level 5
  • Mathematics
  • Level 5
The Faculty of Health Sciences uses a composite index score to guide applicant selection. This includes:
  • Your matric academic results for 5 subjects: English, Mathematics, Physical Science/Life Sciences, and the best two other subjects. We consider the percentage achieved, not the symbol.
  • National Benchmark Test (NBT) scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5884 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5884 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2942 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2942 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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R55360

Living costs for Johannesburg

  • 8434 - 12040 ZAR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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