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Tuition Fees:$3,607 /year
Applications Begin:April 2021
Student Intake:60 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Start Date:February 2022
Academic Unit:Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus:Medical School Campus
Application Deadline: 31 July 2021
Programme Overview

Physiotherapy aims to help people in the community to lead a healthy lifestyle, to prevent illness or injury for those at risk, and to treat people who have been disabled or injured. Physiotherapy makes use of physiologically-based movement techniques, massage, electrotherapy and other physical means to prevent and treat injury and disease.

This is a four-year degree programme. When you obtain the BSc (Physiotherapy) degree, and after you have completed a year’s community service, you will be allowed by the Health Professions Council of South Africa to practise as a physiotherapist.

You will help people of all ages who suffer from (for example) breathing and chest problems, cerebral palsy, strokes, fractured bones, stiff joints, sports injuries and painful necks and backs.

Curriculum

First Year

PPH1001F Becoming a Professional

PSY1004F Introduction to Psychology Part 1 *

HUB1019F Anatomy and Physiology IA

HUB1022F Biosciences for Physiotherapy IA

AHS1033F Movement Science I 18 5

PPH1002S Becoming a Health Professional 15 5

HUB1020S Anatomy and Physiology IB

HUB1023S Biosciences for Physiotherapy IB

AHS1034S Introduction to Applied Physiotherapy

PSY1006F Introduction to Psychology Part 1+

PSY1004F Introduction to Psychology Part 1

PSY1006F Introduction to Psychology Part 1+

HUB1019F Anatomy and Physiology IA

HUB1022F Biosciences for Physiotherapy IA

AHS1033F Movement Science I

HUB1020S Anatomy & Physiology IB

HUB1023S Biosciences for Physiotherapy IB

AHS1034S Introduction to Applied Physiotherapy

Second Year

SLL1028H Xhosa for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences* or

SLL1048H Afrikaans for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences*

AHS2002W Clinical Sciences I

HUB2015W Anatomy & Physiology II for Health & Rehab Sciences

HUB2023W Biosciences for Physiotherapy II

AHS2050H Clinical Physiotherapy I

AHS2052H Movement Science II

AHS2053H Applied Physiotherapy 1

Third Year

AHS3004W Clinical Sciences II AHS3069W Clinical Physiotherapy II

AHS3070H Becoming a Rehabilitation Professional I

AHS3076H Movement Science III 24 7

AHS3077H Applied Physiotherapy II 22 7

AHS3078H Research Methods and Biostatistics I 10 7

Fourth Year

AHS4065W Clinical Physiotherapy III

AHS4066F/S Becoming a Rehabilitation Professional II

AHS4071F/S Applied Physiotherapy III

AHS4072H Research Methods and Biostatistics II

Admission Requirements

NSC Examinations

730 FPS or above

50% for English (Home or First Additional Language)

50% for Mathematics

50% for Physical Sciences or Life Sciences

50% or above for the next three best subjects, excluding Life Orientation

NBT scores of Intermediate for AL, QL and Mathematics

Advanced (A) Level

43 points plus NBT score of 202 / 300 (Proficient /

Intermediate ranges)

At least a C symbol in two A level subjects (A level subjects

must include Mathematics or Physics or Chemistry or Biology); plus At least a C at AS Level or IGCSE level in Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or Biology, if these were not taken at A level; plus At least a C in English, which may be at AS or IGCSE level.


Advanced Subsidiary (AS) Level

43 points plus NBT score of 202 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges)

At least a C in four AS Level subjects, of which two must be Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry)

At least a C in English, which may be at IGCSE Level. If Mathematics is taken at IGCSE Level, a C is also required.

International Baccalaureate

43 points plus NBT score of 202 / 300 (Proficient / Intermediate ranges).

At least grade 4 in three Higher level subjects, two of which must be Mathematics and/ or Chemistry and/or Physics and/or English. (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry).

At least grade 4 in the remaining two subjects (Physics or Chemistry or Mathematics or English), which may be at Standard level. (Biology may be substituted for Physics and Chemistry.) If Mathematics is at standard level, Physics and Chemistry or Biology must be at Higher level.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African & SADC Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $18

Apply online

You will need a working email address and your South African identity number. If you are an international applicant, you need your passport number.

Applications close

31 July of the year prior to study for South African and international applicants.

Application status

Check your application status online or follow the directions on your letter from the admissions office in order to log in and determine your application status. Should you not have received your login and password, you may also use your names and birth date.

Career Opportunities

As a physiotherapist you may open your own practice, or work at community centres, hospitals and outpatient clinics.

Many physiotherapists work in special schools for disabled children or provide rehabilitation programmes in people’s homes in order for them to become as independent as possible at home and in their communities. You may also choose to work and travel with sports teams to treat injuries and advise on the fitness of members of the teams and on proper training to prevent common injuries associated with a particular sport.

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Tuition Fees for South African & SADC Students: $3,607
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,607

Please note that fees and payment requirements differ for local and international students. A further distinction is made between international students from the SADC region, international students from elsewhere in Africa, and international students from outside Africa. The following information does not apply to students registering at the Graduate School of Business (GSB).

South African citizens and South African permanent residents

An initial payment of fees (for tuition and residence) is due by January. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. You will be allowed to register if the initial payment has not been received by the due date.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment),

plus if applicable;

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due 30 June 2020.

International students from the SADC region

An initial payment of fees (tuition and residence and the administrative service fee) is due before registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

The amounts due are:

Tuition cost initial payment R27,000 (or the full fee where this is lower than the initial payment), plus

Non-refundable administrative service fee R4,000

plus if applicable

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

International Students

International students must make a minimum initial payment towards the tuition fees, international term fees and residence fees (where applicable), prior to registration. If payment is not received on or before the due date, a one-off late payment fee of 8% of the unpaid amount will be charged. Allow a minimum of 14 working days for the payment to reflect in UCT’s bank account.

Payment due prior to registration for:

UCT full-time international fee-paying students (except Master’s & PhD students): R95,000

This is not the full cost. Final payment is due in June.

plus if applicable:

Residence (catering) initial payment R33,000, or

Residence (self-catering) initial payment R21,500

This is not the full residence cost. Final payment is due in June.

Relevant Contact

 
Dr Soraya Maart
Programme Convener
 
Bonnie Croeser
Senior Secretary