Description: Exercise and Sport Sciences Keywords: Biokinetics

A biokineticist is an exercise specialist/therapist that functions in professional alliance with health and medicine, and is recognized by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

A biokineticist, as part of the allied medical team, specializes in preventive medicine and final-phase rehabilitation. The biokineticist improves a person’s physical status and quality of life through individualized scientific assessment and exercise prescription.

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 Career opportunities

  • Biokineticist in the private and public sector
  • Biokineticist at tertiary institutions (eg. universities)
  • Biokineticist at sport institutions and/or national and provincial sports teams
  • Biokineticist working in the SANDF, SAPS, Correctional Services, etc.
  • Medical representative


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