Dr Marlene Opperman
Senior Lecturer
Exercise and Sport Sciences
130C C110
Exercise and Sport Sciences
IB 35
051 4012289
Mabaleng Building C110

Short CV

Tertiary training
Ph.D (Biokinetics) Potchefstroom University for C.H.E. presently known as The University of the North West, Potchefstroom campus, 1998

Work experience
Tertiary education:

  • Venda In Service Training Centre: 4 months
  • University of the North: 6 years
  • University of the Free State: 22 years

Area(s) of Interest

Promotion of wellness and the prevention of chronic illnesses - Exercise testing and prescription as non-pharmacological intervention for the promotion of fitness and health, as well as the prevention of the development of chronic illnesses 

Rehabilitation of chronic illnesses - Exercise testing and prescription as non-pharmacological treatment of people with chronic illnesses (e.g. heart disease, diabetes, etc.) and physical disability, as well as special populations

Sport injuries - Rehabilitation of sport injuries

Courses Presented

BIK114: Theory and practice of functional anatomy

MBWB1514: Theory and practice of functional anatomy

MBW601: Research project (according to the chosen  specialisation)  

MBW607: Exercise Physiology and Programme Prescription (preventive and rehabilitating)

MBW608: Evaluation and Biokinetics Practice  A portion of the module


Central Information Office
T: +27 51 401 3739
F: +27 86 579 5154

E: StudentAdminFHS@ufs.ac.za

Student Administration
Faculty Administration

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