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The University of the Free State (UFS) School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences excels in the presentation of programmes in:


The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is a visible and key regional role player in the development and training of engaged, competent and socially just health professionals that addresses the healthcare needs of diverse communities.

In envisioning a transformative approach to addressing community needs, a pioneering Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre project commenced in 2022, with the active involvement of all first and second-year students in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences as well as students from across campus. This visionary initiative seeks to create impactful opportunities for student development through the integration of curricular and non-curricular activities. This collaborative effort not only enriches the learning experiences of the students but also cultivates a holistic and sustainable model for community well-being.

To uphold academic excellence and ensure accountability in a caring and social just environment by integrating relevant knowledge, skills, and attitudes in teaching and learning, research and engaged scholarship for the broader framework of healthcare environment.

The values of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences are contained in those of the Faculty of Health Sciences and the University of the Free State with the emphasis on:

• Excellence

• Care

• Integrity

• Impact

• Ethical practice

The School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences is committed to the enhancement of teaching and learning through the strategic integration of digitalization both within the classroom and the healthcare environment. In answer, an interactive, interprofessional space was created where all students and staff within the School of Health and Rehabilitation can work with and learn from each other within an interactive and digitally enhanced space.

Aligned with the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences’ vision and mission, additional interprofessional training opportunities are created through an interprofessional curriculum spanning all four study years focussed on developing the attributes of desirability, care, and responsible citizenship. Student learning and experience is further enhanced by including a variety of expert presenters from within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, across the University of the Free State, as well as experts working outside of the academic environment.

The following degrees and diplomas can be obtained in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:

Baccalaureus Degrees

  • Baccalaureus Occupational Therapy
  • Baccalaureus Scientiae in Dietetics
  • Baccalaureus Scientiae in Physiotherapy
  • Baccalaureus Optometry
  • Baccalaureus Biokinetics
  • Baccalaureus Sport Coaching


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

E: StudentAdminFHS@ufs.ac.za

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