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School of Allied Health Professions: School of Allied Health Professions Home


The University of the Free State (UFS) School for Allied Health Professions excels in the presentation of programmes in:

The School for Allied Health Professions plays a critical role in the provision of healthcare for all age groups.


The School for Allied Health Professions, as a national and international leader, strives to provide top-quality teaching and training, health services and research that are scientifically and relevantly grounded and that address the needs of the community.


Our mission is practising science as it finds expression in creating, integrating, applying and conveying knowledge, skills, values and attitude within the framework of health sciences.


The following degrees and diplomas can be obtained in the School for Allied Health Professions:

Baccalareus Degrees

  • Baccalaureus Occupational Therapy
  • Baccalaureus Scientiae in Dietetics
  • Baccalaureus Scientiae in Physiotherapy
  • Baccalareus Optometry

Diploma in Optical Dispensing (3 years).

Exercise and Sport Sciences
Exercise and Sport Sciences
 Nutrition and Dietetics
 Occupational Therapy
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