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The field of biokinetics is all about movement and its importance in everyday life, for people of all ages.
Loss of the ability to move parts of our bodies can affect all aspects of our lives including communication, learning, development, health as well as affecting general quality of life.
To address this, biokineticists specialise in scientific exercise. They will prescribe specific exercise routines either as a preventative health measure or to help correct specific health problems.
If you’re going to pursue a career as a biokineticist, your clients and patients will include people who’ve had an injury that limits their movements due to a sports injury, age, or those who are recovering from a disease or operation.
Since the work of biokineticists makes a real, physical difference to people’s lives and this is becoming one of the more in-demand jobs in South Africa and all over the world.
Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to become a biokineticist in South Africa:
The subjects needed to become a biokineticist may vary depending on the specific admission requirements of educational institutions; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Biokineticists in South Africa usually study for 4-5 years.
After completing training to become a biokineticist, you will need to register with the Health Professionals Association of South Africa (HPASA) in order to work and practise biokinetics.
Biokineticist jobs in South Africa can typically be found in:
To find more information about biokineticists in South Africa, contact The Biokinetics Society of South Africa.