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Biokineticist

Biokineticists are scientific exercise specialists. They are experts in human movement and will prescribe specific exercise routines either as a preventative health measure or to help correct specific health problems.

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. 

The field of biokinetics is based on the principle that movement is an essential part of 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.  

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. 

How to be a Biokineticist in South Africa

 

Get the Required Qualifications

Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to  become a biokineticist in South Africa:

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

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. 

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Biokineticists in South Africa often work at:

  • Their private practice
  • The public sector
  • University institutions
  • Sports institutions or sports teams
  • Other organisations such as the SANDF, SAPS and Correctional Services

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about biokineticists in South Africa, contact The Biokinetics Society of South Africa.

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