HW Careers

South African woman in a scrub suit symbolizing health and welfare careers

Additional information

body or mind



Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss


Good Communicator

Work With


Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years




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. 

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

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:

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

Biokineticist jobs in South Africa can typically be found in:

  • private practises
  • 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.

Biokineticist Related Careers

Related University Degrees

Related Qualifications and Skills Programs

HW SETA Accredited

No related courses found

Loading related courses...
Stand A Chance Of Winning One Of 14 Funded Courses This Youth MonthCompetition Closes 30 June 2021