4 years
Minimum requirements
Math, English, Life Science or Physical Science and LO

Physiotherapists test and measure the function of the musculoskeletal, pulmonary, neurological and cardiovascular systems of patients. They assess, diagnose, and treat a range of diseases, disorders, and disabilities using mobilisation, massage and manipulative skills (injuries, surgery, stroke, arthritis, etc). They aim to prevent disability, relieve pain, restore function and assist patients' physical recovery.

Where you can study
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of Limpopo
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Western Cape
Job opportunities
  • Hospitals (public & private)
  • Special Schools
  • Industries
  • Universities (lecturing)
  • Private (own practice)