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Department of Sport & Leisure Studies

Department of Sport and Leisure Studies

 
As from 1 March 2014 the Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences in the Faculty of Humanities split into two separate academic departments. The Department of Sport and Leisure Studies has been established within the Faculty of Humanities, while academic disciplines of Biokinetics and Sport Science have moved to the Department of Physiology in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The BA Human Movement Science, BA Human Movement Science Option: Sport Psychology, BSportSci and BSportSci Option: Golf degrees, which were part of the previous Department of Biokinetics, Sport and Leisure Sciences in the Faculty of Humanities, will be housed in the new Department of Sport and Leisure Studies in the Faculty of Humanities, and phased out over a period as from 2014 (the last intake of first year students being January 2014).

The new Department of Sport and Leisure Studies will offer a BA Sport and Leisure Studies degree with the following options:

Option: Sport and Recreation Management
Option: Sport Psychology
Option: Sport and Leisure in Society
Option: Sport Coaching Sciences

With these options the department will endeavour to prepare students to work in the sport and leisure industry of South Africa, and abroad. The closing date for applications for the BA Sport and Leisure Studies degree is 30 September.

 

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