Biokineticist Information

Welcome to the home of the profession BIOKINETICS, the association represents the body drives the 
Passion for the profession executed with Integrity, Trustworthiness, Transparency, Respect and Consistency.

The Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA) is a professional body registered as a Section 21 company
(Non Profit Organisation) representing approximately 1600 members in South Africa.

Executive Committee

Mr Bertie Herbst

Mr Bertie
Herbst

BASA President

Ms Natasha Deley

Ms Natasha
Deley

BASA Vice President

Prof Leon Lategan

Prof. Leon
Lategan

Director Advisory

Ms Loreen
Winton

Director Regions

Board of Directors

Mrs Wendy Vermaak

Mrs Wendy
Vermaak

Director Marketing

Dr Takalani Muluvhu

Dr Takalani
Muluvhu

Director Public Sector

Mrs Riana Van Wyk

Mrs Riana
Van Wyk

Director Practice Management

Mrs Winile Mothsoane

Mrs Winile
Mothsoane

Director International

Ms Loreen
Winton

Director Regions

Prof Leon Lategan

Prof. Leon
Lategan

Director Advisory

Dr. Jacolene Kroff

Dr. Jacolene
Kroff

Academia / Education & Research

Director Ethics

Marius
Cornelissen

Director Ethics

Regional Chair Persons

Marise
Breet

Regional WC

Morag
Heydenrych

Regional EC

Melissa
McLaren

Regional EL

Tamrin
Veldsman

Regional NW

Esti
Kruger

Regional FS & Limpopo

Alwyn
Mulder

Regional SC

Harry
Whiltshire

Regional MP

Chineldi
Venter

Regional GT

Darren
Cecil

Regional KZN

Office Staff

Chagne
Pohl

Finance / Member Support / Website

Phumzile Tjiane

Phumzile
Tjiane

HPCSA / BHF / Accreditations

BASA Structure

Students & Interns

Want to become a Biokineticist?

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Qualifications

Biokinetics training entails either four or five years of academic education. This will depend on the University you choose for your studies. Currently 13 South African Universities are accredited to train Biokineticists, which make you eligible for registration as a Biokineticist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

3 +1 degree (plus an internship year)

University of the Witwatersrand: Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in Biokinetics
University of Pretoria: Bachelor of Health Sciences with Honours in Biokinetics
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal: Bachelor of Sport Sciences with Honours in Biokinetics
University of Zululand: Bachelor of Sciences with Honours in Human Movement Science (Biokinetics)
University of Cape Town: Bachelor of Medicine Sciences with Honours in Biokinetics
University of the Western Cape: Bachelor of Sciences/Arts with Honours in Biokinetics
University of Stellenbosch: Bachelor of Sciences with Honours in Biokinetics

4 Year Degrees

University of Johannesburg: Bachelor of Biokinetics
University of the Free State: Bachelor of Biokinetics
Tshwane University of Technology: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics
North-West University: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics
Nelson Mandela University: Bachelor of Health Sciences in Biokinetics
University of Venda: Bachelor of Sciences in Biokinetics

The training to which an individual is exposed in the course of preparing to register as a Biokineticist is of such nature that it enables one to seek employment in a number of allied health-related fields.

The scope of occupation is primarily dependent on the entrepreneurial initiative of the individual and includes practising as a Biokineticist in the following environments, as listed alphabetically:

  • Corporate Sector
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Elite and Professional Sport
  • Fire Services
  • Community Centres
  • Military Bases
  • Military / Private Hospitals
  • Police Services
  • Private Practices
  • Schools
  • Gymnasium
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