Department of Centre For Biokinetics, Recreation And Sports Science

School of Health Sciences
About Us

Vision

The Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport science (CBRSS) impacts knowledge to students, the UNIVEN staff and surrounding community concerning good health and wellness practices for health and wellness promotion.

Mission

The Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport science trains individuals to be well educated and capable of continuing to learn and develop intellectually after graduation and take up major responsibilities for professional and personal development as Biokineticists/ Certified Leisure Practitioners/ Sport Science Specialists and Providers of appropriate cost effective services to communities in South Africa

Departmental profile

The Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science is the youngest establishment in the School of Health Sciences, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa.  The Centre was established in 2002 and started functioning in 2003.  The Centre has a unique advantage as the only place that offers academic and professional degree qualifications in Biokinetics, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Science beyond Pretoria to the northern boarders of South Africa and in Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces.

Since its inception and apart from the academic responsibilities, the Centre has been engaged in researches, community services and outreach programmes/projects, organising workshops and seminars, assisted in assessing national and provincial athletes for various levels of competitions, conduct clinic for health promotion and wellness and fitness assessment as well as promote the broader intellectually and culturally enriching roles of university education.

The Centre in addition to the three qualifications also offers Certificate in Sport Coaching and Certificate in Sport Management.  In line with the University mandate to convert to Comprehensive University, the Centre has developed one professional, career-focused programme – the one-year Advanced Diploma in Sport Management which will commence in 2016.  During the next 5-year plan (2016-2020), the Centre plans to offer the Master’s degree in Biokinetics, Master’s degree in Sport Science and Master’s degree in Recreation and Leisure studies. During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Centre plans to develop a PhD programme in Human movement sciences.

The Centre graduated its first cohort of graduates in 2007 for students who completed their training in 2006.  The student enrolment has progressively increased since 2003.  The Centre is well equipped with a functional Biokinetic and Sport Science laboratory and equipment for training in Recreation and Leisure Studies.  The Centre boasts of excellent records of success, throughput and graduation rates.  The introduction of the Problem-Based Learning methodology, integrated with Community-Based Learning has further added impetus to the academic performance and success of the students.  The Biokinetic programme was accredited by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) in 2008 and 2015 as well as overseen by the Biokinetics Association of South Africa (BASA).

We are looking forward to seeing you in UNIVEN

Contact Us

Contact details: 

Department of Centre for Biokenitics, Recreation and Sports Science
School of Health science
University of Venda
Thohoyandou
Private Bag X5050
0950

Name: Ms M. Mohlala
Telephone: 015 962 8150
Email: Meriam.mohlala@univen.ac.za

Programmes
DEGREE/PROGRAMCODEDURATION
1.BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, BIOKINETICS BSBKPN4 YEARS
2. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCEBSSSPN4YEARS
3.      BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIESBSRLPN4YEARS
4.      ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN SPORT MANAGEMENTADPSM1YEAR
Community Engagement

The Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science is working with various communities and departments regarding community engagement. Students are exposed to practical work in communities in the Limpopo province. The students are placed at the following sites; Limpopo Sport confederations in Polokwane, Department of Correctional Services, Matatshe Prison, Thulamela Municipality, Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Polokwane, Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Mpumalanga, Limpopo Academy of Sport (LAS), Capricorn District, Sekhukhune District, Waterberg District, Lowmed performance centre in Nelspruit, Tshilidzini Special School, Biokinetics private practices in Nelspruit and Barberton, Primary Health care centres in Vhembe district, University of Venda Biokinetics clinic to promote health and wellness among communities and institutions surrounding UNIVEN.

Research

The department is involved in research in the following niche areas:

  • Recreation and Differently-abled people
  • Therapeutic recreation
  • Recreation in communities
  • Anthropometric and physical activity profiles
  • Growth, Development and Obesity
  • Physical Education and Sport
  • Leisure –time Physical activity
  • Physical activity, Health & wellness promotion for all populations
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Exercise and chronic disease risk factors
  • Performance assessments
Staff

Name: Ms Nkhensani Precious Golele
Designation: Ngap (Biokinetics And Sport Science)


Name: Mr Fhatuwani Walter Ramalivhana
Designation: Lecturer


Name: Mrs Zelda Livhuwani Ratshilivha
Designation: Lecturer - Biokinetics


Name: Mrs Avhasei Dorothy Meregi
Designation: Lecturer - Sport Science


Name: Mrs Florah Ramanyimi
Designation: Secretary


Name: Miss Khuliso Matshovhana
Designation: Junior Lecturer


Name: Mr Sam Chenjerai Mugandani
Designation: Lecturer


Name: Dr Violet Kankane Moselakgomo
Designation: Senior Lecturer 016) Exercise And


Name: Dr Solomon Asihel
Designation: Senior Lecturer 016) Recreation And


Name: Miss Meriam Mohlala
Designation: Senior Lecturer/Lecturer


Name: Mr Medupi Ezekiel Mamabolo
Designation: Prof/Assoc Prof/Senior Lecturer


Name: Pr0f Chunderpal Singh
Designation: Part Time Lecturer In Biokenetics


Name: Mr Phumudzo Khangwelo Mulibana
Designation: Lecturer


Name: M1ss Tintswalo Doreen Maswanganyi
Designation: Part Time Lecturer In Biokenetics


Name: M1ss Motlaso Joy Mohale
Designation: Part Time Lecturer In Biokenetics