Department of Centre For Biokinetics, Recreation And Sports Science

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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/PROGRAM CODE DURATION
1.BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, BIOKINETICS  BSBKPN 4 YEARS
2. BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE BSSSPN 4YEARS
3.      BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN RECREATION AND LEISURE STUDIES BSRLPN 4YEARS
4.      ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN SPORT MANAGEMENT ADPSM 1YEAR
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.

Departmental Publications

*Mohlala, M. & Ramalivhana, F. W. (2015) Anthropometric and physical activity profiles of University of Venda students, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (Supplement December 2015).

*Phaswana, M.; Ramalivhana, F.W. & Amusa, L.O.  (2015). Body composition and cardiorespiratory endurance profile of students at the Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport science, University of Venda, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 2), 401-413.

*Matshovhana, K. & Mulibana, P.K. (2014). Challenges faced by learners with albinism in active recreation activies at Tshilidzini Special School, Thohoyandou, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:1), 1-9.

*Rasifudi, A.D., Goon, D.T, Makhabane, N. & Matshovhana, K. (2014). Body composition of children with disabilities in Tshilidzini and Fulufhelo special school, Vhembe District, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2), 400-411.

* Mogajane, V.S., Meyer, C., Toriola, A.L., Amusa, L.O. & Monyeiki, M.A. (2014).  The availability of recreation policies and strategies for the provision of recreation service delivery in the North West Province, South Africa.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 20(1), 24-39.

*Tapera, E.M., Amusa, L.O., Gundani, M.P.D., Makaza, D. & Goon, D.T. (2014).  Release parameters across player position in elite male Zimbabwe basketball players.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 20(1), 145-152. * Mohlala, M., Monyeki, M.A., Strydom, G.L. & Amusa, L.O. (2013).  Leisure-time physical activity and some health parameters status among executive employees in selected African countries.  The South African Journal of Sports Medicine, 24(3), 98-99.

* Mohlala, M., Monyeki, M.A., Strydom, G.L. & Amusa. (2013). Leisure-time physical activity and some health parameters status among executive employees in selected African countries. African Journal for physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (supplement 1:2), 369-383

* Amusa, L.O., Toriola, A.L. & Goon, D.T. (2013).  The world in Turmoil: promotion of peace and international understanding through sport.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19(1), 220-229.

* Lekhuleni, M.E., Khoza, L.B. & Amusa, L.O. (2013).  Identification of self-care deficiencies requiring mentorship of newly qualified professional nurses employed in community healthcare services in Limpopo Province, South Africa.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance; March 2013 Supplement 1, 193-203.

* Lekhuleni M.E., Khoza, L.B. & Amusa, L.O. (2013).  Validation of mentorship model for newly qualified nurses employed in community health care services at Limpopo Province, South Africa.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, March 2013 Supplement 1, 204-212.

* Amusa, L.O., Toriola, A.L. & Goon, D.T. (2013).  Physical Education and School Sport in South Africa.  The Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy, 2(3), 187-196.

*Stainslaw, H.C., Toriola, A.L., Wojciech, S.R, Marak, L. & Amusa, L.O. (2013).  Screening for cardiovascular disease risk factors in children aged 12-14 years in South-West Poland.  Bio-Med Central, March 2013.

*Monyeki, K.D., Kemper, H.C.G., Amusa, L.O. & Motshwane, M. (2013).  Advertisement and Knowledge of tobacco products among Ellisras rural children aged 11-18 years; Ellisras Longitudinal Study.  BMC Pediatrics, July 2013.

* Goon, D.T., Amusa, L.O., Mhlongo D., Khoza, L.B. & Anyanwu, F.C. (2013).  Elevated Blood Pressure among Rural South African Children in Thohoyandou, South Africa.  Iranian Journal of Public Health, 42(5): 489-496.

* Rintangu, E.G., Toriola, A.L. & Amusa, L.O. (2013).  Analysis of doctoral research at the Department of Physical Education and Exercise Science, Kenyatta University (1988-2011):  Implications for health and sports development in Kenya.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19(3), 711-721.

* Amusa, L.O. & Toriola, A.L. & Toriola, A.L. (2013).  Dilemma of African teachers:  what exactly do teachers do?  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, October (supplement 2), 58-73.

* Rintangu, E.G., Toriola, A.L. & Amusa, L.O. (2013). Pre-service teachers ‘motives for choosing physical education (PE) as a career.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, October (Supplement 2), 4-86.

* Anyanwu, F.C., Goon, D.T., Tugli, A., Olukoga, A., Amusa, L.O., Netshikweta, M.L. & Maphula, A. (2013).  Perceived barriers to protected sexual intercourse among University of Venda students.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19 (4:1), 786-799.

* Goon, D.T., Amusa, L.O., Shaw, B.S., Shaw, I. & Akusu, S.W. (2013).  Body composition indicators of 7-14 Andibila children in Oju, Nigeria.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19(4:1), 821-830.

* Nannyonjo, J., Nsibambi, C.A.N., Goon, D.T. & Amusa, L.O. (2013).  Physical activity patterns of female students of Kyambogo University, Uganda.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19(4:1), 865-873.

* Thangavhuelelo, T., Monyeki, M.A., Strydom, G.L., Amusa, L.O. & Temane, M.Q. (2013).  Leisure-time  physical activity and some psychological parameters among some executive employees in selected African countries.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19(4:2), 999-1013.

* Goon, D.T., Libalela, M., Amusa, L.O. & Muluvhu, T.C. (2013).  Screening for total and abdominal obesity among University of Venda students.  African Journal, for Physical, Health Education Recreation and Dance, 19(4:2), 1014-1024.

* Goon, D.T., Amusa, L.O., Shaw, B.S., Shaw, I. & Akusu, S.W. (2013).  Somatotypes of Andibila children aged 7 to 14 years in Oju, Nigeria.  African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19(4:2), 1037-1046.

* Anyanwu, F.C., Goon, D.T., Tugli, A., Olukoga, A., Amusa, L.O., Netshikweta, M.L. & Ajao, B. (2013).  Perception of susceptibility to the negative outcomes associated with unprotected sex among University of Venda students.  Pakistan Journal of Medical Science, 29(6), 1306-1310.

* Goon, D.T., Amusa, L.O., Shaw, B.S., Shaw, I. & Akusu, S.W. (2013). Somatotypes of Andibila children aged 7 to 14 years in Oju, Nigeria. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19 (4:2); 1037-1046.

* Goon, D.T., Amusa, L.O., Shaw, B.S., Shaw, I. & Akusu, S.W. (2013. Body composition indicators of 7-14 year Andibila children in Oju, Nigeria. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 19 (4: 1), 821-830.

* Goon, D.T., Toriola, A.L., Shaw, B.S., Amusa, L.O., Shaw, I. & Khoza, L.B. (2013). Body fat percentage of urban South African children: implications for health and fitness. West Indian Medical Journal, 61(6); 582-587.

* Kubayi, N.A. & Amusa, L.O. (2013). Role of physical education in South African schools: A review of benefits. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2): 466-472.

* Kubayi, N.A., Goon, D.T., Coopoo, Y. & Amusa, L.O. (2013). Physical activity and sedentary behaviour among high school adolescents in Hlanganani rural area, Limpopo province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2): 473-479.

* Nongogo, P., Kubayi, N.A. & Amusa, L.O. (2013). An assessment of physical activity and sport participation pattern of Daveyton high school learners. African Journal for

Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2): 446-456.

* Pule, E.R.J., Kubayi, N.A., Toriola, A.L. & Amusa, L.O. (2013). Sport participation among high school learners in Atteridgeville Township, Pretoria: A survey of disabling and enabling factors. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, December (Supplement 1:2): 480-487.

* D.T. Goon,M. Libalela,L.O Amusa & T.C. Muluvhu. (2013). Screening for total and abdominal obesity among Univesty of Venda Students. African Journal For Physical, Health Education and Dance,19(4:2),1014-1024

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 Meriam Mohlala
Designation: Head of Department
Telephone: 015 962 8150
Email: Meriam.mohlala@univen.ac.za

Name: Ms Zelda Ralubivhi
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8486
Email: Zelda.ralubuvhi@univen.ac.za

Name: Ms Khuliso Matshovhana
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8150
Email:Khuliso.Matshovhana@univen.ac.za

Name: Mr. Ezekiel Mamabolo
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8660
Email:Medupi.mamabolo@univen.ac.za

Name: Ms Tamrin Veldsman
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8657
Email:Tamrin.veldsman@univen.ac.za

Name: Ms Avhasei Rasifudi
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8657
Email:Avhasei.rasifudi@univen.ac.za

Name: Mrs Jeanette Muyahalo
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8660
Email:Sasavona.muyahalo@univen.ac.za

Name: Mr. Samuel Mugandani
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8651
Email:Sam.mugandani@univen.ac.za

Name: Dr Solomon G Asihel
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8651
Email:Solomon.asihel@univen.ac.za

Name: Dr. Violet Moselakgomo
Designation: Lecturer
Telephone: 015 962 8659
Email:violetmoselakgomo@yahoo.com

Name: Ms Florence Ramanyimi
Designation: Secretary
Telephone: 015 962 8035
Email:Florence.ramaru@univen.ac.za

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