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Mission

Sport and Recreation department is committed to the development and promotion of a culture of participation in sport and recreation activities amongst student, staff and the community at large through active engagement and collaboration and the cultivation of a healthy life style with relevant stake.

Purpose

To develop and promote sport among student, staff and the community at large through active dialogue and collaboration.

Bachelor of Science in Biokinetics / Recreation and Leisure Studies / Sport Science

Biokinetics, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Sport Science belong to the broad field of Human Movement Science which is the study of “man in motion.” The degrees in this field are career-focused and allow students to specialise as either Biokinetists/ Recreation and Leisure and Sport Science specialists. There is opportunity to compliment the specialisations with additional subjects in Science, Humanities and Social Science to suit the career plans.

Purpose of Qualification

Aims

To train an individual to be well educated, and be willing or capable of continuing to learn and develop intellectually after graduation and take up major responsibility for professional and personal development as a Biokinetist / Certified Leisure Professional / Sport Science Specialist and a provider of appropriate cost effective services to communities in South Africa.

Admission Requirements

Biokinetics and Sport Science:

The minimum entry requirement shall be Matric with exemption and Biology E (HG), Physical Science E (HG) and English E (SG). Matriculants without exemption can be admitted after writing and passing Senate entrance examination to determine the level of entry. Admission is subject to selection.

Recreation and Leisure Studies:

The minimum entry requirements shall be Matric with exemption and English E (SG). Matriculants without exemption can be admitted after writing and passing Senate Entrance Examination to determine the level of entry. Admission is subject to selection.

Candidates for the above programmes must also possess:

  • Good communication skills and be prepared to work with people of diverse cultural and physical background.
  • Good physical and mental health.
  • Keen interest in sports, recreation and physical activities.
  • Confidence, motivation and self-discipline.
  • Credit will be given to previous leadership roles and involvement in sports, sport development, recreation programmes and community projects.

Duration

The Biokinetics/Recreation and Leisure Studies / Sport Science is a full-time programme spreading over a period of four years. Candidates are required to accumulate at least 600 credits in order to obtain the degree.

Exit Level Qualification

On completion, the student will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Biokinetics / Recreation and Leisure Studies / Sport Science.

Students with the option in Biokinetics are expected to satisfy the requirements of registration as Biokinetists under the Health Professions Council of South Africa. A student shall complete the prescribed 5000 clinical practical hours programme at the approved hospital and in approved community services.

Students with options in Recreation and Leisure Studies / Sport Science shall complete the prescribed practical hours attached to the programmes at designated community centres / health and fitness clinics/national accreditation centres including evaluation centres and sports academies.

Recreation and Leisure Studies specialisation provides students with the opportunity for certification as Certified Leisure Professionals (CLP).

Rules

  • Unless otherwise stated, all University rules shall apply. Minimum duration of study.
  • Full-time students shall register not more than 150 credits a year including University and Departmental core and elective courses.
  • Progression from one level to another.
    (i) In addition to Rules G.5.2.2, G.10 and G.13 a student who fails more than 30 credits shall not be permitted to proceed to the next level.
    (ii) A student shall pass all the Departmental core modules at each level of study.


Certificate in Sport Coaching and Sport Management

Admission

Entry requirements are as follows:

For Sports Coaching Course and Sports Management, a minimum of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) pass with at least one year work experience.

Candidates with interest in Sports Coaching or Sport Management Courses must show evidence of sport involvement or participation.

Assessment

Each course shall be assessed by a minimum of two written assignments and a two hour theory paper in the final examination. The ration of C.A. to examination shall be 1:1.

To satisfy the course requirements, a student must score at least 50% in six courses and two practical tests, as well as a minimum of 49% in any two courses. The practical tests shall be assessed on pass / fail basis.

The final mark shall be the simple average of all the overall marks obtained in all the courses.

Programme Structure

The programmes shall be of three months duration with (weekends) practical and theory lessons. Candidates will be examined at the end of the course.

The programme shall be divided into four sections i.e. two each for the Sports Coaching and Sport Management options.

Individuals can opt to take any of the modules for credit purpose or for enrichment.

Successful candidates in the programme can be admitted into the Biokinetics, Recreation and
Sport Science Programmes or a Degree Programme in Sport Coaching and Sport Management.

Award of Certificate

To be awarded a certificate, a student must not score less than an average of 50% in the overall marks obtained in all the courses taken.

Classification of Certificate

The certificate shall be classified into three categories as follows:

Distinction = 75% and above
Pass = 50%
Fail = Below 50%

Departmental Publications

The following is a list of journals and publications done by staff members of the centre:

  • Amusa, L.O. , Toriola, A.L. & Dhaliwal,H.S. (2002). Fitness and skill-related performance characteristics of Botswana Junior National Badminton Players. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, recreation, Sport and Dance (ICHPER-SD), 38(2).
  • Onyewadume, I.U. & Amusa, L.O . (2002). Physical fitness profile of Special Olympic- bound athletes: Implications for performance success, injury proness and future preparations. Research Bi-Annual For Movement, 18(2), 18 - 36.
  • Amusa, L.O ., Monyeki, D.K., Toriola, A.L.,Dhaliwal, H.S. & Monyeki, M.A. (2001). Somatotypes of Physical Education students in Botswana . Journal of Physical Education and Recreation ( Hong Kong ), 7(1) 49- 54.

  • Agbonjinmi, A.P. , Amusa, L.O. ,Okuneye, R.O. , Akeredolu, O.A. & Toriola, A.L. (2001). Effects of endurance running on haematological variables in non-athletic women. Journal of Human Movement Studies ( Scotland ), 41,141-150.
  • Monyeki, K.D., Amusa, L.O. , Toriola, A.L. & Monyeki, M.A. (2001). Height and skelic index of Ellisra rural community children aged 3-10 years. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 7(2), 407-416.
  • Onyewadume, I.U., Amusa, L.O. & Forcheh, N. (2001). Comparative analysis of selected physical and motor performance characteristics of athletes with mental and physical disabilities. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 7(2), 361-380.
  • Amusa, L.O. & Onyewadume, I.U. (2001). Anthropometry, body composition and somatotypes of Botswana national karate players: A descriptive study. Acta Kinesiologiae Universitatis Tartuensis, 6, 7-14.
  • Amusa L.O. , Owolabi, E.O. & Onyewadume, I.U. (2001). Physique, anaerobic power and pulmonary measures of Botswana track athletes. Kinesiologia Slovenica.
  • Onyewadume, I.U., Amusa, L.O. & Dhaliwal, H. (2001). HIV/AIDS prevention paradims: Are individuals with disabilities neglected? Pula : Botswana Journal of African Studies, 15(1), 25-36.
  • Amusa, L.O. , Toriola, A.L., Dhaliwal, H.S. & Mokgwathi, M.M (2001). Anthropometric Profile of Botswana Junior National Badminton Players. Journal of Human Movement Studies ( Scotland ), 40 , 2,115-128.
  • Amusa, L.O. (2001). Towards a Social Philosophy of Achievement in Sport. Nigerian Journal of Sociology of Education (NJSE), 7 ,1,30-37.
  • De Ridder, J.H., Amusa, L.O. , Monyeki, K.D., Toriola, A.L., Wekesa, M. & Carter, J.E.L. (2001). Kinanthropometry in African Sports: Body Composition and Somatotypes of World Class Female African Middle, Long distance and Marathon Runners. African Journal for Physical, Health Education , Recreation and Dance( AJPHERD), 7 ,1, 1-13.
  • Agbonjinmi, A.P., Amusa, L.O. & Toriola, A.L. (2001). Anthropometric and Tissue Characteristics of an Elite Power Athlete in Botswana . Journal of Sports Studies (Official Journal of Indian Society of Sports Scientists) (ISSS), 6, 1, 9-17.

For more information please contact:

Prof. LO Amusa
Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science
Private Bag x 5050
Thohoyandou
0950

Tel: 015 962 8076
Email: amusa@univen.ac.za

The following is a list of staff members in the Centre for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science:

Designation Name Contact
Head

Prof. LO Amusa

Tel: +27 15 962 8076
Email: amusa@univen.ac.za

Prof. AP Agbonjinmi

Tel: +27 15 962 8300
Email: ayodeji@univen.ac.za
Secretary

T Tshikovha

Tel: +27 15 962 8035
Email: tshikovt@univen.ac.za
Typist / Clerk

B Mudau

Tel: +27 15 962 8657
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