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Human Movement Science

The Human Movement Science Department is well-known for its comprehensive academic programmes in the different spheres of sport. From biokinetics to sport management, our programmes give practical and applied knowledge and provide numerous career opportunities.

Our department offers both diploma and degree courses at an undergraduate level as well as honours, masters and doctorate courses for postgraduate studies. Every year, over 100 undergraduate students choose to undertake modules within the Human Movement Science & Sport Management department and these modules include sport management, sport marketing, anatomy, sport psychology and exercise science.  Modules are taught by academic staff that have specialized knowledge in their different areas of interest.

Our small student intake allows more supportive interaction between the lecturer and the student. Students are encouraged to participate in class and extramural activities in order to fully understand the study material. The internship programmes offered in our National Diploma in Sport Management course have made it one of the most popular undergraduate diploma courses while postgraduate biokinetics interns have the opportunity to work within our Nelson Mandela University Biokinetics and Sport Science Centre, an accredited biokinetics training institute.

Undergraduate programmes on offer: 

In association with other faculties at the Nelson Mandela University, Human Movement Science is also taken as a major in the following 3-year degree programmes on the Summerstrand South Campus: 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Human Movement Science)

Post-graduate programmes on offer: 

The following postgraduate programmes are offered at the Summerstrand South Campus: 

Contact information
Prof Cheryl Walter
HOD: Department of Human Movement Science
Tel: 27 41 504 2628
cheryl.walter@mandela.ac.za