Physiotherapy is a health care profession that is primarily involved in physical rehabilitation and optimisation of the human body. It is a very hands-on and active career, where massage and manipulation techniques are used to improve the lives of patients. Unlike most health care professionals, physiotherapists have the opportunity to develop lasting relationships with their patients, because rehabilitation can take weeks and even years to complete.
How to qualify?
You need to study Bsc Physiotherapy at a University for 4 years followed by 1 year of (paid) community service at a government institution.
Where can I study?
- University of Cape Town
- University of Pretoria
- University of KwaZulu Natal
- University of Stellenbosch
- University of Witwatersrand
- University of the Western Cape
- University of the Free State.
Funding Your Studies
The sad reality is that you have to pay for tertiary education and it is very expensive 🙁 Luckily there are many options out there, read our article “Funding Your Studies” to find out all the info regarding bursaries, student loans and government grants.