Bachelor of Health Sciences Honours in Human Movement Science

Course Overview 

Human Movement Science is the study of the human body during movement and focusses fundamentally on physical activity and related aspects.  Human Movement provides the basis for sport participation and physical activity for health and wellness.  Modules in this degree include: analysis of movement, sport psychology, motor control, research proposal writing and conducting research. The Honours in Human Movement Science provides the opportunity for more advanced knowledge in fundamental modules related to sport, health and wellness industry.  The program will allow students to enter national and international industries that focus on physical activity for health and wellness, sport coaching, sport conditioning and sport management.   Careers include; strength and conditioning coaches (provincial and national level), sport facility manager, sport event organisers, health and wellness officers, positions in provincial and national government departments (SRSA,SASCOC), sport psychology consultants and sport directors.  Graduates may also enter into post graduate Master degree in related fields of Human Movement Sciences


  • NQF level: 8
  • Duration: The honours programme is a 1-year full-time programme.
  • Admission requirements:

Applicants need to meet the following requirements:

  • Completed a Bachelor degree with Human Movement Science (or its alternative e.g. Sport Science) as a major
  • Completed their 3rd year with an average of 65% for all HMS subjects combined

Programme modules:

The curriculum is a fixed curriculum and all modules in the curriculum are compulsory


Semester 1

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Semester 2

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First year NQF 8

Exercise Physiology and Sport Science

HUS 511


Motor Control and

Human Development

HUS 521


Analyses of Movement in Sport and Exercise Science

HUS 514


Sport Psychology

HUS 522


Proposal Writing and

Research Methodology

HUS 515


Sport Management

HUS 523


Research Project

HUS 524




Contact Details:

University of Fort Hare

Faculty of Health Sciences

King Williamstown Rd

Alice, 5700

Tel: 040 602 2729



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Level of Study: 
1 year
Human Movement Science