How Long Does It Take To study Physiotherapy In South Africa?

What is Physiotherapy?

Physical therapy, also known as physiotherapy, is one of the medical professions.


It is provided by physical therapists who promote, maintain or restore health through physical examination, diagnosis, prognosis,

patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention, and health promotion.

How Long Does It Take To study Physiotherapy In South Africa?

The duration of the Physiotherapy degree program is normally four years.

Students who by the middle of the first year have not met certain performance requirements are required to transfer to an Intervention Programme for one year, after which they return to the standard program.

Schools That Offer Physiotherapy Courses In South Africa

Below are the Physiotherapy Schools in South Africa

University of Pretoria

Wits University – Physiotherapy

UWC – Physiotherapy Department

Stellenbosch University – Division of Physiotherapy

University of Cape Town – Physiotherapy

University of the Free State – Department of Physiotherapy

Sefako Makgatho Health Science University (SMU)

University of KwaZulu-Natal – Discipline of Physiotherapy

Who needs a physiotherapist?

People usually seek out physiotherapy when they’re recovering from a major injury/surgery, and they go through treatment sessions to relieve the pain that restricts their mobility and strength.

What subjects do you need to become a physiotherapist?

Subject requirements for Bachelor of Physiotherapy: Maths, Life Sciences, and Physical Sciences, all at level 4 with a minimum of 30 points. Only students applying for Physiotherapy as their first choice will be considered.

What qualifications do I need to be a physiotherapist in South Africa?

To practice as a physiotherapist, you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

To register with the HCPC, you first need to successfully complete an approved degree level qualification in physiotherapy. This may be a full or part-time course or a degree apprenticeship in physiotherapy.

How much money does a physiotherapist make in South Africa?

R 547 800 per year

The average physiotherapist salary in South Africa is R 547 800 per year or R 281 per hour.

Entry-level positions start at R 336 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 4 200 000 per year.