M.Sc. On Campus

Sport and Exercise Medicine

24 months
959 EUR/year
959 EUR/year
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Stellenbosch University's Sport and Exercise Medicine programme extends over a minimum period of two years on a part-time basis.


Key facts

Stellenbosch University's Sport and Exercise Medicine is an emerging medical specialty currently in the process of gaining recognition by the Health Professions Council of South Africa. SEM has three major components:

  • prevention, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of exercise related injuries;
  • medical conditions associated with participation in sport and exercise; and
  • prevention and rehabilitation of chronic lifestyle related diseases.
This part-time programme consists of coursework, clinical work and a research assignment. Reading and study material are provided by means of e-mail and suggested text books. You must attend three week-long practical sessions per year at Stellenbosch University. Practical instruction consists of lectures, tutorials, clinical case discussions and seminars. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basic Sciences in SEM
  • Exercise-related Injuries in SEM
  • General SEM
  • Research Assignment
  • SEM in Special Populations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • An MBChB or equivalent qualification, from this or any other university, approved by Senate for this purpose.
  • Satisfactory evidence of an interest in sport and exercise.
  • Registration as a medical practitioner with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (or an equivalent registering body outside South Africa).
  • At least one year's experience as a medical practitioner after community service.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    959 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • National

    959 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 959 EUR per year during 24 months.


Living costs for Stellenbosch

7630 - 10640 ZAR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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