Veterinary Physiotherapy is a registered para-veterinary profession with the South African Veterinary Council (SAVC). All studentswill be registered asstudentsin Veterinary Physiotherapy with SAVC during their studies. Registration is compulsory and must be renewed annually for the duration of study. After the degree has been conferred, graduates are required to register with the South African Veterinary Council as veterinary Physiotherapists before they may practice in South Africa in this capacity.

Admission & Selection Process

Any person who wishes to register at the College for the first time or afteran interruption of studies, is required to apply or re-apply for admission.Applications for admission to the program close on 30 Juneof the year prior to study, lateapplications will be considered until 30 October.

Admission Requirements
The minimum entry requirement is a National Senior Certificate (NSC) or the National Certificate (Vocational) (NCV) with 50% or greater in Mathematics & Physical Sciences as well as in two additional 20 credit NCS subjects from the following list: Accounting, Agricultural Sciences, Business Studies, Dramatic Arts, Economics, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Consumer Studies, Information Technology, Languages (one language of learning and teaching at a higher education institution and two other recognised language subjects),Life Sciences, Music, Religion Studies, Visual Arts.

As defined in the Minister’s policies: Minimum Admission Requirements for Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree Programs Requiring a National Senior Certificate, Government Gazette, Vol. 751 No 32131 0f 11 July 2008, and 482, No 27961, 26 August 2005 as amended July 2008 and Minimum Admission Requirements for Higher Certificate, Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree Programs Requiring a National Certificate (Vocational), published in the Government Gazette, Vol.553 No, 32743, November 2009. Alternatively, a Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a medical, veterinary, animal related, allied health professional or health sciences cognate field would suffice.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for exemption:

Applicants who meet the entry criteria of a programme who believe that they have acquired the relevant knowledge and experience for a particular module/s through prior experience or other forms of learning (informal), may apply for exemption of those modules through RPL. The following guidelines will apply to RPL for exemption:

  • RPL applications are evaluated against the modular outcomes of the particular module/s applied for;
  • RPL cannot be used to grant an individual exemption from a full qualification, in terms of the CHE’s policy only 50 % of a qualification may be exempted;
  • Exemption/s granted for module/s in higher education that is/are obtained through RPL, do not have any credits assigned to them; and
    • Applicants will be required to complete and pass an RPL assessment (minimum of 50%) to be exempted from the module.

The following should accompany your application form:

The following documents need to be submitted along with your application:

  • Application Form, this can be downloaded from our website, alternatively the form can be requested via email
  • R1000 Application Fee (Banking details can be obtained from Please include proof of payment along with application.
  • A Certified Copy of ID or Passport (for International Students).
  • A Certified Copy of National Senior Certificate (NSC) or National Certificate (Vocational) (NVC) or latest statements of symbols.
  • A Certified Copy of Transcripts from Higher Education Degree or Courses.
  • A Letter of request for Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) of any subjects, please include the Subject Outcomes along with this letter (if applicable).
  • A Certified Copy of National Benchmark Test (NBT) results (AL, QL & MAT).
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV), please include prior work experience with animals as well as any Leadership Positions held by the applicant and any Sporting Achievements obtained.
  • Reference Letters
  • Motivational Letter (written by the applicant)

Please email these documents to

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BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy