How To Become A Physio

In South Africa, there are 8 schools of physiotherapy. The number of students who
are accepted is limited. Requirements vary from one school to the next, but generally,
you will need a good matric with mathematics.

It is a 4 year university degree, which includes scientific, medical and clinical

  • In first year the emphasis is on academic subjects like physics, chemistry and psychology
  • In second year you discover the intricacies of human anatomy (by dissecting a cadaver) and human physiology.
  • The final two years combine the theory and practice of physiotherapy – you will be responsible for treatment of patients under supervision of clinical staff.