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To be a leading School of Health Care Sciences, epitomizing excellence and global competitiveness, addressing the needs of rural communities through innovative ideas.


The School of Health Care sciences is dedicated to the training and education of competent health care professionals through excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement in order to serve the health needs of our changing society

Dean’s Message

The School of Health Care Sciences is the second largest school within the Faculty of Health Sciences. It comprises of six departments being Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Public Health.


Our undergraduate curriculum includes outreach programs/projects and has the vision of producing health practitioners of high academic, moral, ethical and professional standard. Our programmes are evaluated by external examiners from other universities and at 5 year cycle by the Health Professions Council of South Africa, Nursing and Pharmacy councils. Students obtain clinical experience at various facilities including hospitals, clinics and Community Based programs in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, North-West and Limpopo province. There is a variety of post-graduate studies offered in most departments within the school.

More about the School

Our students enjoy a very healthy relationship with departments within which they are registered and the fellow students within the school. The overwhelming support from students in outreach programs is heartening and makes the school very proud. School of Health Care Sciences is committed to excellence in education, research and community engagement contributing towards the development of South African and internationally acclaimed Faculty of Health Sciences.

Office of The Dean: School Of Health Care Sciences

Acting Dean: Prof Douglas Maleka
Office Email:

Department Secretary
Charmaine Serepong

Office Email:

School of Health Care Sciences
PO Box 72
012 521 4699