School of Health Sciences

Professor Hosts National Sitting Volley Championship

Sports Science Academic Leader in the School of Health Sciences Professor Rowena Naidoo hosted the inaugural National Sitting Volley Championship from 26 to 28 March on UKZN’s Westville campus. Naidoo’s keen interest in promoting physical activity and sport among children and adults with disabilities led to the introduction of sitting...
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UKZN Alumnus is Mrs SA Semi-Finalist

Click here for isiZulu version UKZN alumnus, businesswoman, wife and mother Andile Pieterson is a semi-finalist in the 2022 Mrs South Africa contest. A qualified optometrist, Andile runs a service TwinsOnEyes with her twin sister Ayanda - also an optometrist - catering specifically for children at underprivileged schools. ‘We provide free...
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UKZN Academic Leader Delivers Keynote Address in Canada

Click here for isiZulu version Senior Optometry lecturer and Academic Leader for Teaching and Learning at UKZN Dr Diane van Staden made a keynote presentation at a Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) meeting in which she called for improved access to care for persons with visual impairment. The CCB...
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Flying the UKZN Flag High

Click here for isiZulu version Associate Professor in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, Saul Cobbing is spending his sabbatical as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto (UofT) in Canada. During his three months in Toronto, Cobbing, who is a fellow of the UKZN...
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Welcome to The School of Health Sciences

It is with great pleasure and excitement that I welcome you to the School of Health Sciences Website. I am sure that the website will allow us to proudly share our excellence in teaching, research and community endeavors with the outside world.

The School of Health Sciences is made up of the following eight disciplines:

Speech Language TherapyOccupational Therapy
Pharmaceutical SciencesBiokinetics, Exercise and Leisure Sciences (BELS)


The School of Health Sciences offers a wide range of academic programmes that qualify competent health professionals in the above disciplines. We are committed to ensuring that our graduates leave as caring and responsible health professionals. Our curricula and teaching methods and approaches are being continuously updated to make sure that we keep up with the new advances of a rapidly changing world, especially in health profession education.

The school of Health Sciences has managed to place itself in a leading position in terms of undergraduate and postgraduate throughput and research productivity – All of which would have never been achievable without the hard work of our dedicated and passionate staff members who work tirelessly to make the school a better place for students and colleagues.

I invite you all to browse our website for more information and updates on the school, and please try to link it up in your signature for more exposure with the outside community.

All the best.

Prof Khathutshelo Percy Mashige

Dean and Head of the school of Health Sciences.


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