Careers from studying Human Movement Science

  • Professional coaches
  • Strength and conditioning coaches
  • Sport development officer
  • Gymnasium instructor
  • School sport coach
  • Physical trainer
  • Sport development officer
  • Sport manager
Current research projects

Current research projects

  • RSDI (Rural Sport Development Initiative) - The impact of a LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) and Gross Motor Skill Development (GMSD) programs on social- and sport development in rural areas. Dr Maya van Gent
  • Psychological strategies of coaching in competitive sports. Dr. Lyoka


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Dr.  Philemon  A. Lyoka 
Head of Department
Senior Lecturer
BSS, & MSS - Norwegian University of Sport and Culture, Norway.
PhD Sports Science- University of Stellenbosch, 2002.

Areas of interest: Athletic performance and skills development in youth (abled and disabled)Teaching responsibilities: motor development, motor learning and human performance, research methods, sport injuries and nutrition.

Contact details:
Telephone: +27 (0) 40 602 2206
Fax: +27 (0) 86 628 1907

Dr Maya van Gent
Senior Lecturer
BA HMS, BA HMS Hon, MA, PhD Northwest University, Potchefstroom 2003

Research Interest: 
Talent Identification and development, exercise science, anthropometry
Teaching responsibilities: Exercise science, exercise physiology, anthropometry, research methods

Contact details:
Office no: 040 602 2407
Fax no: 086 627 1188

Mr Thabo Xoxo
Junior Lecturer
BA Hon, BA, UFH, STD, Tshiya College of Education

Research Interest: Exercise and Sport Psychology
Teaching Responsibilities: Sport Psychology, Foundations of Physical Education, Sport Management & Sport and Exercise Biomechanics.

Contact Details
Office no: 040 602 2477
Fax no: 086 628 2950