What does a Biokeniticist do?
A Biokineticist is a specialist who is recognised by and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa. They work closely with doctors and other medical practitioners. After detailed, scientific assessments, evaluations and measurements of the patient or individual, a Biokineticist will design exercise programmes to improve the well-being and quality of life of the person.
Why did you become a Biokineticist?
What and where did you study?
Once you have your degree in biokinetics, do you need to do any further studying?
Which subjects should you take at school if you want to follow this career path?
Maths is also important, because when you assess the human body you sometimes need to use calculations to determine different variables.
Chemistry and physics are also important, as it will help in understanding the movement of the body and the different processes involved.
What challenges do you face?
Biokineticists work long and irregular hours, so you really need to love what you are doing.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
Is it easy to find work as a Biokineticist?
What misconceptions are there about the industry?
What advice would you give to aspiring Biokineticists?