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The strategic development and strengthening of the profession of biokinetics

B K Grobler, T J Ellapen, Y Paul, G L Strydom

Abstract


Continuous planning for the future of any profession is wise. The profession of biokinetics has made remarkable advances since the 1980s. However, new opportunities for development need to be embarked on. This short commentary explores three such areas: training and education; entry into the South African public healthcare system; and interprofessional healthcare collaboration. The intention is to encourage the Biokinetics Association of South Africa and biokineticists to work together to attain these goals, thereby strengthening the profession.


Authors' affiliations

B K Grobler, School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

T J Ellapen, Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

Y Paul, Department of Sport, Rehabilitation and Dental Sciences, Faculty of Science, Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa

G L Strydom, School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa

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Keywords

Strategic development; Biokinetics

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African Journal of Health Professions Education 2021;13(1):8-9. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2021.v13i1.1287

Article History

Date submitted: 2021-04-08
Date published: 2021-04-08

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