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Faculty of Health Sciences


Welcome to the Faculty of Health sciences – Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University.

The Faculty aims to contribute to the promotion and improvement of the health of the population of South Africa and Africa by means of high-quality, relevant educational and research programmes.



School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science

School of Pharmacy

School of Physiology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences

School of Psychosocial Behavioural Sciences

School of Nursing Science


Centre of Excellence for Nutrition (CEN)

Africa Unit for Transdisciplinary Health Research (AUTHeR)

Unit for Drug Research and Development

Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation (PhasRec)

Hypertension in Africa Research Team (HART)

Medicine Usage in South Africa (MUSA)



Lipid and Metabolic Clinic

Animal Research Centre


Institute for Biokinetics

Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling

Institute for Sport Science and Development

South African Professional Institute for Kinderkinetics

Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Services


Research Institute for Industrial Pharmacy (RIIP) incorporating the Centre for Quality Assurance of Medicines (CENQAM)


Unit for Cosmetic Efficacy Studies (ECEC)


Clinical Pharmacokinetic Laboratory (CPL)


World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre (WHO CC)


President's Emergency Programme for AIDS relief (PEPFAR)

Faculty News

Undergraduate degrees

Honours degrees

Masters degrees

Doctoral degrees


Short Courses

Undergraduate brochure

Undergraduate yearbook

Post-graduate Yearbook

Faculty Brochure

5 August 2010 - Rector's Faculty Visit- 09:00 - Old Senate Hall, LJ du Plessisgebou


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