The NWU is a multi-campus university with a footprint across two provinces. The Mafikeng and Potchefstroom Campuses are situated in the North-West Province and the Vaal Triangle Campus is in Gauteng. The head office, known as the Institutional Office, is in Potchefstroom, situated near the Potchefstroom Campus. Today, the NWU is recognized as one of the best-managed and most innovative universities in South Africa. We continue to celebrate and encourage multiculturalism, multilingualism and multi nationalism.
South-African Professional Institute of Kinderkinetics
Kinderkinetics is a profession that aims to promote and optimise the neuromotoric development of young children (0-12 years), through scientifically based physical activity.
Kinderkinetics training within the Kinderkinetics programme is structured around the developmental needs of children of different ages, since developmental needs and neuromotoric development of children differ drastically at different ages, as well as the programme content that focuses on typical and atypical development in children. Training is done according to the following programme outcomes presented:
This programme helps children up to 13 years of age with deficiencies to overcome problems with an individualised programme. Aspects such as obesity and specific motor deficiencies, as well as physical assistance are offered to children with specific disabilities.
This programme is designed for children between the ages of 2 and 7 years and is conducted in a group setting. The focus is on the child's gross motor development and the purpose of the programme is to ensure the optimal development of young children.
Programme for the disabled
Water therapy programmes that will be available to, for instance, children with Down syndrome and cerebral palsy will improve their functionality in terms of the motor and physical aspects of their development.
A programme for older children between the ages of 10 and 14 years that assists in the development of a healthy balanced lifestyle. Programmes are in group format. The aim of the programme is to make active children into active adults.
Early stimulation for the optimal development of the baby. For babies between 0 and 24 months.
Sporting skills programme
This programme teaches children between the ages of 8 and 12 years basic sporting skills, like soccer, rugby and netball. The aim of the programme is to learn the basic rules, but especially the necessary fundamental skills of the sport. The programme is in group format.