FMHS Sport Science
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

MSc and PhD students

PhD students




Mr Daniel Afrifa


​Miss Johanna Pretorius


​Mr Matthew Shone


​Miss Gabriela Tidbury

​Thoracic spinal mobility in adults; clinical assessments and exercise interventions


​Mrs Odelia van Stryp


​Mrs Jeanine Watson van Zijl


​Mr Roderick Willes

​High school athletics in the marginalized communities of the Cape Peninsula


​Miss Debbie Skinstad


​Mr Simon de Waal

​Predicting performance in trail runners



MSc students




Miss Faatima Adam

Miss Lizanne Andrag

Mr Sven Benson

Miss Sarah Blakeway 

Understanding motivation in Paralympic athletes

Miss Annete Botha  

Effects of self-induced tremors on cardiac autonomic responses and interictal anxiety

Ms Marnelle Botha

Miss Rieta-marie Brandt

Miss Nikita Davis

Miss Nathalie Daicon   

The effect of passive and active recovery on lactate clearance and jump performance

Mr Charl du Toit

Mr Sindiso Dube   

Relative age effect in South African student-athletes

Mr Robert Henning 

Zero-drop shoes and running economy in trail runners

Miss Michaela Heynes

Miss Stephanie Kruger

​Mr Conrad Litch

​Miss Maria Louw


Mr Rhulani Mabunda

Mr Lwazi nqa Madi

Mis Justine Palframan

Mr Nicholas Price 

The change in postural control following a competitive run in trail runners

Miss Danielle Prins   

Gait analyses in children with HIV encephalopathy

Miss Emily Robertson

Miss Aneesha Rodgers 

The acceleration and deceleration demands of SA netball players

Ms Megon Sam

Mr Jannick Schlewing 

Effect of warm-up on stabilisation, lower limb symmetry and reactive strength

Miss Megan Snyman

Miss Andrie Steyn

​Mr Harry van Wyk


Miss Chantelise Watkins 

Dual-task interference on truck-pelvis coordination during turning in individuals with Parkinson

Miss Taylia Webber