Ben Coetzee is an associate professor in the School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus. He obtained his BSc, BSc Honours and MSc degrees at the former Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education as well as a PhD in Human Movement Science at the North-West University.
Since his appointment as lecturer he lectured the following modules: Sport Science, Anatomy, Training Physiology, Applied Training Physiology, Applied Training Practice, Applied Sport Physiology, Sport Science Practice and Sport Science internship for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. He also served as acting director of the Institute for Sport Science and Development where he was responsible for the rendering of sport-scientific services to a variety of sportsmen and women. He has been serving as programme leader for the Sport Science programme since 2003 and is responsible for research, the content and execution of the honours curriculum as well as the tasks of staff within the programme.
He has already delivered a large number of master’s degree studies as study leader, fellow study leader or assistant study leader as well as a number of PhD studies as supervisor. Several national and international publications have been published from his pen and he currently serves as reference for a national and international journal respectively.
His research especially focuses on the physiological adjustments and mechanisms that ground various conditioning and training interventions as well as the components that stand in relation to the achievement of sport performance. During the past two years his research also focused and is still focusing on recovery techniques and determinants that will enable researchers to evaluate and monitor recovery.