School of Human Movement Sciences

Henriëtte Hammill

I am a qualified Biokineticist and performed post-graduate research in focus area of Biokinetics, Rehabilitation and Orthopaedics.  I enjoy the different fields of Biokinetics and have been fortunate to teach in the various fields of this profession.  Exposure to different aspects taught me that my interest lies within the Biokinetics profession’s rehabilitation of sport and the orthopaedics.  Currently I am teaching the modules, Orthopaedics (Honours), Research Methods and Biokinetics (third years) and fully enjoy the work I am blessed to do.  


Dané Coetzee

Dané Coetzee is currently an associate professor in the School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science at the North-West University’s Potchefstroom Campus. Prof Coetzee pursued her academic career at the School of Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science at the North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom Campus since 2009. Her teaching responsibilities at the NWU include modules on undergraduate and post graduate levels as well as guidance to several masters and doctoral students in the field of Kinderkinetics and Human Movement Science.

Ben Coetzee

I received a BSc in Human Movement Science in 1994, a B.Sc Honours degree in Sport Science (Cum Laude) in 1995, a MSc in Human Movement Science (Cum Laude) in 2000 and a PhD in Human Movement Science in 2010 from North-West University (NWU). During my years as a graduate and post-graduate student I served as a lecturer assistant and temporary lecturer for modules that ranged from coaching science to anatomy, exercise physiology and exercise science for 1st up until honours students in the School for Biokinetics, Recreation and Sport Science (BRS).

Anita Elizabeth Pienaar

Anita Pienaar holds a Ph.D. in Human Movement Science with specialisation in pediatric exercise science (Kinderkinetics). She is a Professor in the School for Biokinetics, Rrecreation and Sport Science at the North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus) where she also acts as the program leader for the Kinderkinetics program with teaching duties to post graduate students in Sport Science and Kinderkinetics. 

Hans de Ridder

Professor Dr. J. Hans de Ridder is a full professor and director of the Human Movement Sciences at the North-West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa. He is currently a C2 rated researcher of the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa. His current H-Index is 15. He was the receiver in 2002 of the Stals Award for Human Movement Sciences from the South African Academy for Science and Art for his exceptional contribution to kinanthropometry.