Identifying additional selection criteria for physiotherapy students in Zambia

E. M. Nkandu
South African Journal of Physiotherapy | Vol 56, No 3 | a534 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajp.v56i3.534 | © 2018 E. M. Nkandu | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 September 2018 | Published: 31 August 2000

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E. M. Nkandu, Department of Physiotherapy, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa

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The purpose of this study was to investigate additional factors that should be included in the selection process of physiotherapy students in Zambia. A qualitative research design was chosen. Focused group discussions and semi-structured interviews were used for data collection purposes. The results of the study showed that besides pre-selection achievement, a number of non-academic variables should be included in the selection process of students because of their potential to influence academic performance.


pre-selection criterial; physiotherapy students; Zambia


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