Title/Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Exercise Physiology,Master of Science (MSc)  degree in Physical and Health Education,Bachelor of Education (BEd Arts) degree in Physical Education.
Department/Unit/Section: Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science
Contact Address: c/o RMES, P.O. Box 43844 Post Code 00100 Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel; +254-02-810901 Ext. 57284 Cell Phone; +254722761379
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Position: Senior Lecturer
Area of Specialization: Exercise Physiology,Exercise and Sports Biomechanics.
Research Interests: Respiratory physiology and athletic performance.Exercise and sports biomechanics. Psycho-physiological aspects of sports.

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Publications

  • Rintaugu, E.G., & Mwangi, F.M. (2021). Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions on doping among university students in physical education and sport science related degree programmes. Journal of Human Sport and Exercise, 16(1), 174-186. doi: https://doi.org/10.14198/jhse.2021.161.16
  • Kaoche, J. M. C., Rintaugu, E. G., Kamenju, J., & Mwangi, F. M. (2020). Knowledge on doping among football athletes, coaches and sponsors in Malawi. Journal of Physical Education and Sport Management, 11(2), 5-13. https://doi.org/10.5897/JPESM2020.0346
  • Rintaugu, E.G. Mwangi, F.M. Thangu, E.K. & Otieno, M. (2020). Relationship between participation motives and connection to soccer of male university players.
    International Journal of Psychology and Counseling, Vol. 12(4), pp. 152-158. https://doi.org/10.5897/IJPC2020.0618
  • Mukaro, M., Kamau, W.J., Mwangi, M.F., Wanderi, M.P. & Onyango, O.E. (2020). Status of Participation in Physical Activity by Employees in Kenyan Universities at
    Onsite Fitness Centers in Kenya. African Journal of Education, Science and Technology, Vol 6, No. 1, pg 122-133. https://ajest.info/index.php/ajest/article/view/470/462
  • Kidokoro, T.; Fuku, N.; Yanagiya, T.; Takeshita, T.; Takaragawa, M.; Annear, M.; Xiaojie, T.; Waiganjo, L.B.; Bogonko, L.F.; Isika, J.K.; Kigaru, M.D.; Mwangi, F.M. (2020). Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Patterns among Kenyan and Japanese Children: A Comprehensive Cross-Country Comparison. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 17, 4254; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124254
  • Mwangi, F.M. (2020). Relationships between anthropometric, spirometric, cardiorespiratory and endurance performance values among male Kenyan runners.
    Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sport. 15(1): 5-13. DOI: 10.14526/2070-4798-2020- 15-1-5-14 http://journalsport.ru/index.php/en/archive?id=806
  • Bailasha N.K, Rintaugu E.G, Kamau J, Mwangi F.M, Mucheke C.M, Otieno M.D. (2020). Institutional Based Reasons for Students Non-participation in Physical Activity
    and Sport Programs in the Kenyan Public Universities. International Journal of Human Movement and Sports Sciences 8(1): 17-23. DOI: 10.13189/saj.2020.080102
  • Mwangi, F.M., Rintaugu, E.J. & Toriola, O. (2019). Influence of achievement goals and motivational climate on attitudes toward doping among East African university athletes. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 25(4), 547-562.
  • Stella N. Wayong’o, Francis M. Mwangi, Lucy-Joy M. Wachira, & Elijah G. Rintaugu, (2019). Emergency Plans and Safety Regulations During Physical Education Lessons in Private Primary Schools in Kenya.  The Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sport (Pedagogico-Psychological and Medico-Biological Problems of Physical Culture and Sports.) Volume 14 (1): ISSN 2070 -4798
  • Elijah G. Rintaugu, Francis M. Mwangi, and Abel L. Toriola (2018). Sources of sports confidence and contextual factors among university athletes. Journal of Physical Education and Sport (JPES), 18(2): 889 – 895. DOI:10.7752/jpes.2018.02132
  • Francis Mundia Mwangi (2017). Assessment of Spirometric and Cardio-Respiratory Values of Kenyan Distance Runners. The Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sport (Pedagogico-Psychological and Medico-Biological Problems of Physical Culture and Sports.) Volume 12 (4): 106 – 116. DOI 10/14526/04_2017_272 http://www.journal-science.org/en/article/921.html
  • Francis M. Mwangi, Helen N. Muthomi, and Lucy-Joy Wachira (2017). Ability in Disability. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-66-6
  • Francis M. Mwangi, Elijah G. Rintaugu (2017). Physical Activity and Health Related Physical Fitness Attributes of Staff Members in a Kenyan Public University, International Journal of Sports Science, Vol. 7 No. 2, 2017, pp. 81-86. doi: 10.5923/j.sports.20170702.09. http://article.sapub.org/10.5923.j.sports.20170702.09.html
  • Francis M. Mwangi, (2017). Pulmonary Physiology of Kenyan Endurance Runners: Saarbrucken: Scholar’s Press. ISBN: 978-3-659-84556-7
  • Kamenju, JW., Rintaugu, EG. & Mwangi, FM. (2016). Development of Physical Education and Sports in Kenya in the 21st Century: An Early Appraisal. The Russian Journal of Physical Education and Sport(Pedagogical-Psychological and Medico-Biological Problems of Physical Culture and Sports), Volume 11 No.4: 2016, pp. 129-137. DOI 10.14526/01_1111_165. http://journal-science.org/en/article/698.html
  • Lucy-Joy Wachira, Francis M. Mwangi, and Helen N. Muthomi (2016). The Trash Ball. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-16-1
  • Helen N. Muthomi, Lucy-Joy Wachira, and Francis M. Mwangi, (2015):David Gets Fit. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-13-0
  • Goodwin, Y.,Monyeki, MA.,Boit,MK.,De Ridder,JH.,Toriola, AL.,Mwangi, FM., Wachira, JL.,and Mwihaki,MG.(2014):Profile of the female athlete triad in elite Kenyan endurance athletes and in non-athletes. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) Volume 20(2:2), June 2014, pp.
  • Goodwin, Y. Monyeki, MA., Boit,  MK., De Ridder,  JH., Toriola,  AL., Mwangi, FM., and. Wachira, JL. (2014):Association between energy availability and menstrual function in elite Kenyan runners. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) Volume 20(2:1), June 2014, pp. 291-307.
  • Foster GE, Koehle MS, Dominelli PB, Mwangi FM, Onywera VO, Boit MK, Tremblay JC, Boit C. and Sheel AW. (2014):Pulmonary mechanics and gas exchange during exercise in Kenyan distance runners.  Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Vol. 46, No. 4, pp. 702–710.  DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000161
  • Rintaugu, EG, Mwangi, FM. & Bailasha, NK. (2013):Negotiating constraints to sports participation of university soccer players.  Journal of Education and Practice. Vol. 4(23), 146-153, October, 2013.
  • Mwangi, FM., Kamenju, JW. & Rintaugu, EG. (2013):Educational Role of Kenya Teachers Colleges Sports Association. International Journal of Education and Research Vol. 1(7), 1-10, July, 2013.
  • Sheel AW, Foster GE, Koehle MS, Dominelli PB, Mwangi FM, Onywera VO, Boit MK,Tremblay JC and Boit C.(2012):Pulmonary gas exchange and the mechanics of breathing during exercise in Kenyan runners.  Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Meeting, Regina, 2012.  Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 37:S34, 2012.
  • Rintaugu, EG., Mwisukha, JA. & Mundia,  MF. (2011):Alcohol Consumption patterns of Student-Athletes in a Kenyan Public University: International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 1, No. 17, pg. 162-167, Nov. 2012.
  • Mwangi, FM., Wanderi, PM., Wamukoya, EK.,Onywera, VO. & Gitonga, ER.(2011):Effects of Different Arm Kinematics on Performance in Long Distance Running: International Journal of Current Research. Vol. 33, Issue 6, pg.185-190, June, 2011.
  • Mwangi, Francis (2011):The Role of Arms Movement in Long Distance Running Performance: Effects of Different Arm Actions on Performance in Long Distance Running. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-639-32457-0
  • Mwangi, FM., Wanderi, PM. & Wamukoya, EK. (2008):Effects of Different Arm Actions on Performance in Long Distance Running: 2008 International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport Proceedings. Vol. 1, 32 – 33.

 Books and Books Chapters

  1. Kagunda, S., Mwangi, F. & Muthomi, H. (2021). Building long-term relationship with clients: use of Conformity to exercise adherence as a practice to attract and build brand loyalty in fitness centres, Nairobi County, Kenya: The Global Private Health & Fitness Business. In Press.
  2. Francis M. Mwangi, Helen N. Muthomi, and Lucy-Joy Wachira (2017). Ability in Disability. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-66-6
  3. Mwangi, Francis Mundia (2017). Pulmonary Physiology of Kenyan Endurance Runners. Saarbrucken, Scholar’s Press. ISBN: 978-3-659-84556-7
  4. Lucy-Joy Wachira, Francis M. Mwangi, and Helen N. Muthomi (2016). The Trash Ball. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-16-1
  5. Helen N. Muthomi, Lucy-Joy Wachira, and Francis M. Mwangi, (2015). David Gets Fit. Nairobi. Queenex Publishers Ltd. ISBN: 978-9966-075-13-0
  6. Mwangi, Francis (2011). The Role of Arms Movement in Long Distance Running Performance: Effects of Different Arm Actions on Performance in Long Distance Running. Saarbrucken: VDM Verlag. ISBN: 978-3-639-32457-0-

Conference Presentations

  • Mwangi, MF., and Rintaugu, EG. (2019). Management of Athletes’ Medical Issues in East African University Sports. Book of Abstract and Conference Proceedings: The 4th African Sports Management Association (ASMA) International Conference, held on 4th – 6th April 2019, at Mount Kenya University, Thika, Kenya.
  • Mwangi, MF., Kidokoro, T., Fuku, N., Bogonko, LF., Boro, LW., Wachira, LJ., and Isika, J. Assessment of Foot Structure and Function in Relation to Selected Health and Performance Related Fitness Attributes among Children and Young Adults: A Comparative Study Between Kenya and Japan. A Concept Paper Presented at the International Colloquium in Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science held on Thursday 8th November 2018 at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Mwangi, MF, Rintaugu, EG., Ombiji, V., Wahome, PW., Hussein, IH., & Kimanzi, F. Title: Physical Fitness Appraisal of Kenyan Soccer Players during 2016 Pre-Season Tournament: Presented at the Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, held on 21st – 23rd September, 2016.
  • Francis M. Mwangi, Mary Mwihaki, Lucy-Joy Wachira, Edna Thangu and Elijah G. Rintaugu Care and Management of Athletes Medical Issues among East African Universities: Presented at the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sports (ICSEMIS 2016), Santos SP, Brazil, held on 31st August - 4th September, 2016.
  • Francis M. Mwangi, Mary Mwihaki, Lucy-Joy Wachira, Isaah Wabuyabo and Vincent Onywera Assessment of Fitness and Training among East African Universities Swimming Athletes: Presented at the 2016 Olympics Games scientific convention, the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sports (ICSEMIS 2016), Santos SP, Brazil, held on 31st August - 4th September, 2016.
  • Mwangi, Francis Mundia, Pulmonary Function of Kenyan Elite Distance Runners at Rest and During Sub-Maximal and Maximal Endurance Exercise: Presented at the 27th Kenyatta University Post Graduate Seminar, Nairobi, Kenya, on Dec. 6, 2013.
  • Mwangi, FM., Onywera, VO., Boit, M., Foster, GE., Koehle, MS., Tremblay, J., Boit, C. & Sheel, AW., Pulmonary Function of Kenyan Elite Distance Runners at Rest and During Sub-Maximal and Maximal Endurance Exercise: Presented at the 2012 pre-Olympics Games scientific convention, the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on July 19 – 24, 2012.
  • Bukhala, PW., Onywera, VO., Mwangi, FM. & Mwangi, JW., Assessment of Physical Fitness Levels among Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Nairobi County, Kenya: Presented at the 2012 pre-Olympics Games scientific convention, the International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport held in Glasgow, United Kingdom, on July 19 – 24, 2012.
  • Mwangi FM., Gitonga ER., Ondeng MO., Adalo, J.A.,  Ng’ethe, HW.  & Omondi, JO., The Status of Selected Health Related Physical Fitness Attributes of University Staff In JKUAT, Kenya: Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. June 6-8, 2010.
  • Mwangi, MF. & Kamenju, JW., Educational Role of Kenya Teachers’ College Sports: Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. June 6-8, 2010.
  • Omondi, JO.,  Mwangi FM., Gitonga, ER., Ondeng, MO., Adalo, JA  & Kizito, M., Status of Selected Physical Fitness Attributes and Sexual Wellbeing of Bicycle Taxi (Bodaboda) Operators in Juja, Kenya: Presented at the 17th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya. June 6-8, 2010.

Research

 Foot structure and function in relation to health and performance related fitness attributes among children and young adults.

 Knowledge, attitudes and perceptions on doping among university students in physical education and sport science related degree programmes.

 Relationships between anthropometric, spirometric, cardiorespiratory and endurance performance values among male Kenyan runners

 Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Patterns among Kenyan and Japanese Children: A Comprehensive Cross-Country Comparison.

 Physical Fitness Appraisal of Kenyan Soccer Players during 2016 Pre-Season Tournament

 Care and Management of Athletes Medical Issues among East African Universities

 Assessment of Fitness and Training among East African Universities Swimming Athletes

 Pulmonary Function of Kenyan Elite Distance Runners at Rest and During Sub-Maximal and Maximal Endurance Exercise.

 Assessment of Physical Fitness Levels among Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Nairobi County, Kenya.

 Effects of Different Arm Actions on Performance in Long Distance Running

 Selected Health Related Physical Fitness Attributes of University Staff In JKUAT, Kenya.

 

News and Events

35th and 36th Graduation Ceremonies

The School has also realized an increase in the number of graduands of Master of Science candidates. During the 35th and 36th graduation ceremonies, a total of 13 candidates graduated.

35th Graduation Ceremony

The School of Applied Human Sciences graduated three (3) PhD candidates during the 35th Graduation Ceremony held on 20th December, 2013, and another four (4) during the 36th Graduation Ceremony.

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