• Department of Physical and Health Education Staff Members

  • Department of Physical and Health Education Staff Members


1.Tagline
The department trains Physical Education and sports personnel who serve in Secondary Schools, Teachers Training Colleges and Kenyan private and public Universities as Teachers, Tutors, Lecturers, Professors and Games tutors.
2.Summary
The department’s goal is to sustain Physical Education as an academic and professional discipline through the training of competent personnel equipped with relevant knowledge and skills in teaching and research.
Our main accomplishments include the inculcation of a solid theoretical and practical knowledge in Physical Education amongst the trainees at post-graduate level as a grand effort towards the promotion of P.E as an academic pursuit, a means to good health and as a profession within educational institutions in particular and entire society in general.
3.Fact sheet
The department is in the School of Applied Human Sciences. For a long time the department has been the only one offering degree programs to secondary school physical education teachers. Over the years, the Physical Education Programme has experienced tremendous expansion in terms of degree programs and student enrolment.
Our vision is to sustain Physical Education as an academic and professional discipline through the training of competent personnel equipped with relevant knowledge and skills in teaching and research.
The department has highly qualified academic staff with varied professional training backgrounds who include Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and Tutorial Fellows in Physical and Health Education.
The academic staff has so far established very strong academic collaborations/linkages with numerous Universities in different parts of the world.
The department collaborates with local and international institutions and organizations in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, research, staff, student exchanges and community service.
The Department is in the School of Applied Human Sciences. For a long time the department has been the only one offering degree programmes to secondary school physical education teachers.Over the years, the Physical Education Programme has experienced tremendous expansion in terms of degree programmes and student enrolment.

Vision
To sustain Physical Education as an academic and professional discipline through the training of competent personnel equipped with relevant knowledge and skills in teaching and research.

Mission
To inculcate a solid theoretical and practical knowledge in Physical Education amongst the trainees at post graduate level as a grand effort towards the promotion of P.E. as an academic pursuit, a means to good health and as a profession within educational institutions in particular and entire society in general.

Achievements:
Doctor of Philosophy tuition scholarship award for Mr. Sylvester Hayker funded by the International Development and Research Centre (IDRC).
Title of the project; Assessment of physical activity and active transport among school children in Eastern, Western and Southern Region of Africa: The case of Kenya, Nigeria, and Mozambique

Ongoing Research:
Market Survey for needs assessment for Post graduate Diploma and Diploma Courses in schools, colleges, fitness centers, clubs and other sporting organizations.

News and Events:

Dr. Goodwin has been appointed  as the chairperson of the department.
Dr. Muniu has been appointed  as the director of the AIDs Control Unit in the university

Staffing
The Department has highly qualified academic staff who include Professors, Senior Lecturers, Lecturers, Assistant Lecturers and Tutorial Fellows in Physical and Health education

Facilities in the Department

  • Playing fields
  • Swimming pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Squash Courts
  • Campsite
  • Health and Fitness Centers
  • Recreation and Exercise Centre
  • A Golf Course (proposed)

Potential Employers

  • Government Ministries (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Sports clubs
  • Ministry of Local Government),
  • Schools, Colleges and Universities
  • Disciplined Forces( Army, Prisons, Police and National Youth Service)
  • Sports Complexes
  • Kenya Wildlife Service
  • Local and International Sports Organizations
  • Local Authorities
  • Outdoor Adventure Schools and Centres
  • Parastatals
  • Research Institutions

Programmes offered in the department

DATE

TIME

ACTIVITY

VENUE

January 2019

Friday 4th

 

Wednesday 16th

 

12:00pm

 

9:00am

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

Post graduate seminar

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

February 2019

Wednesday 20th

 

Wednesday 6th

 

9:00am

 

12:00pm

 

Post graduate seminar

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

March 2019

Wednesday 20th

 

Friday 8th

 

Monday 4th

 

9:00am

 

12:00pm

 

9:00am

 

Post graduate seminar

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

Non-Teaching Staff Meeting

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

April 2019

Tuesday 2nd

 

Wednesday 17th

 

12:00pm

 

9:00am

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

Post graduate seminar

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

May 2019

Friday 3rd

 

Wednesday 15th

 

Thursday 9th

 

10:00am

 

9:00am

 

9:00am

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

Post graduate seminar

 

Non-Teaching Staff Meeting

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

June 2019

Wednesday 19th

 

Wednesday 5th

 

9:00am

 

12:00pm

 

Post graduate seminar

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

July 2019

Friday 5th

 

Wednesday 17th

 

Tuesday 9th

 

10:00am

 

9:00am

 

9:00am

 

Fitness Instructors Meeting

 

Post graduate seminar

 

Non-Teaching Staff Meeting

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

 

P.E Common Room

The department collaborates with local and international institutions and organizations in the areas of teaching, curriculum development, research, staff, student exchanges and community service. The academic staff has so far established very strong academic collaborations/linkages with numerous Universities, institutions and organizations in different parts of the world.

 

These include University of Manitoba and University of Ottawa (in Canada),West Virginia University (USA), Volda University, University of Bergen (in Norway), University of Helsinki, Haaga-Helia University Vierumaki (Finland), Tshwane University of Technology and University of Pretoria, University of Stellenbosch, University of Cape Town and University of Johannesburg (in South Africa), Makerere University and Kyambogo University (in Uganda), University of Dar-essalaam (in Tanzania) and many others in UK, USA and Germany.

The existing linkage with Volda University has continued to enable the best two of our undergraduate students to proceed to Norway (in the same University) on annual basis to complete their undergraduate courses there. The department also collaborates with the Kenya Medical Research Institute and other institutions in Kenya as well as and other international organizations that include IAAF and FIFA.

-Physical Education programs           

Dr. Constance Adron Nakayiza Nsibambi, Kyambogo University, Uganda

-Exercise and Sports Science programs

Prof.  Dirk Lund Christensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

The department also engages several other external examiners to examine postgraduate Theses.

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)    msword      pdf

MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)      msword     pdf

Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Physical Education  msword     pdf

Proposed Diploma in Physical Education

Mode of Study: Regular, Open Learning and Institutional Based
Total Unit Load:
BE.d (Physical Education) = 4+4+6+6 =20
M Sc (Physical Education) = 5+5=10 units + Thesis

Ongoing Research Projects by Staff

Dr. Francis Mwangi Mundia and colleagues - 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. 2018 - 2020.

Prof. Vincent Onywera and colleagues - Building higher education and research capacity to address the physical activity and nutrition transition in Kenya: the Kenya-Finland education and research alliance (KENFIN-EDURA), 2017-2020.

Dr. Lucy-Joy Wachira and Dr Helen Muthomi - Outdoor Adventure Practice in the Afro-Alpine Mountain Areas in East Africa: Training, Certification, Competence and Standards in Injury Occurrence and Pre-Hospital Emergency Risk Management, 2016 – 2019.

Prof. Vincent Onywera -Active Cities as Catalysts for Well-Being In Africa: The Case Of Nairobi, Accra And Johannesburg, 2016-2017

Prof. Vincent Onywera - Assessment of physical activity and active transport among school children in eastern, western and southern regions of Africa: the case of Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria, 2013-2017

 

 

Kenyatta University

PHYSICAL EDUCATION, EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE

Service Delivery Charter

We are committed to Courtesy and Excellence in Service Delivery

SERVICE

REQUIREMENT

TIME FRAME

Unit registration in the Department

  • Register in the Departmental register book

Immediately- The process goes 4 weeks after reporting

Queries on either teaching  and/ examination timetables

  • Post timetable on the notice board
  • Letter to Examinations Coordinator indicating clashes

7 working days

Examination result queries

  • Complete Missing unit marks form

7 working days

Processing postgraduate Concept/proposal for Departmental presentation

  • Four signed copies of proposal
  • Course work transcripts

14 working days

Processing postgraduate documents for forwarding

  • Submission of all required documents

2 working days

Writing Letters of Introduction/Recommendation

  • Request letter from student or staff member

 

1 working day

 

 

 

HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTRE (PEES GYMNASIUM COMPLEX, ALUMNI GYM AND STAFF GYM)

SERVICE

REQUIREMENT

TIME FRAME

 

Gym member’s Registration

1.Student I.D/P.F/National I.D

2. National Bank account no: 01003059150800 cash deposit slip.

3. Duly completed and signed check-off form (staff Only).

4. Membership card signed by client and Fitness Centre Manager

5. Client to provide passport-size photograph to be affixed to the membership card

 

 

 

   1 - 2 days

 

Client orientation

1.Appropriate gym attire and footwear

2. Duly completed Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) form.

 

2 -7days

 

Client follow up

1. Duly completed client follow-up form

1– 6months

 

 

In case of complaints or compliments regarding the services offered please contact: 

CHAIRMAN,

        PHYSICAL EDUCATION, EXERCISE AND SPORTS SCIENCE

             KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, P.O BOX 43844-00100 NAIROBI,

          TEL. (020)8710901, EXT: 4146

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Dr. Francis Mundia Mwangi

Chairman

Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science


 

Physical & Health Education External Examiners

  • Dr. Pascal Soita

 

Basic Aerobics Instructors’ course

Kenyatta University Department of Physical and Health Education

Basic Aerobics Instructors’ course
2nd to 12th December 2013


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