• Department of Physical and Health Education Staff Members

  • Department of Physical and Health Education Staff Members

Physical and Health Education


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

ACADEMIC CALENDAR, NEWS AND EVENTS 2015/2016 CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER 2015

9          Wednesday                              9 am                Staff Meeting                                                    P.E Resource Room

15        Tuesday                                   9 am                Board of Examiners Meet                                 P.E Common Room

OCTOBER 2015

8          Thursday                                 9 am                Exams Moderation Meeting                             P.E Common Room

15        Thursday                               9 am                Postgraduate Seminar                                      P.E Resource Room

NOVEMBER 2015

5          Thursday                                 9 am                Staff Meeting                                                   P.E Common Room  

DECEMBER 2015

7 - 19                                                                           Aerobics Short Course                                     Gymnasium    

17        Thursday                                 9 am                Postgraduate Seminar                                       P.E Resource Room

JANUARY 2016

11        Monday                                   9 am                Board of Examiners Meeting                           P.E Common Room

18        Monday                                   9 am                Staff Meeting                                                   P.E Common Room

FEBRUARY 2016

9          Tuesday                                   9 am                Exam Moderation Meeting                               P.E Common Room

18        Thursday                                 9 am                Postgraduate Seminar                                       P.E Resource Room

MARCH 2016

16        Wednesday                              9 am                Staff Meeting                                                   P.E Common Room

APRIL 2016

2 – 16                                                                          Basic Aerobics Short Course                           Gymnasium    

21        Thursday                                 9am                 Postgraduate Seminar                                       P.E Resource Room

MAY 2016

10        Tuesday                                   9 am                Board of Examiners Meeting                           P.E Common Room

23        Monday                                   9 am                External Examiners Meeting                            P.E Common Room

JUNE 2016

22        Wednesday                              9 am                Staff Meeting                                                   P.E Common Room

AUGUST 2016

4 – 18                                                                          Basic Aerobics Short Course                           Gymnasium

9          Tuesday                                   9 am                Staff Meeting                                                   P.E Common Room



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AFFILIATED PROGRAMS, COLLABORATIONS AND RESOURCES
The academic staff has so far established very strong academic collaborations/linkages with numerous universities in different parts of the world including the:

a.United States
b.Britain
c.Norway
d.Germany
e.Canada
f.China
g.India
h.South Africa
i.Botswana and
j.East African Region

The department collaborates with the following local and international institutions and organizations:
a.Kyambogo University (Kampala)
b.Makerere University (Uganda)
c.Tshwane University of Technology (South Africa)
d.University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
e.University of West Virginia (USA)
f.University of Manitoba (Canada)
g.Volda University (Norway)
h.University of Bergen (Norway)

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)    msword      pdf

MASTER OF SCIENCE (PHYSICAL EDUCATION)      msword     pdf

Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education

Proposed Diploma in Physical Education

Proposed Postgraduate Diploma in Physical Education

Basic Aerobics- 10 day training Every December (Residential)

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

RESEARCH
POSTGRDADUATE STUDENTS TESTIMONIALS

  1. Mr. Nyangaga, Nixon - High School PE Teacher at International school of Kenya.I am at the moment pursuing a Masters Degree in Physical and Health Education, the level of proposal writing. My experience in this position is a journey of imagination to many. My first degree was engineering and later a number of certificates in Sports and postgraduate diploma in sports management elsewhere. I now sit in a classroom, teaching, researching and assessing on different sports games and exercises.
  2. Muriithi Daniel Wambugu - HOD Creative Arts/ Chairperson Co-curricular Activities, Kilimambogo TTC.I am a trained P.E. teacher having graduated from Kenyatta University in 1993. For the last 22 years I have worked in PE/ games and having the mandate to organize in various stations. I am now waiting for my final Masters defense. It has been an interesting and fruitful journey. I plan to pursue my PhD soon after in this same university.

POSTGRADUATE (PHD) RESEARCH
ONGOING

  • Githang'a Juliah Wambui. Topic: Effects of Progressive Muscle Relaxation and Sleep Environment Modification on Stress and Blood Pressure among Institutionalized Elderly in Nairobi, Kenya. Stage: Data collection
  • Jane Wairimu Mwangi. Topic: Physical and Psycho-Social Benefits of Parental Involvement in Organized Physical Activities for Children with Intellectual Disabilities in Nairobi County, Kenya. Stage: Thesis writing
  • Penninah Wanjiku Mwenda. Topic: Influence of Participation in Selected Competitive Sports on Character Development of Secondary School Student Athletes in Nairobi County Kenya. Stage: Proposal development

RECENT PUBLICATION

  1. Goodwin, Y., Monyeki, M.A., Boit, M.K., De Ridder, J.H., Toriola, A.L., Mwangi, F.M. & Wachira, J. L. (2014). Association between energy availability and menstrual function in elite Kenyan runners. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 20(2:1), 291-307.
  2. Goodwin, Y., Monyeki, M.A., Boit, M.K., De Ridder, J.H., Toriola, A.L., Mwangi, F.M., Wachira, J. L. & Mwihaki, M.G. (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, 20(2)
  3. Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2014). Results from Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weights of Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(suppl 1), S69-S73.
  4. Muthuri, S. K., Wachira, L. J. M., Onywera, V. O., & Tremblay, M. S. (2014). Correlates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 436.
  5. Muthuri, S. K., Francis, C. E., Wachira, L. J. M., LeBlanc, A. G., Sampson, M., Onywera, V. O., & Tremblay, M. S. (2014). Evidence of an overweight/obesity transition among school-aged children and youth in Sub-Saharan Africa: A systematic review. PloS one, 9(3), e92846.
  6. Muthuri, S. K., Wachira, L. J. M., Leblanc, A. G., Francis, C. E., Sampson, M., Onywera, V. O., & Tremblay, M. S. (2014). Temporal trends and correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviour, and physical fitness among school-aged children in Sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. International journal of environmental research and public health, 11(3), 3327-3359.
  7. Muthuri, S.K., Wachira, L-J.M., Onywera, V.O. & Tremblay, M.S. (2014). Comparative study of physical activity patterns among school children in Kenya and Canada: Results from the ISCOLE Project. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 20(2:2), 765-779.
  8. Muthuri, S. K., Wachira, L. J. M., Onywera, V. O., & Tremblay, M. S. (2014). Direct and self-reported measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviours by weight status in school-aged children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya. Annals of human biology, (Epub ahead of print).
  9. Githang’a, Juliah W; Wamukoya, Edwin K; Onywera, Vincent O., Volume 1 No. 2. January 2013 issue page 43-49, ISSN 2070-917X:Metabolic Equivalents (METs) of the Physical Activity patterns of the elderly Kenyans in homes for the aged in Nairobi province.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION

  1. Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2014) Association between BMI and Percent Body Fat Status and Screen-Based Sedentary Activity of Kenyan Urban School Children: Results from ISCOLE-Kenya: Presented at the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children Held from May 19-22, 2014 at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Canada
  2. Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2014) School Related Opportunities for Physical Activity in Kenyan Urban Schools: Presented at International Conference on Physical Activity and Sports for Health and Development in Africa Held from March 25th to 29th, 2014 at the Pedagogic University of Maputo in Maputo, Mozambique
  3. Wachira, L. J. M., Muthuri, S. K., Tremblay, M. S., & Onywera, V. O. (2013) The International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) Kenya: Protocols, Experiences and Advice for African Countries: Presented at the Ghana Physical Education & Sport Think-tank & Exercise Medicine Ghana (GPEStt-EMG) International Conference held on 4th to 7th June 2013 at the Ghana College of Physicians & Surgeons, Ridge, Accra, Ghana

 PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

We are committed to Courtesy and Excellence in Service Delivery

Services

Requirement

Charges

Time Frame

Unit registration

Filled unit registration form

Clearance from Finance

Free

  • 4 weeks after reporting - Regular
  • 2   weeks after reporting- IBP

Moderation of Examination

Question paper, marking guide, reading list and class list

Free

4 weeks after the semester begins

Board of examiners meeting

Filled Individual mark sheets

Free

3 weeks after completion of exams

Examination result queries

1.Missing unit marks form

2.Student results profile

Free

2 -7days

Processing postgraduate proposal for departmental presentation

Four signed copies of proposal

Free

14 days

Processing postgraduate documents for forwarding

Submission of all required documents

Free

2 days

Writing of Recommendation

letters

1.Request letter

2.Student ID

Free

1 day

Reviewing of Curriculum

1.Version under review

2.New information

Free

4 week

Health and Recreation Centre

Registration of membership at Health Club

Identification

Category

Session(2hrs)

monthly

Annual

Immediate

Students

50

400

1500

Staff

70

2000

6000

Staff family (four members)

10,000

Outsiders

200

2000

12,000

Fitness instruction to clients

1) Payment receipt

2) Appropriate attire

 

Throughout the training period

               

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

   Prepared by:    …Dr. Joy Wachira………………………             Date:……………..     

Approved by:………Dr. Yasmin Goodwin………………               Date:……………..     

       Chairman, Physical and Health Education

Kenyatta University, P.O Box 43844-00100 Nairobi,

Tel. (020)8710901, Ext: 4146        

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