• Kenyatta University and Swansea University (UK) successfully implemented a Kenya-Linx Research 2020 Project to improve children's health and wellbeing in Kenya. Above is a photo capturing the elated moments between the host - Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science faculty and the Principal Investigator and Professor of Paediatric Exercise Sciences representing Swansea University during a visit on sustainability for best practice in research in September 2023 at KU. Seated in the front row from left to right; Dr. Lucy-joy Wachira (KU project coordinator & co-investigator), Dr. Juliah Githang'a (Chairperson), Prof. Gareth Stratton (Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Principal Investigator, Swansea University) with his wife, Dr. Masoumeh Minou, Dr. George Onyango (Co-researcher from the Department of Sociology, KU) and Mr. Stanley Kagunda (Faculty member, Co-researcher and PhD fellow) and other members of the department (standing). At this event, Swansea University and Kenyatta University established partnerships in teaching and research.

  • Prof. Abel Toriola (C) from Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa with members of Recreation and Sports Management Department And Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science Department, Kenyatta University in July 2023 during one of a series of collaborative agenda between the two universities. The two universities have an existing Memorandum of Understanding that has opened up varied platforms for teaching, research & outreach activities

  • Swimming pool used by our students for learning and competitions

  • Students taking part in weightlifting competitions at the Amphitheatre during Culture Week

  • Students and staff enjoying a fitness extravaganza held at Bishop Square during world physical activity day

  • Strength and conditioning room at the main gymnasium

  • Staff member Moses Mumbo addressing visiting students from various high schools

  • Human performance laboratory

  • Irish Under 20 rugby team after a training session at the gymnasium during the world under 20 rugby championship held in July 2023 in Nairobi.

The 2023 World Rugby Under 20 championship of the second-tier age-grade rugby competition will take place from 12th July 2023 to 30th July 2023. Eight teams will be participating in this year’s championships namely; the hosts Kenya, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Scotland, Hong Kong, United States of America, Spain and Samoa. The matches will take place at Nyayo National Stadium and Kenya Rugby Union grounds while Kenyatta University’s Health and fitness centre and rugby training facilities will serve as training centre for Scotland, Spain, United States of America and Uruguay. The student’s gym aerobics studio was set up to accommodate the athlete’s strength and conditioning programmes.

Gym all Set for Players

Student’s gym set-up for the Under-20 rugby athletes

Gym Group Photo

  

Scotland under-20 rugby team with staff from the Department of physical education exercise and sports science

 

 

DR. JULIAH WAMBUI GITHANG'A

Chairperson

Department of Physical Education, Exercise and Sports Science

 

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WORLD RUGBY UNDER 20 TROPHY ATHLETES TRAINING AT KENYATTA UNIVERSITY GYM


 

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