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Welcome Message from The Head of Department-

The Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education (formerly known as Physical and Health Education) and the entire staff welcome both old and new students, intending students and visitors to the web portal of the Department. Presently located in the main campus of the University, the Department started as a unit in the then Curriculum and Teaching Department and was later moved to the then Department of Vocational and Special Education in 2002. It gained the status of a full fledge Department in 2010.

The Department offers Programmes that lead to the award of B.Sc. (Ed) degree in Human Kinetics and Health Education at both regular and part-time (sandwich) bases. Furthermore, the Department offers courses that leads to the award of a Post-Graduate Diploma, M.Ed and Ph.D degrees in various areas of specialization. The various specialty areas include  Sports Administration. Recreation and Tourism Education, Sports Psychology, Athletics Training,  and a host of others. These programmes are anchored by a team of well trained and well-motivated professional staff that consist of six Professors, one Associate Professor, two Senior lecturers and other lower cadre academic staff. We also have a team of very hospitable, competent and accommodating administrative staff led by the Departmental Secretary, who are always available to attend to students and visitors to the Department.

All our courses and trainings are designed to inculcate the very rare spirit of discipline, team work, independence and entrepreneurship on students. We also take responsibility for training students to become responsible leaders in the field of sport and society in general. Our trainings are indoor and out-door as required by the course curriculum. The Department is equipped with an array of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including stadium for football and track and field events, courts for basketball, handball and tennis, pitches for volleyball and hockey and so on. Studying with us will link you with our students and alumni who have been very successful in many sports and field competitions within and outside the University.

We encourage you to consider enrolling in any of our programmes or recommending them to your valued friends. We will continue to sustain those standards that have made us to be the very best that we are in career development and character moulding. Please feel free to share your views and comments with us.

Thank you as we hope that you will find time to visit us again.

Dr Blessing Anam

Head of Department

Mission / Vision / Philosophy / Objective


To equip potential Human Kinetics and Health Educators as well as Sports, Recreation and Tourism Administrators in Nigeria and beyond with capacity to meet the challenges of changes and developments in Human Kinetics and Health Education, sports, recreation, wellness and tourism administration, as well as teaching and researches.


To develop a programme that would accommodate potential sports, recreation and tourism administrators as well as Human Kinetics and health education professionals who need training schedule in sports, wellness, and recreation industries with emphasis on the production of competent personnel in these specialized areas




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