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Head of Department :
Dr. A. R. AWOPETU
DEPARTMENT OF KINETICS AND HEALTHEDUCATION
The Department was established in 1967. At the inception, the department runs a Nigeria Certificate of Education course (N.C.E.), which later metamorphosed, to a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree in Physical Education. The department graduate its set in 1980, at which time the department produce the first class graduate of the faculty of Education.
Ever since then, the department had used its Diploma Programs and N.C.E as it catchment grounds to fill its admission quota. A minimum of merit pass is required. Major grids of the phases in the department had been Sports Administration, Coaching, Health Education, Research and Pedagogy. In the 1990/91 Academics session, the department was accredited to run a degree program in Physical Education include Health Education at the undergraduate and at the post graduate levels. At the Postgraduate level, a student can specialize in any of the following special area: -
Exercise Physiology, Sports Psychology, Health Education and Sports Administration and Management. The department has produced many students in these areas up to the ph.D level.
In the 2002/2003 academics session, the senate of the University of Lagos Approved the change of name to the Department of Human kinetics and Health Education inline with modern scientific approach to human movement, sport and health promotion. Full accreditation was granted to the Department in 2005 to run two degrees:
i. Human Kinetics
ii. Health Education
The Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education in addiction to the rich academic programs, runs some additional programs that serve corporate organizations / companies and industries and the general public. These are:
·Aerobics/ Keep fit exercise programs (Saturdays between 8a.m and )
·Camping and Leadership programs/Outdoor education in collaboration with the Leadership and citizenship Training center (SeaSchool), Lagos.
·Organizing Sports Seminars, Clinics, Conferences and Workshops.
·Established High performance Research Laboratory in 2006 for conducting sport related researches.
Rendering of consultancy services to sports organizations, ministries, Sports, Health and Education, Educational Institutions, Industries and corporate bodies