Recreation Management & Exercise Science


The department offers courses from Bachelors to PhD degree levels in the areas of Leisure and Recreation Management and in Exercise Science. The other courses that are taught in the department include Certificate and Diploma in Sports Administration and Management, and Postgraduate Diploma in Sports Administration and Management. These courses are geared towards training professionals in the managerial and technical areas of leisure, recreation, exercise and elite sports. The courses are particularly relevant and necessary in view of the ever-increasing need for organized exercise and physical activity for the prevention and management of hypokinetic diseases (health conditions associated with inactivity) such as obesity, arthritis, high bold pressure, diabetes and others. The popularity of leisure, recreation and sports in the modern world also creates the requirement for professional managers, a need that is addressed by the department through the training of recreation and sports managers.

 
Staffing
Teaching Staff
The department has a team of highly qualified and vibrant academic staff. They comprise of 2 Associate Professors, 3 senior lecturers, 6 Lecturers (5 of whom are PhD- holders and 1 Masters Holder), and 1 Tutorial Fellow.
Non-teaching Staff
1 Out-door technician,
1 Laboratory technician
1 Campsite attendant
 
Location
The department is located near the University’s swimming pool and adjacent to Harambee Hall (Theatre Arts and Film Technology Department).
 
Teaching Facilities
The department utilizes several facilities for teaching and research purposes. An ultra-modern Human Perfomance Laboratory for use in research and teaching of Exercise Science and Physical Therapy is near completion. The available and well equipped gymnasium complex is used for teaching various practical courses. In addition, the department has a standard swimming pool that is utilized for teaching swimming and other aquatic activities. In order to enhance the teaching of outdoor education and leadership, the department is in the process of developing a campsite within the university.
 
Research and Linkages
In order to enhance collaborative activities in the areas of staff and students’ exchange, research, curriculum and community service, the department has established linkages with many other universities, institutions and organizations in several countries of the world. These include University of Manitoba and University of Ottawa (in Canada),West Virginia University (USA), Volda University (in Norway), Tshwane University of Technology and University of Pretoria, University of Cape Town and University of Johannesburg (in South Africa), University of Makerere 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 best 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 international organizations that include IAAF and FIFA.

DEPARTMENT OF RECREATION MANAGEMENT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE ERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

We are committed to Courtesy and Excellence in Service Delivery

Services Rendered

Requirements

Charges

Time Line

  1. Unit Registration
  • Duly Filled Units registration form
  • Financial Clearance

Free

Immediate

  1. Examinations Result Queries
  • Missing Units marks form
  • Students profile
  • Student Id Card

Free

2 days

  1. Processing post graduate proposal for departmental presentation
  • 4 copies of proposal Signed by the student and the supervisors

Free

14 days

  1. Processing post graduate proposal and thesis to the Dean of school
  • 4 copies of proposal/thesis Signed by the student and the supervisors
  • Nil fee balance statement signed by student finance officer
  • A copy of the minutes of Departmental presentation

Free

2 days

  1. Recommendation/Introductory letters
  • Request letter
  • Students ID

Free

2 days

  1. Processing CAT/Assignment Marks
  • Duly completed
  • CAT or required paper/task

Free

2 weeks from date of submission

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

The Chairman, Recreation Management and Exercise Science

Tel. +254 (020) 8710901 – 19/8712722 ext- 4321/4322

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Kenyatta University

P.O. Box 43844

Mobile: 0722 298947
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  • Postgraduate Seminars are scheduled every last Thursday of the month
  • Examination moderation meeting are held two weeks after the start of a new semester and determined by the main university academic calendar.
  • Board of Examiners meeting is held two weeks after the completion of the examinations and also determined by the main university academic calendar.
  • The department will be hosting PASHDA CONFERENCE in September 2016

 

 

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