History of Human kinetics and physical education

In line with the National Policy on Education, the Human Kinetics programme provides optimum development, integration and physical, mental and social adjustment of the individual through guided instruction and participation in selected total-body sports, conducted according to social and safety standards.

The objectives of the programme are to:

a. Equip students with sufficient intellectual, physical and manipulative skills needed for effective teaching of Human Kinetics and sports in secondary schools, sport councils and sports clubs;

b. Expose students to the skills required for the utilization of print and electronic media in sports reporting, marketing and promotion;

c. Emphasize life-time sports through mass participation in sports and Human Kinetics;

d. Expose students to cun”ent coaching skills and managerial techniques needed for producing world class athletes;

e. Develop the spirit of inquiry and creative ability through research in Human Kinetics and sports, and through the application of such research results in improving human performance in sports and Human Kinetics;

f. Expose students to a wide range of creative and administrative pattems for the development of purposeful and goal-oriented programmes of Human Kinetics and sports.

Job Opportunities
Graduates of Human Kinetics and Health Education are equipped to teach in the Secondary School System as Physical and Health Educators. They can also comfortably work in Sports Councils as Coaches, Exercise Physiologists and Sports Organizers/Administrators. They can equally Work with Prisons, Police, and other institutions that organize sports.

Health Education graduates can also work in the Ministry of Health as Public Workers, or establish Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) to take care of some special health problems. They can work in the industries, as Safety Officers or in Prisons, Police, and other related institutions as Paramedical Health Officers.