Bachelor of Education (Physical Education)

Overview

This is a four year course leading to the award of Bachelor of Education. (Physical Education Option).

PHILOSOPHY

The philosophy of this programme is guided by the need to provide the learners with the necessary skills and attitudes for scientific innovations, industrial and social development. The programme is part of this development if its programmes deliberately focus on knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will prepare the youth for these changing global trends.

RATIONALE

In Kenya, there is a dire need for Physical Education Teachers. The programme is, therefore intended to prepare teachers for secondary schools and tertiary institutions both in the public and private sectors.  Besides, this programme will equip learners with the necessary skills required in the realms of health, social and physical wellbeing of citizens which is currently a major concern of the nation. The need to cater for lifestyle diseases which are a major concern, cannot be over emphases. This programme intends to create personnel who will cater for this need.

The programme is also intended to offer pathways to learners who aspire to be sports managers, sports psychologists, sports physiologists, recreation and fitness managers, sports nutritionists, sports analysts, sports journalists, exercise physiologists, coaches, and physical education teachers among other related career opportunities which are currently lacking in Kenya.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the programme, the learner shall be able to:

1.      Apply physical education skills and knowledge in teaching both public and private educational institutions.

2.      Apply desired knowledge, skills and attitudes in sports management that will enable them to effectively manage sports organization, facilities, and sports events.

3.      Exhibit leadership in coaching and officiating in sporting events and activities.

4.      Demonstrate proficiency in the performance of skills in Physical Education and Sport.

5.      Recognise the place of special groups in physical education and sport.

6.      Apply basic knowledge in the management of sports activities.

 

Mode of Delivery

Face-to-Face Mode

Lectures, seminars, discussions, tutorials, guided practical experiments and demonstrations.

Open, Distance and E-Learning Mode

Home and/ or office-based media using a variety of self-instructional electronic and online self-study materials, such as; written self-instructional study modules, online interactive devices and self-tests, cloud-based content, videos of lectures mediated technical learning materials e.g. audiovisual and e-learning materials

Blended Learning Mode

A combination of face-to-face and online learning approaches.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS

Over the years, the University Senate has been getting special requests from students who for one reason or another, did not do well in their examinations, and who wish to be given special consideration.  Sometimes, this is well after the examination period is over.  These problems include:

  1. Sickness of various types
  2. Absence from the University due to personal problems-funerals, finances, police cases, land cases etc;
  3. Negligence by the student
  4. Problems with various members of staff-in class or outside

Senate has made it ABUNDANTLY CLEAR THAT IT WILL NOT ENTERTAIN CASES WHICH ARE REPORTED AFTER THE EXAMINATIONS ARE OVER.  The appropriate time to report is BEFORE the examinations and not after.  You are, therefore, reminded that if there is ANY problem which is likely to interfere with the academic programme, it is YOUR responsibility to inform the Dean/Director or the Chairman of your Department in good time of such a problem.  If it is a medical problem of whatsoever nature, the appropriate person to report to is the Chief Medical Officer, University of Nairobi Health Services, who will then inform the Dean’s/Director’s Office in writing. 

Certificates or other documents from your private doctor are NOT acceptable.

MISREADING OF EXAMINATION TIMETABLES

In the past, a few students have failed to present themselves for given examinations on account of having misread examination timetables.

As you all know, missing an examination without GOOD cause is a serious offence.  Misreading of examination timetables is not taken to be a good cause for missing examinations, and it is therefore not condonable.

It will, therefore, be appreciated if ALL students would ensure that they read the examination timetables carefully so as to make sure that they report for each examination at the appointed time.

However, in the event of becoming a victim of the above, the student concerned should report the matter immediately to the Academic Registrar, Chairman of the Department and the Dean/Director of the Faculty/School/Institute concerned.  It should be noted that only those cases reported immediately as outlined above will be investigated and a report made thereon to the Senate as may be appropriate.

CHEATING IN EXAMINATIONS

This is to remind all students that cheating in examinations is a serious matter punishable by expulsion of the offender from the University in accordance with Senate’s Resolution 1913 and 1914 of 12th July 1978.  For those involved in writing dissertation papers and theses, you are also informed that plagiarism is regarded as cheating in examinations and anyone found guilty will be expelled from the University.

It will, therefore, be appreciated if ALL students would ensure that they do not carry any unauthorized materials into the examination rooms including mobile phones.

Students are also reminded that it is a serious examination offence to remove answer books, whether used or unused, from the examination rooms.

Minimum Admission Requirements

The following shall be eligible for admission:

  1. Holders of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus).
  2. Holders of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) with a minimum aggregate of C-(minus) and a diploma or its equivalent.
  3. Holders of Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with at least two principal passes or equivalent.
  4. Holders of Diploma in Education.
  5. Other International qualifications that are equivalent to KCSE like the International Baccalaureate, IGSCE & GCE.
  6. Applications shall be submitted to the Admissions office through the University of Nairobi online application portal: http://applications.uonbi.ac.ke

Credit Transfer and Exemptions

Credit Transfer

  1. A candidate shall be required to send a formal application to the Academic Registrar, using prescribed forms and attaching evidence of the credentials, which would support the request.
  2. A candidate may be required to sit the University ordinary examinations set and administered by the department under the authority of the Faculty of Education and the results approved by the senate.
  3. The courses in which transfer of credit is sought shall not exceed one-third (1/3) of the total units for the relevant degree programme.

Exemption

Students may be exempted from some courses by Senate on the recommendation of the Faculty Academic Committee provided that:

  1. Such candidates had successfully taken these courses in recognized universities or equivalent institutions.
  2. Such candidates apply for exemption in writing to the Dean, Faculty of Education specifying for which first-year course exemption is desired and attaching evidence that these courses or their equivalents were taken.
  3. A non-refundable course exemption fee as may be determined by the University be paid with each application for exemption.
  4. Candidates shall seek exemption for only first-year courses. Candidates seeking exemption from first-year courses shall be required to sit for examinations in other courses during the ordinary examinations preceding the year or semester of exemption. They shall be required to attain a pass mark to qualify for the exemption. 
  5. Such courses shall not exceed one-third of the courses in the entire programme.

Upon completion of the degree programme, the graduate will have iob opportunities in any of the

following areas:

• Teachers in private and public secondary schools.

• Physical Education lecturers in Teachers Training Colleges and Universities.

• Managers of resort centres

• Sports coaches and trainers

• Sports journalists and marketers.

• Sports psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists etc. A

• Team leadership in mountaineering and orienteering.

• Team building in Human Resource Management

• Sports consultancy e.g. sports nutrition, physiotherapy masseurs, fitness instructors etc.

• Health & Fitness instructors

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION - E35 -55UNITS
Year 1 - 16UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                            -                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                            -                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  8,000.00                               8,000.00                                16,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                            -                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                            -                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                            -                                    2,000.00
CAUTION - (ONCE)                  5,000.00                                            -                                    5,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                            -                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             144,750.00                           118,250.00                              263,000.00
       
Year 2 - 13UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION FEES - PER UNIT @1000                  6,500.00                               6,500.00                                13,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                    2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             138,250.00                           116,750.00                              255,000.00
       
Year 3 - 15UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  7,500.00                               7,500.00                                15,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                    2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             139,250.00                           117,750.00                              257,000.00
       
Year 4 - 11UNITS  Semester 1   Semester 2   Yearly Total 
TUITION             108,000.00                           108,000.00                              216,000.00
MEDICAL FEE (PER YEAR)                  6,500.00                                    6,500.00
ICT SERVICES - (PER YEAR)                  7,000.00                                    7,000.00
REGISTRATION (PER SEMESTER@2250)                  2,250.00                               2,250.00                                  4,500.00
EXAMINATION (PER UNIT @1000)                  5,500.00                               5,500.00                                11,000.00
STUDENT ORGANISATION(PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ID CARD ( PER YEAR)                  1,000.00                                    1,000.00
ACTIVITY-( PER YEAR)                  2,000.00                                    2,000.00
LIBRARY (PER YEAR)                  4,000.00                                    4,000.00
TOTALS             137,250.00                           115,750.00                              253,000.00
       
Grand totals               1,028,000.00