Position: Lecturer 
Qualifications: Doctor of Philosophy, Physical and Health Education (Exercise Gerontology)
Department: Physical and Health Education
Contacts Address: P.O BOX 43844-00100,Kenyatta University
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Dr. Githang’a holds a Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate Degree in Physical and Health Education from Kenyatta University. Her research areas focuses on amelioration of the quality of life of the elderly through exercise to manage stress, sleep quality and hypertension. The study emphasizes on the use of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise and Sleep environment modification in the management of blood pressure, sleep quality and stress levels among senior citizens in the homes for the aged.

Area of Specialization:

  • Exercise Gerontology
  • Physical Education and Sport Psychology
  • Physical Education and Sport Physiology

Research Interests:

  • Physical Education Sport Pedagogy
  • Exercise Psychology in Geriatric population
  • Exercise Physiology in Geriatric population

Conference Presentations

  • Juliah Githang’a:Effects of Relaxation Exercise and Sleep Environment Modification on Blood Pressure, Stress and Sleep Quality in Institutionalized Elderly in Kenya,Nairobi 8th December 2017
  • Juliah Githang’a:Effects of Relaxation Exercise and Sleep Environment Modification on Sleep Quality in Institutionalized Elderly in Kenya,Nairobi,September 2016
  • Juliah Wambui Githang’a, 2nd International Conference on physical Activity & Sports for Health & Development in Africa, 2016
  • Juliah Wambui Githang'a, Physical activity for functional independence of elderly kenyans in Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
  • Juliah Wambui Githang'a, Kenyan Draft Policy on Ageing and Physical Activity, Kenya, 2007
  • Juliah Wambui Githang'a, Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport  and Dance, Kenya, 2006

Publications

Research

  • Juliah Wambui Githang'a, 2017, Effects of Progressive Muscle Relaxation Exercise and Sleep Environment Modification on Stress, Blood Pressure and Sleep Quality Among the Institutionalized Elderly in Nairobi, Kenya
  • Juliah Wambui Githang'a, 2008, Physical Activity for Functional Independence of Elderly Kenyans in Homes for the Aged: Nairobi
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