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BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE)

Entry Requirements

In addition to attaining the basic university admission requirements (C+ in KCSE or its equivalent), a candidate must have a minimum grade of C+ (in KCSE or its equivalent) in at least one of the following subjects: biology, mathematics, physical sciences, chemistry or physics.

A grade of C (plain) in KCSE or its equivalent with a diploma in Sports Administration/ management, Physical Education, Sports Science, Hospitality, Nutrition, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Public Health and Coaching or in other related field from a recognized institution.

Requirements for Award of a Degree

In addition to the university common units, candidates shall take 12 units at levels 100, 200,300 and 400 (i.e. 48 units including HES 404: Practicum, but excluding University Common Units) in order to graduate.

The candidates will undertake a practicum at the end of either their third or fourth academic year.

Examinations

The common regulations for the University/School examinations shall apply.

7.2 The course grading will be based primarily on continuous assessments (30%) and a final examination (70%) for both theory and practical units.

Credit waivers will be given as per university policy after approval.

Program Structure, Duration and Pattern

Academic year

1

2

3

4

Total

No. of Units

12

12

12

12

48

Semester

1

2

1

2

1

2

1

2

8

Unit loads

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

6

48

University common units

Year 1

Year 2

s/n

Unit Code: Title

Sem 1

Sem 2

Sem 1

 

UCU 100: Communication Skills

 

+

 
 

UCU 103: Introduction to Creative and Critical Thinking

+

   
 

UCU 104; Introduction to Entrepreneurship

   

+

Level 100

Core Units

s/n

Unit Code: Title

Sem 1

Sem 2

 

HES 100: First Aid and Safety Education

+

 
 

HES 101: Foundations of Sports Science

+

 
 

HES 102: Functional Human Anatomy I

+

 
 

HES 103: Human Physiology I

 

+

 

HES 105: Exercise Biochemistry I

+

 
 

HES 106: Callisthenics and Weight training

 

+

 

HES 107: Kinanthropometry

 

+

 

HES 108: Community Health Education

 

+

 

HRS 101: Recreation, Sport and Environment

+

 
 

HPE 101: Hockey, Netball and Soccer

+

 
 

HPE 103: Basketball, Hand ball, Volleyball

 

+

 

HPE 104: Psychology of Physical Education

 

+

Level 200

Core Units

 

HES 200: Physical Fitness and Evaluation

+

 
 

HES 201: Functional Human Anatomy II

+

 
 

HES 202: Human Physiology II

 

+

 

HES 203: Exercise Biochemistry II

 

+

 

HES 204: Biomechanics in Sports I

 

+

 

HES 205: Motor Development and Learning

+

 
 

HES 206: Exercise and Sports for the Special Populations

 

+

 

HRS 200: Legal and Ethical Issues in Recreation and Sport

 

+

 

HRS 201: Public Relations in Recreation and Sport

+

 
 

HRS 205: Sociology of Recreation and Sport

+

 
 

HRS 207: Aerobics and Dance

 

+

 

HPE 201: Athletics I, Softball, Swimming I

+

 

Level 300

Core Units

 

HCU 300; Introduction to Research Methods

+

 
 

HCU 301; Introductory Statistics

 

+

 

HES 301: Exercise and Wellness

+

 
 

HES 302: Application of Computer Technology in Recreation & Sport

+

 
 

HES 304: Nutrition and Sport Performance

 

+

 

HES 305: Prevention and Management of Sport Injuries

+

 
 

HES 306: Applied Exercise Physiology

 

+

 

HES 307: Principles of Training and Conditioning

 

+

 

HRS 301: Business of Recreation and Sport

+

 

Electives

NOTE: Each Year Group to take similar electives because of the minimum quorum required for a class. Thus not all units are on offer at any given time

 

HES 308: Talent Identification in Sports

+

 
 

HES 309: Sport Ergonomics

 

+

 

HES 310: Biomechanics in Sport II

+

 
 

HES 311: Physical Therapy in Exercise and Health

 

+

 

HES 312: Design and Improvisation of Sports Facilities and Equipment  

+

 
 

HES 313: Hydrodynamics and Aquatic Activities

 

+

 

HRS 303: Sports and Recreation Marketing

 

+

 

HRS 305: Leadership in Recreation and Sport

+

 
 

HPE 309: Stress Management and Physical Activity

 

+

Level 400

Core Units

 

HCU 400; Project Design, Monitoring and Evaluation

 

+

 

HES 401: Research Project in Human Performance

 

+

 

HES 402: Ergogenic Aids in Sports

 

+

 

HES 404: Practicum

 

+

 

HRS 400: Adventure Recreation and Training

+

 
 

HRS 401: Financial management and Accounting in Recreation and Sport

+

 
 

HPE 400: Test and Measurements in Physical Activity

+

 

Electives

NOTE: Each Year Group to take similar electives because of the minimum quorum required for a class. Thus not all units are on offer at any given time

 

HES 405: Rackets and Batting Games

 

+

 

HES 406: Drugs Abuse and Control in Recreation and Sports

+

 
 

HES 407: Coaching Science

 

+

 

HES 408: Individual Fitness Programme Design

+

 
 

HRS 405: Aging and Human Performance

+

 

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