Department of Physical and Health Education
The Department of Physical and' Health Education was established as the newest departments in the Faculty of Education in September, 1988 with the arrival of its Foundation Staff, Dr, Taoheed A. Adedoja, The academic programme of the department was approved by senate of the Universi1y as Bsc. (ed) Physical and Health Education in 1989 and the first set of 31 (thirty-one) students was admitted into level two of the programme in November, 1989. Student population in the department has grown from 31 (thirty-one) in 1989/90 academic year to 300 (three hundred) in the 2013/2014 academic year. The staff strength of the department has also increased from 2 (two) in the 1989/90 academic year to 19 (nineteen) in the 2013/2014 academic year.
The department of Physical and Health Education is one of the six departments in the Faculty of Education. Other departments in the Faculty of Education are: Education, Adult Education and Community Services and Library Science, Special Education and Science and Technology Education . The Department of Physical and Health Education works closely with the Sports Unit of the University particularly in the use of university sporting facilities for its teaching programmes. The exercise Physiology and Fitness Laboratory which is located close to the convocation square and opposite to the stadium new site is to fulfill the teaching, research and sports counseling objectives primarily for staff and students of the University and other Individuals and organizations from outside the University.
The department mounted Msc. Programme with specialization in Sport management and Exercise and Sport Science in 2001/2002 session with 12 pioneer students. The department also mounted aPost graduate Diploma in Recreation and tourism management and Health Education in 2005/2006 and 2012/2013 sessions respectively. The undergraduate programme (Bsc.ed. Physical and Health Education) was splitted in to Bsc, ed. Physical Education and Bsc, ed. Health Education in 2011/2012 session.The department of Physical and Health Education is located in the new Faculty of Education separate from the Deanary and Departmental blocks, New Campus.