UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOED)

Physical Education and Sport Sciences (PESS) Unit

Head of Unit, PESS – Dr. Stephen Norbert Mabagala

 

The Physical Education and Sport Science Unit (PESS) is an academic Unit of the School of Education that provides teaching, research and consultancy services in Physical education, sports and recreation.

 

The structure of the Unit comprises of 4 sections:  academic, the university sports and games, the gym and the swimming pool sections all under the head of the unit.

 

Vision:

The Unit envisions PESS graduates who continually enhance their job and life skills, proficient in the theory and practice of physical education and sport and play a significant role in sport and health promotion in Tanzania.

 

Mission:

The programme aims at advancing the theory and practice of Physical Education and Sport Sciences in the context of evolving studies in Physical Education and Sport sciences, providing teaching and research in Physical Educations and Sports Sciences in order to produce competent personal capable of entering a variety of carrier other than teaching and coaching and providing unique opportunities for interdisciplinary studies of Physical Education and sport sciences and the allied subjects. More specifically, the B.Ed. PESS programme aims to:

 

  • Equip students with a thorough understanding of a broad range of scientific theories and practices in Kinesiology, Leisure and Sports.
  • Facilitate students’ participation in physical education and sport at recreational and competitive levels.
  • Provide students with the right methods to translate theory into practice, and conduct research studies and practical fieldwork in Physical Education, Leisure and Sports and to enhance high quality provision of a holistic and lifelong education in physical activities.
  • Create accessible and flexible professional opportunities for all people involved in Physical Education.
  • Avail students to scholarly inquiry, productive interaction and effective dissemination of knowledge.
  • Produce highly qualified personnel in physical education and sports.
  • Inform students about recent developments in Physical Education, Sports, Leisure and Recreation Management.
  • Develop students’ skills, competencies, attitudes and knowledge in Physical Education, Sports, Leisure and Recreation Management.
  • Manage and promote sport participation in sport for the university community.
  • Using sports to promote the university of  Dar es Salaam

 

  1. Programme offered

The Department offers undergraduate degree, Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Sport Sciences (B. Ed-PESS) and postgraduate degree -Master of Education in Physical Education and Sport Sciences (M. Ed.PESS). The Unit also offers PhD optional courses. The Undergraduate courses bear code PE 100, PE 200 and PE 300 series. The postgraduate courses have PE 600 series. The PhD optional courses offered have SE 700 series. 

 

  1. Undergraduate Programme

The programme is run for three years in two semesters in a year. The distribution of courses for each year is measured in credits per semester.

  • First Year courses

Bachelor of Education students shall register for Physical Education, educational courses and university wide core courses.  The maximum number of credits for first year is 144 while the minimum number of credits is 120.

  • Second year Courses

Students shall register for Physical Education, and educational courses. The maximum number of credits during this year of study shall be 144, while the minimum number of Credits shall be 120. 

 

 

  • Third Year Courses

Third year Bachelor of Education students shall register for Physical Education, educational courses and university wide core courses take a minimum of 84 credits. The maximum number of credits for this year of study shall be 144.

 

The programme covers the following core areas:

 

Table 15:

First Year Courses

NO.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

Semester

Core/

Option

1.

PE 100

Foundations of Physical Education

12

1

core

2.

PE 101

Human Anatomy and Physiology

12

1

Core

3.

PE 106

Track and Field Athletics

12

1

Core

4.

PE 109

Swimming and life Saving

12

1

Core

5.

PE 107

Sport Biomechanics

12

1

Core

6

EF 100

Principles of Education

12

1

Core

7

EF 101

Introduction to Educational Psychology

12

2

Core

8

CT 100

Introduction to Teaching

12

2

Core

9

CT 101

Teaching Practice I

12

2

Core

10

CT 102

Computer Literacy for Teachers

12

2

Core

11

CL 106

Communication Skills

12

2

Core

Second Year Courses

 

 

 

12

PE 202

Exercise Physiology

12

1

Core

13.

PE 204

Sports Psychology

12

1

Core

14.

PE 208

Handball, Gymnastics and

Traditional Games

12

1

Core

15.

PE 209

Soccer and Volleyball

12

2

Core

16

PE 210

Basketball and Netball

12

2

Core

17

PE 212

Sport Society and Development

12

2

Core

18

PE 214

Sport Journalism and Marketing

12

2

Core

19

CT 200

Principles of Curriculum Development and teaching

12

1

Core

20

CT 201

Educational Media and Technology

12

1

Core

21

EF200

History of Education in East Africa

8

1

Core

22

CT 202

Teaching Practice II

12

2

Core

23

PE 206

Theory and Practice of Fitness and Health

12

2

optional

24

PE 211

Legal and Ethical Issues in Physical Education and Sports.

12

2

optional

25

PE 213

Sport Tourism and Outdoor Recreation and Leisure.

12

2

optional

Third Year Courses

 

 

 

26

PE 300

Sports Medicine

12

2

Core

27

PE 302

Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Sports

12

2

Core

28

PE 303

Motor Learning and Adapted Physical Education

12

2

Core

29

PE 308

Physical Education in Schools and Colleges

12

2

Core

30

PE 309

Racket Games (Tennis and Table Tennis)

12

2

Core

31

PE 310

Organization and Administration of Physical Education and Sport

12

2

Core

32

PE 311

Theory and Methods of Sport Training

12

1

Core

33

EA 300

Management of Education and School Administration

12

1

Core

34

EP 300

Educational Measurement and Evaluation

12

1

Core

35

EP 302

Research Methods in Education

12

1

Core

36

EP 301

Educational Statistics (1)

12

 2

Core

37

EF 303

Professionalism and Ethics in Education

12

1

Core

38

PE 307

Aerobic

12

2

optional

39

PE 312

Badminton

12

1

optional

40

DS 102

Development Perspective II

8

1

Optional

             

 

 

Admission Requirement:

  • General University Minimum Requirements.
  • Two or more principal Level passes and at least a C grade in Biology at Ordinary Level.
  • Appropriate diploma/certificate with an average of B or higher grade plus a C grade in biology at Ordinary Level.

 

In addition, candidates are expected to pass a Physical Fitness Test administered by the PESS Unit.

 

  1. Postgraduate Courses

Master of Education in Physical Education and Sport Sciences

The unit offers Master of Education in Physical Education and Sport Sciences (MEd-PESS). The Unit also offers PhD optional courses. In addition, the Unit offers two electives at master levels and three electives at PhD level.

 

Table 16:

Master of Education in Physical Education and Sport Sciences (MED-PESS)

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Core/Optional

PE 600

Research Methods in Exercise and Sports Sciences

12

1

Core

PE 611

Leadership and Management in Physical Education and Sport

12

1

Core

PE 604

Scientific Principles of Sports Training

12

1

Core

PE 609

Professional Preparation and Curriculum Design in Physical Education and Sports

12

1

Core

 

1 Electives

12

1

Elective

PE 605

Sport Safety, Injury Management and Rehabilitation

12

1

Elective

PE 608

Physical Education and Sports for Special Populations

12

1

Elective

PE 622

Sports Economics and Marketing

12

1

Elective

Total

 

60

 

 

 

 

Table 17:

Courses for Semester 2, Year 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credit

Semester

Core/Optional

PE 607

Pedagogy of Physical Education and Sports

12

2

Core

PE 603

Legal and Ethical Aspects in Physical Education and Sports

12

2

Core

SE 602

Educational Statistics and Computer Application

12

2

Core

PE  613

Sport and exercise Psychology

12

2

Core

 

1 Electives

12

2

Elective

PE 606

Sociology of Physical Education and Sport

12

2

Elective

PE 621

Youth and Sports Development

12

2

Elective

Total

 

60