Nigerian Universities Offering Health & Physical Science

This is a compilation of the List of Universities Offering Health & Physical Science in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
– The subject combinations needed to study Health & Physical Science
– JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
– O’Level Subjects and Requirements
– and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Health & Physical Science

List of Universities that offer Physical And Health Education as a course

The following are the list of universities that offer Physical And Health Education as a course:

Number of Universities: 28

  • Adeyemi College Of Education, (Affliated To Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-I
  • Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
  • Bayero University, Kano
  • Benue State University, Makurdi
  • College Of Education, Azare (Affliated To University Of Maiduguri, Borno State
  • College Of Education, Warri (Affliated To Delta State University, Abraka, Delta)
  • Delta State University, Abraka
  • Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti
  • Emmanuel Alayande College Of Education, Oyo (Affliated To Ekiti State Univers
  • Enugu State University Of Science And Technology, Enugu
  • Federal College Of Education, Kano (Affliated To Ahmadu Bello University, Zar
  • Federal College Of Education, Katsina (Affliated To Bayero University, Kano St
  • Federal College Of Education, Kontagora (Affliated To Ahmadu Bello Universit
  • Federal College Of Education, Obudu, Cross River State, (Affiliated To Universi
  • Federal College Of Education, Pankshin (Affliated To University Of Jos, Plateau
  • Federal College Of Education, Zaria (Affliated To Ahmadu Bello University, Zar
  • Fountain University, Osogbo
  • Kwara State College Of Education, (Technical), Lafia (Affliated To Ahmadu Bello
  • Lead City University , Ibadan
  • Michael Otedola College Of Primary Education, Noforija, Epe, Lagos (Affliated
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
  • Nwafor Orizu College Of Education, Nsugbe (Affliated To University Of Nigeria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
  • Umar Suleiman College Of Education, Gashua, Yobe State (Affliated To Universi
  • University Of Calabar, Calabar
  • University Of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • University Of Jos, Jos

Physical Education can be studied under the Education in the following Nigerian Universities;

  • 1.
    University of Nigeria (UNN)
    See all courses offered by UNN
  • 2.
    University of Benin (UNIBEN)
    See all courses offered by UNIBEN
  • 3.
    University of Ibadan (UI)
    See all courses offered by UI
  • 4.
    University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT)
    See all courses offered by UNIPORT
  • 5.
    Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK)
    See all courses offered by UNIZIK
  • 6.
    University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)
    See all courses offered by UNIMAID
  • 7.
    University of Uyo (UNIUYO)

Subject Combination / JAMB UTME Requirements

In UTME, please note that English Language is Compulsory for this course. Therefore, the three (3) other JAMB UTME subject combination needed to study Physical Education under the Faculty of Education in the above Universities include;

English Language and three other relevant subjects.


1. UNN requires Biology and any two relevant subjects.

2. UNIBEN – requires one Science subject and two other Science or Social Science subjects.

O’Level Requirements

The O’level subject combination and requirements needed to study Physical Education;

You require; Five SSCE credit/TC II merit passes to include English Language and Mathematics.


1. UNIZIK require Mathematics, English, Biology, Health & Physical Educ. or Health Science/Health Education.

2. UNIBEN requires Five ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes to include English Language and one Science subject.

3. UI – same as in Human Kinetics.

4. UNIMAID require a credit pass in Mathematics.

5. UNIUYO requires credit pass in English Language and Chemistry.

6. UNN requires:
For Physical Education
(a) 5 O’ level credit passes to include Credit in English Language & Biology/Health Science/or Physical Education/ Agric. Science in WASC/GCE/NECO/ SSCE obtained in not more than 2 sittings.
(b) TC II merit pass in five subjects including English Language, Biology/Physical Education/Agricultural Science.

For Health Education:
(a) Five SSCE/GCE/NECO credits/ TC II merit passes in five subjects including English Language, Biology/Health Science/Physical Education or their equivalent in not more than two sittings.

Direct Entry Requirements

These are the conditions you need to fulfill to gain Direct Entry admission to study Physical Education, if you don’t intend to use UTME.

You require; 1. Diploma in Health Educ., Environmental Sanitation, Physical Educ., Social work, Health Admin. with overall grades of merit plus three ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes which should include English Language.

2. NCE in Biology, Health Educ., and Integrated Science with a pass grade 2 ‘O’ level credit/TC II merit passes.

3. Registered Nurse plus 5 ‘O’ level credit passes to include English Language.


1. UI accept passes in two major subjects at the NCE/’A’ level with GCE ‘O’ level credits or equivalent in three other subjects in Arts, Social Science and Science.

2. UNIUYO accept RN/NRN, Public Health Nursing Officers’ Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Health Education, Health Superintendent Certificate and equivalent qualification.

3. UNIBEN for Health Education:
(a) requires two NCE merit passes one of which should be Health Education, Biology or Integrated Science plus three ‘O’ level credit passes including English Language at one sitting.
(b) Registered Nurse Certificate and four ‘O’ level credit passes at one sitting including English Language.

4. UNIBEN for Physical Education.
(a) requires 2/3 NCE merit passes chosen from Physical Education, Health Education, Biology and Integrated Science plus 3/2 ‘O’ level passes including English Language at one sitting.

5. UNN accepts:
For Physical Education
(a) 2 or more A’ level passes in GCE/HSC of which one must be Biology/Zoology plus UTME requirement,
(b) At least merit level pass in NCE Health & Physical Education/Integrated Science/Food & Nutrition.
(c) Merit level pass in National Institute for Sports (NIS) certificate.

For Health Education:
(a) Public Health Nursing or/Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Midwife (RM)/ Registered Nurse Tutor (RNT)/ Community Heath Officer (CHO) Certificates Merit level in NCE Health & Physical Education or Biology/ Integrated Science/ Food & Nutrition from an approved College of Education recognized by the University of Nigeria.

6. UNIMAID requires Certificate in Nursing/ Midwifery or equivalent in addition to Direct Entry requirements.

7. UNIUYO accepts candidates without A/level or NCE Mathematics but must take remedial in the subject in year one.

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