Foundations of Physical and Health Education Research in Nigeria


A review of the research activities of Nigerian physical and health educators showed that serious research work did not start in physical and health education in Nigeria until the late sixties and early seventies. Most of the early research work in these fields were mainly on the history and administration of sports and physical education in Nigeria. Recently, physical and health educators in Nigeria have shifted to more scientific aspect of sports performance, physical fitness and healthful living. Proper dissemination of research findings is still very much inadequate in both physical and health education as well as other educational studies. The establishment of a ‘Nigerian Educational Research Abstract’ published probably by the Nigerian Educational Research and Development council, is therefore advanced.