Vincent O. Onywera

Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Kenyatta University

Position: Associate Professor

Area of Specialization: Exercise and Sports Science
Research Interests:
a) Physical Activity and active transport for health and well-being
b) Kinanthropometry
c) The remarkable performance of Kenyan runners
d) Fitness Testing and Exercise prescription for various populations
e) Physical Activity Surveillance

2015 to date: Associate Professor, Department of Recreation Management and Exercise Science, Kenyatta University

2010 to 2015:Senior Lecturer, Department of Recreation Management and Exercise Science, Kenyatta University.

2013-2016: Affiliate Investigator, The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO), Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO RI).

2006 -2010:Lecturer, Department of Recreation Management and Exercise Science Kenyatta University

2006:Deputy Director, IAAF Athletics Academy, Kenyatta University

2002 - 2005:Tutorial Fellow, Department of Exercise, Recreation and Sport Science Kenyatta University

2000 – 2002: Graduate Assistant, Department of Exercise, Recreation and Sport Science

Education

a) Academic

i. 2004 -2007 Kenyatta University (Ph.D)
Title of Thesis: “The African Running Phenomenon. The Role of Genetic Nutrition and Demographic Factors in Explaining the success of Kenyan Runners in International Distance Running”

ii. 2000-2002:Kenyatta University (Master of Education: Physical Education and Health)

Title of Thesis: “Analysis of Acute Injuries incurred by Players during the 2001 Moi Golden Cup Soccer Tournament”

iii. 1995-1999:Kenyatta University {B. Ed}(Physical and Health Education) - First Class Honors

Professional work

2011: Kenyatta University, Kinanthropometry (ISAK 2)

2009: Visiting Scholar, Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) Research Group Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

2007: Stellenbosch University, South Africa Course: Kinanthropometry (ISAK 1)

2004: University of Glasgow Course: Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology, Literature review etc.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Kenyatta University