Physical Education - Faculty of Education

This entire page attempts to cover the List of Schools that offer Physical Education under the Faculty of Education in Nigeria.

We will also talk about;
- The subject combinations needed to study Physical Education
- JAMB UTME Subjects and Requirements
- O'Level Subjects and Requirements
- Direct Entry Requirements
- and other information you require to successfully gain admission to study Physical Education.

You need to read the entire content of this page to get all the knowledge your require for this course.

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;

Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects.


(i) UNIBEN requires one (1) Science subject and two (2) other Science or Social Science subjects

(ii) DELSU requires Biology/Health Science and any other two (2) subjects.

(iii) UNN requires Biology and any two (2) relevant subjects.

(iv) UNIMAID requires Biology and any two (2) from Science or Social Science subjects.

O'Level Requirements

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

You require;

i. Five (5) SSC credit passes/TC II merit passes including English Language, Biology or its equivalent.
ii. Five (5) SSC credit passes /TC II merit passes to include English Language and Mathematics.


(i) UNIPORT and DELSU require English Language and any three (3) subjects.

(ii) UNIZIK requires Mathematics, English, Biology, Health and Physical Education or Health Science/Health Education

(iii) UNIBEN requires five (5) 'O' Level credits passes /TC II merit to including English Language and one (1) Science subject.

(iv) DELSU require English Language, Biology and 'O' Level pass in Mathematics

(v) UNIMAID require 'O' Level credit pass in Mathematics

(vi) UNIUYO requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language and Chemistry.

(vii) DELSU requires five (5) ‘O’ Level credit/TC II Merit to include, English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two (2) subjects at not more than two (2) sittings.

(viii) UNN requires

(a)five(5) O' level credit passes to include English Language, Biology/Health Science/ Physical Education/ Agriculture Science at not more than two(2) sittings.

(b) TC II merit in five (5) subjects including English Language, Biology/Physical Education/Agricultural Science.

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;

(i)  Two (2) 'A' Level passes in any of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

(ii)  NCE merit in Physical Education and credit in Arithmetical process or Mathematics.

(iii) Diploma in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Physical Education, Social work, Health Administration with overall grades of merit plus three (3) 'O' Level credit passes/TC II merit which should include English Language.

(iv) NCE in Biology, Health Education, and Integrated Science with a pass grade plus two (2) 'O' Level credit passes/TC II merit passes.

(v) Registered Nurse plus five (5) 'O' Level credit passes to include English Language.


(i)DELSU accepts NCE Merit in Health Education, Merit in DELSU Diploma in Health Education, Environmental Sanitation, Social Works, Health Administration, Registered Nurse.

(ii) UNIUYO accepts Technical Teachers Certificate in Health Education

(iii) UNIZIK and UNIUYO accept RN/NRN, Public Health Nursing Officers’ Certificate, Advanced Diploma in Health Education, Health Superintendent Certificate and equivalent qualification. (UNIZIK -Nursing only) plus the UTME requirements.

(iv) BUK accepts certificate in Nursing.

(v) UNIZIK requires 'O' Level credit passes in English Language and Biology or Food and Nutrition for both the UTME and Direct Entry candidates.

(vi) UNN accepts

(a) two (2) or more 'A' Level passes one (1) of which must be Biology/Zoology plus the UTME requirements.

(b) NCE merit in Physical and Health Education/Integrated Science/Food AND Nutrition

(c)merit in National Institute for Sports (NIS) certificate

(vii) UNIMAID requires a Certificate in Nursing/ Midwifery or equivalent in addition to the Direct Entry requirements

(viii) UNIUYO accepts candidates without 'A' Level or NCE Mathematics but must take remedial in the subject in year one (1)