Prof. Grace OTINWA

Grace Otinwa is the Director of Quality Assurance & SERVICOM, University of Lagos. She obtained Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology. She has served as the Head of Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education of the University of Lagos. With a career that spans three decades, she is highly productive and has contributed to scholarship in the numerous books she has published and research findings that she has presented both at national and international levels some of which earned her awards.  She was a resource person for Federal Ministry of Health; World Health Organization, and United States Agency for International Development (USAID). She is a Consultant and Facilitator on health issues (exercise prescription, fitness and wellness) in workshops and seminars for various organizations. She is a member and fellow of some professional organizations such as Nigeria Association of Sports Science and Medicine (NASSM), Nigeria Institute of Security and the U.S-based International Council for Health Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER-SD) where she served as the African Regional Secretary and presently the Regional Vice- President. Professor Otinwa is a recipient of research grant and has published her research findings in foreign and national journals in the area of Exercise Physiology. She is a four time recipient of the University of Lagos Annual Research Conference & Fair Awards.  She has received the following ICHPER.SD, USA awards: Biennial Distinguished Administrator Award, Biennial Outstanding Contribution Award, Gold Medal of Honour Award for Outstanding Contribution, Merit & Visionary Leadership and Biennial Outstanding Contribution Award.

She received the University of Duisburg – Essen and The Willibald Gebhardt Research Institute Award as a Distinguished Workshop Speaker at the Global Forum for Physical Education Pedagogy in Germany and in 2009. She is a Reviewer of the Global Journal of Health and Physical Education Pedagogy and few others. She was a member of the Governing Council of BOWEN University, Iwo, Osun State and Board Member of some schools. She is an External Examiner to some universities in Nigeria. She has served in various capacities in the Department, Faculty and the University.She is married to Engr. Ajose Olaribigbe Otinwa and they are blessed with children.

  • NC.E. Physical & Health Education           June, 1985
  • B.Ed. Physical & Health Education             August, 1987
  • M.Ed. Exercise Physiology                             January, 1990
  • Ph.D Exercise Physiology                                 May, 1998
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