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Sabelo Nxumalo

Position Lecturer
Cluster Social Sciences
Discipline Physical Education/Life Orientation
Phone 031 2602463
Email NxumaloS7@ukzn.ac.za
Office Address No. 2, Sports Science Complex|Edgewood Campus

Degrees Held

  • CIES/FIFA/NMMU Sport Management Certificate cum laude, Senior Secondary Teacher’s Diploma cum laude; B. Paed. cum laude; B A Hons (Biokinetics); MSc.

Profile

Experience

  • Teaching and research in human movement science/sport science, physical activity, physical education and Biokinetics.

Accomplishments

  • Research Writing Awards (Academic Writer’s Programme).
  • Presentation of research findings at national conferences and publishing articles thereafter.

Awards

  • Senate’s Merit Award: Best Second Year Education Student.
  • Senate’s Council Award: Best Third Year Education Student.
  • Council’s Merit Award: Best Final Year Degree Education Student.
  • Best Performance: NMMU Certificate in Sport Management.

Research Interests

  • Physical activity
  • Physical Education
  • Exercise Immunology
  • Indigenous Games and Sport

Teaching Interests

  • Physical Education
  • Physiology of Exercise
  • Biomechanical Aspects of Human Movement
  • Sport Management

Supervision

  • BSc. Honours (Biokinetics) Students
  • Master of Education co-supervision

Publications/Selected Publications (2014 – 2016)

Journal Articles:

  • Nxumalo, S. & Semple, S.J. (2013). The effects of a 10-week Zulu stick fighting intervention programme on body composition of prepubescent Zulu males. Indilinga, 12(1): 96–107.
  • Nxumalo, S.A., Semple, S.J. & Longhurst, G.K. (2015). Effects of Zulu stick fighting on health-related physical fitness of prepubescent Zulu males. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(1:1), 32–45.

Complete Research Record:

  • Seed, J., Olivier, S.C., Allin, L.J. & Nxumalo, S. (2004). Changing bodies, changing times: Exploring body dissatisfaction among black women in rural South Africa. In Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 12(2): 184.
  • Seed, J., Olivier, S.C., Allin, L.J., Szabo, C.P. & Nxumalo, S. (2005). Body dissatisfaction and pursuit of thinness in black South African females: The role of men. In Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 13(1): 24.
  • Nxumalo, S. & Semple, S.J. (2013). The effects of a 10-week Zulu stick fighting intervention programme on body composition of prepubescent Zulu males. Indilinga, 12(1): 96–107.
  • Nxumalo, S.A., Semple, S.J. & Longhurst, G.K. (2015). Effects of Zulu stick fighting on health-related physical fitness of prepubescent Zulu males. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance, 21(1:1), 32–45.
  • Nxumalo, S.A. & Beetge, R. (2017). Sport participation of female university students. South African Journal for Research in Sport, Physical Education and Recreation, 39(2), 163 - 179.
  • Nxumalo, S.A. & Edwards, S.D. (2017). Attitudes of female students towards sport participation. African Journal for Physical Activity and Health Sciences, 23(1:2), 226–240.

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