Staff Profiles

Mr. Innocent Makgwakae

Mr Innocent Makgwakae

Faculty of Education

Sports Science


Location: Indoor Sports Center 3043
Phone: 355 4797
Email Mr. Innocent Makgwakae

Diploma: Physical Education, Health and Recreation (University of Botswana).

Bachelor of Education: Physical Education, Health and Recreation (University of Botswana).

MSc; Sport Science:  Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, Adapted P.E. (UH, Manoa, USA).

Mr Makgwakae joined the University of Botswana in November 2012. He previously worked in different departments in the public service. He was engaged in developing the curriculum for Sport and Recreation for Botswana Technical and Vocational Education.  Mr Makgwakae also implemented and taught this programme which is currently offered at technical colleges. He was one of the pioneers of Physical Education at Secondary Schools. He is engaged in different curriculum development and validation forums such as; Botswana Junior and Senior Secondary Schools P.E, Technical and Vocational Education Sport and Recreation Curriculum, Disability Support Services Policy Review Forums. He was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Hawaii, USA.

Currently, he is teaching the following classes at the University of Botswana (for both semesters)

  • PHR 130: Introduction to Volleyball
  • PHR 135: Introduction to Adapted P.E.
  • PHR 301: Gymnastics and Body Movement Skills 
  • PHR 302: Softball
  • PHR 309: Adapted P.E. I
  • PHR 315: Adapted P.E. II
  • PHR 317: Sports and Culture
  • PHR 401: Advanced Volleyball
  • PHR 405: Hockey
  • PHR 420: Leisure and Youth
  • GEC 148: Health and Wellness

His research interests are in line with the following:

  • Adapted Physical Activity/Education and Inclusion
  • Disability and Sports Performance
  • Disability and Recreational patterns
  • Social inclusion
  • Disability and Obesity
  • Universal Design for Learning: Applications to Disability Sports.

He is currently co-supervising one master’s student

In pursuit of academic excellence