The purpose of this research was to analyse the significant roles that physical education plays in
the life long process from the perspective of teacher trainees in TTCs in Rift-Valley Zone,
Kenya. Gross et al Model guided the study. Mixed-methods approach and descriptive survey
research design were used in the study. The target population was teacher trainees in TTCs.
There were 233 respondents who took part in the study. Simple random, stratified and systematic
sampling procedures were used. Tools of research comprised questionnaire, and interview guide.
Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the data. It was found that there are various roles of
physical education and teacher trainees need to be exposed to them in TTCs. This study
recommends that there should be proper training of pre-service teachers on accrued benefits of
physical education and sports for lifelong physical activity in Kenya.