Movement and Exercise Science Major
Student Learning Outcomes
The mission of the Physical Education Division is to create, interpret, apply, and
disseminate scientific knowledge and artistic expression in order to help students become
responsible professionals, be life-long learners, and establish successful careers as teachers,
scholars, leaders, performers, and promoters of physically active, healthy lifestyles in a
multicultural society. We pursue this mission by addressing the biological, psychological, social,
and environmental factors that influence movement in the pursuit of long-term health and/or
athletic achievement.
Goals and Outcomes
Goal 1. Understand and apply fundamental concepts in the discipline.
Outcome 1.1. Graduates shall understand the underlying anatomical, physiological and
biomechanical concepts and principles relating to Human Movement for both the
enhancement of long-term health and wellbeing and for enhancing performance in the
competitive athlete
Outcome 1.2. . Graduates shall be able to explain and implement psychological and
sociological concepts and principles relating to Human Movement.
Outcome 1.3. Graduates shall be able to demonstrate basic concepts and principles
relating to motor behavior in order to know how humans best learn motor skills and
how to teach motor skills to others.
Outcome 1.4. Graduates shall be able to develop, implement and evaluate programs
for developing physical fitness.
Goal 2. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in both one-on-one and group
settings.
Outcome 2.1. Graduates shall demonstrate proficiency in communicating in an
exercise environment the purpose of instructing an exercise class.
Outcome 2.2. Graduates shall demonstrate proficiency in communicating by writing
laboratory and topical reports. .
Outcome 2.3. Graduates shall demonstrate proficiency in communicating by making
presentations in a classroom environment.
Goal 3. Address issues critically and reflectively.
Outcome 3.1. Graduates shall be able to demonstrate proficiency in a culminating
experience/project which will reflect their specific area of interest and is consistent
with the student’s long-term career goals.
Outcome 3.2. Graduates shall be able to modify and adapt exercise programming to
meet the needs of diverse clients.
Outcome 3.3. Graduates shall be able to modify and adapt physical training to
maximize performance in diverse athletic environments.
Goal 4. Work well with others.
Outcome 4.1. Graduates shall demonstrate the ability to work in groups when
completing laboratory assignments.
Goal 5. Respect persons from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Outcome 5.1. Graduates shall demonstrate the ability to work effectively with
individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds..
Goal 6. Commitment to open-minded inquiry and lifelong learning to maintain best practice
in the profession.
Outcome 6.1. Graduates shall demonstrate an adequate level of personal physical
fitness
Outcome 6.2. Graduates shall participate in professional organizations and meetings.
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Movement and Exercise Science Major Student Learning Outcomes