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.