Learning goals and Student Learning Outcomes
The following goals and learning outcomes have been established for students pursuing a degree in Kinesiology:
Knowledge and skill in a variety of sport and fitness activities
- Demonstrates knowledge and skill in fitness, aquatics, combative, team sports, individual sports and court and racquet sports.
Natural and Social Scientific foundations of human movement across the lifespan and across diverse populations
- Demonstrates understanding of the scientific method and other systematic ways of knowing human movement.
- Demonstrates understanding of the biological and physical bases of human movement.
- Demonstrates how motor skills are required and refined.
- Demonstrates understanding of how various fitness parameters are achieved and maintained.
- Demonstrates understanding of the behavioral and psychological bases of human movement.
- Demonstrates understanding of the social structural, demographic, and economic context of programs and policy related to human movement.
Perspectives from the humanities to understand key elements of human movement
- Demonstrates understanding of the socio-cultural perspectives of human movement.
- Demonstrates understanding of the historical perspectives of human movement.
- Demonstrates understanding of philosophical perspectives of human movement.
Human movement in health, wellness, and quality of life
- Demonstrates understanding of the relationships among and contributions of human movement skill, conditioning and training to personal well being.
Leadership, technological competency, and content expertise in an applied setting
- Applies knowledge from the sub-disciplines of kinesiology to enhance motor skill and fitness in a variety of populations and conditions.
- Demonstrates knowledge of the conditions of safe practice in movement contexts, and respond appropriately to common injuries occurring during physical activity.
- Uses and applies measurement instruments and principles for qualitative and quantitative assessment of human performance.
- Demonstrates ability to integrate intra-disciplinary knowledge bases of kinesiology in an applied, problem-solving context.
- Demonstrates leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively on professionally-related activities.
Information Literacy, Effective communication skills and professionalism in an applied setting
- Applies critical thinking, writing, reading, oral communication, quantitative and qualitative analysis and information management skills to movement-related questions.
- Uses information technology to support inquiry and professional practice in movement-related fields.
- Is prepared to engage in informed dialogue with professional and lay populations within local and global communities.
In-depth knowledge and skills needed for advanced study and/or preparation in an area of specialization
- Per applicable certification, credential or other guidelines.