Learning Outcomes

Department Core Values

The faculty and staff of the Department of Kinesiology adopt the following Core Values in support of our overall mission:

  • Physically active and healthy lifestyles
  • Efficacy of human movement
  • Quality programs, curriculum, teaching, research, and service
  • Regard for high academic standards
  • Mutual support, shared responsibility and collegiality in the workplace
  • Collaboration between and respect for our subdisciplines
  • Democratic governance
  • Equity, fairness, and social justice
  • Sensitivity to diversity
  • Life/work balance


 

Activity Program Learning Outcomes (APLO)

After completion of the class, the students shall be able to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the execution of the motor/sport skills appropriate to the specific activities completed.
  • Identify and/or explain the applicable history, rules, strategies, current research, safety, and etiquette related to the specific activities completed.
  • Identify and/or explain the benefits of physical activity as related to physical and mental health



General Education Program Objectives (GELO)

A university brings together many separate areas of learning, yet it is more than just a collection of specialized disciplines. The SJSU General Education Program incorporates the development of skills, the acquisition of knowledge, and the integration of knowledge through the study of facts, issues, and ideas. Regardless of major, all who earn undergraduate degrees should share common educational experiences, as they become university scholars. In combination with major, minor, and elective courses, the General Education curriculum should help students attain those attributes found in an educated person.

Students who complete the General Education curriculum should be able to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World

(focused by engagement with big questions, both contemporary and enduring through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages, and the arts)

  • Intellectual and Practical Skills

(practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance)

  • Personal and Social Responsibility

(anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges)

  • Integrative Learning

(demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems)

The advancement of academic discourse requires civility and a respectful attitude toward all in the expression and consideration of a variety of viewpoints. All courses shall reinforce the ethical responsibility of students and instructors to acknowledge respectfully the learning styles and forms of expression of individuals and members of all groups.



Graduate Program Learning Outcomes (GPLO)

Upon completion of the Master’s degree program in the Department of Kinesiology, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct and critique research using theoretical and applied knowledge.
    • [Demonstration of PLO through successful completion of the Plan A /B culminating experience and/or successful completion of final term papers in KIN 250/251]
  •  Interpret and apply research findings to a variety of disciplines within Kinesiology.
    • [Demonstration of PLO through successful completion of the Plan A /B culminating experience and/or successful completion of final term papers in KIN 250/251]
  • Effectively communicate essential theories, scientific applications, and ethical considerations in each student's Kinesiology program concentration.
    • [Demonstration of PLO through successful completion of the Plan A /B culminating experience and/or successful completion of final term papers in KIN 250/251]
  • Interpret and apply research findings through acquired skills in order to become agents of change to address issues in Kinesiology through the application of knowledge and research.
    • [Demonstration of PLO through successful completion of the Plan A /B culminating experience and/or successful completion of final term papers in KIN 250/251]



Undergraduate Program Learning Outcomes (UPLO)

(Key principles: critical understanding and application of research and scholarship in the field of kinesiology; communication skills; movement competence; sustainability; diversity and social justice)

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Science degree program in the Department of Kinesiology students will be able to:

 
  • Explain, identify, and/or demonstrate the theoretical and/or scientific principles that can be used to address issues or problems in the sub-disciplines in kinesiology. 
  • Effectively communicate in writing (clear, concise and coherent) on topics in kinesiology. 
  • Effectively communicate through an oral presentation (clear, concise and coherent) on topics in kinesiology. 
  • Utilize their experiences across a variety of health related and skill-based activities to inform their scholarship and practice in the sub disciplines in kinesiology. 
  • Identify and analyze social justice and equity issues related to kinesiology for diverse populations.


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