Kinesiology Learning Outcomes

Stress Lab

Department Statement of 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

Undergraduate Degree Student Program Learning Outcomes

  • 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. 
  • Students will be able to effectively communicate in writing (clear, concise and coherent) on topics in kinesiology. 
  • Students will be able to effectively communicate through an oral presentation (clear, concise and coherent) on topics in kinesiology. 
  • Students will be able to 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. 
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze social justice and equity issues related to kinesiology for diverse populations.

Graduate Degree Student Program Learning Outcomes

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]