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Student Learning Outcomes & Assessments for Kinesiology (SCI)


Some examples of assessments shown when mouse-over each of the Objective headings

Goal I:

Students should be capable of researching, synthesizing, analyzing and critically evaluating research knowledge and data.
  • Objective 1:  Students will be able to use a wide variety of information retrieval services and resources to synthesize relevant research.
  • Objective 2:  Students will be able to understand, interpret and critically evaluate published research.
  • Objective 3:  Students will be able to disseminate scientific knowledge.

Goal II:

Students should understand the fundamental processes involved in human activity. This involves the physiology, psychology, biomechanics, motor control, history and philosophy of human movement.
  • Objective 1a: Students will have an understanding of the fundamentals of the field of Kinesiology in Exercise Physiology.
  • Objective 1b: Students will have an understanding of the fundamentals of the field of Kinesiology in Exercise Psychology.
  • Objective 1c: Students will have an understanding of the fundamentals of the field of Kinesiology in Motor Development.
  • Objective 1d: Students will have an understanding of the fundamentals of the field of Kinesiology in Nutrition.
  • Objective 1e: Students will have an understanding of the fundamentals of the field of Kinesiology in Biomechanics.
  • Objective 1f: Students will have an understanding of the fundamentals of the field of Kinesiology in History & Philosophy of Physical Activity to Human Wellness.
  • Objective 2: Students will be able to understanding of the relationship of physical activity to human wellness.

Goal III:

Students should be able to scientifically assess physical fitness, design and prescribe physical activity programs, and inform clients of the value of physical activity.
  • Objective 1: Students will be able to select equipment commonly used for testing in the various specialties in the field of kinesiology.
  • Objective 2: Students will be able to institute and assess various standard exercise, performance, and wellness evaluations.
  • Objective 3: Students will design and prescribe physical activity programs. This includes the ability to select and use computerized fitness programs.
  • Objective 4: Students will be able to understand concepts of wellness, physical activity, fitness and performance.

Goal IV:

Students will be able to understand concepts of wellness, physical activity, fitness and performance.
  • Objective 1: Students will be able to clearly articulate in written form information relative to the discipline.
  • Objective 2: Students will have spoken proficiency in a public forum using various computer- and media-based resources.
  • Objective 3: Students will write an article using accepted style parameters (APA).
  • Objective 4: Students will demonstrate proficiency in using word-processing applications.
  • Objective 5: Students will able to disseminate information concerning the values of kinesiology to the general public using the latest technologies for distributing knowledge.

Goal V:

Students should develop an awareness of and concern for ethics and professionalism within the discipline of kinesiology.
  • Objective 1: Demonstrate a sensitivity to ethical concerns and professionalism in all settings where applications of kinesiology occur.
  • Objective 2: Provide evidence of familiarity with issues related to various philosophies of exercise and athletics, and how they impact modern day kinesiological thinking.

Goal for Business Emphasis:

Students should further develop an understanding of research methods and scientific literature.
  • Objective 1 Business: Students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in the business skills of accounting, economics and statistics.
  • Objective 2 Business: Students will be able demonstrate basic knowledge in the business skills of marketing and management.

Goal for Science Emphasis:

Students should further develop an understanding of research methods and scientific literature.
  • Objective Science: Students will demonstrate enriched knowledge of science as evidenced by a diversity of science-related courses.

Program Coordinator:

Dr.Mike Moyer, mrm8@psu.edu or 610-396-6152

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