Programs & Courses
Student Learning Goals and Outcomes
1. Students implement and interpret health and fitness assessment protocols.
- Students will be able to explain proper usage of appropriate pre-activity screenings, health/medical histories, disease risk factors, informed consent documentation.
- Students will be able to select and prepare physical fitness assessments for healthy participants and those with controlled disease.
- Students will be able to conduct and interpret cardiorespiratory fitness assessments including: submaximal and maximal cardiorespiratory assessment protocols, blood pressure measurement, and heart rate measurement.
- Students will be able to conduct and interpret assessments of muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility including: repetition maximum and repetition maximum estimations and postural alignments.
- Students will be able to conduct and interpret anthropometric and body composition assessments including: circumference measures, skin fold assessments, body mass index calculations; and knowledge of other measures including dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), air and water displacement methodologies (e.g., BOD POD and underwater weighing).
2. Students develop and implement exercise prescription protocols.
- Students will be able to design exercise programs to achieve desired outcomes and goals.
- Students will be able to identify and select appropriate strength, aerobic, and flexibility based exercise.
- Students will be able to describe the physiologic changes associated with different exercise protocols.
- Students will be able to present proper form of exercises, and teach others to execute proper form.
- Describe appropriate exercise modifications for special populations (e.g., pregnant women, overweight or obese, other disease status).
3. Students implement behavioral strategies and health behavior theory into communication with clients.
- Students will be able to use effective and professional communication strategies and ability to use those strategies in working with clients.
- Students will be able to explain behavior change models and theories (e.g., the social ecological model, the theory of planned behavior, and the transtheoretical model) to promote behavior change.
4. Students apply appropriate legal and professional strategies in the workplace.
- Students will be able to execute emergency and or first aid procedures.
- Students will be able to use appropriate communication styles and techniques in the workplace.
5. Students apply appropriate legal and professional strategies in the workplace.
- Students will be able to implement effective coaching strategies that can be used with clients