Student Learning Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1 – Critical Thinking

Students will apply critical thinking skills to the selection, administration, and interpretation of health and fitness assessments for the evidence-based prescription of exercise to various populations.

SLO 2 – Communication

Students will apply disciplinary academic writing and speaking skills to communicate Exercise Science concepts to lay-person & professional audiences

SLO 3 – Data/Quantitative

Students will apply quantitative reasoning skills to the collection and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative health and fitness assessment data and to the analysis of human movement.

SLO 4 – Intercultural

Students will explain the impact of cultural similarities and differences on health risk, physical activity behavior, and health and fitness literacy.

Students will apply biomechanical principles, including motion, force, momentum, levers and balance to analyze movement of the musculoskeletal system during physical activity, exercise, and sport.

Students will apply the principles of exercise physiology to answer questions about how health and fitness adapt to acute and chronic exercise training.

Health and Fitness Concentration

SLO 1 Students will apply industry standard guidelines when addressing the legal and organizational processes associated with the professional practice of exercise science to identify and minimize risk. (EXER 3100)

SLO 2 Students will apply behavior change strategies and motivational techniques to increase client adoption of and compliance with physical activity, exercise, and health behaviors. (EXER 4132)

Strength and Conditioning Concentration

SLO 1 – Students will apply industry standard, evidence based guidelines to the job tasks and responsibilities of strength and conditioning practitioners, including fitness assessment, development of strength and conditioning programs, and program management and oversight. (EXER 4100, EXER 4285, EXER 4490)