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Student Learning Outcomes

Kinesiology Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology will

  1. Demonstrate content knowledge in Kinesiology core, including history and breadth of Kinesiology, human anatomy and physiology, physiological response to exercise, and the mechanics and control of human movement.
  2. Demonstrate competency in and successful application of Kinesiology-related skills through laboratory participation, internships, research, and service learning.  These include proper use of relevant laboratory equipment and other current technologies, as well as proficiency in first aid and emergency response.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to think critically through 1) the performance of health, fitness, and movement assessment, 2) the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of data, and 3) the procurement, evaluation, and application of current research literature.
  4. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication, including the use of information technology, in both academic and professional settings.
  5. Demonstrate professional and personal growth, including 1) advocacy for a healthy, active lifestyle, 2) promotion of diversity, social justice, and professional ethics, 3) shared responsibility and successful collaboration with peers, and 4) pursuit of lifelong learning beyond CSUSM.
  6. Demonstrate content knowledge in an area of Kinesiology specialization, including:
    • Applied Exercise Science: exercise testing and prescription, nutrition, care and prevention of athletic injury, quantitative assessment of human movement, and special population considerations.
    • Health Science: nutrition, health promotion, stress management, health and drug education, and epidemiology.
    • Physical Education: goals, outcomes, and standards-based education, content and instructional alignment, assessment of teaching strategies, behavior management and motivation, and connecting PE to community resources.
    • Pre-Physical Therapy: quantitative assessment of human movement and special population considerations.