Exercise Science (BS)

Shown here are the general learning goals of the program broken down into specific student learning outcomes (SLOs). These SLOs represent what a student should be able to do as a result of successfully completing this program. Student performance on these outcomes are routinely assessed by program faculty as a way of informing programmatic improvement efforts.

Goal Outcome

1. Content Knowledge: ES majors should understand the concepts related to anatomical, physiological and biomechanical aspects of human movement.

  • 1.1 Students will be able to analyze basic movement patterns and suggest methods and techniques in order to maximize performance.
  • 1.2 Students will be able to describe and analyze various types of human movement.
  • 1.3 Students will be able to describe the major physiological systems of the body.
  • 1.4 Students will be able to identify the major bones and muscles of the body and define their function.

2. Health and Fitness: Understand components of fitness and benefits of exercise toward better health.

  • 2.1 Demonstrate ability to organize, analyze and interpret data using statistical software (descriptive and inferential statistics).
  • 2.2 Students will be able to analyze basic movement patterns and suggest methods and techniques in order to maximize performance.
  • 2.3 Students will be able to assess the physical fitness of individuals and develop an appropriate training program.
  • 2.4 Students will be able to describe and analyze various types of human movement.
  • 2.5 Students will be able to explain the physiological components underlying overall fitness and wellness and how they adapt to training and exercise.
  • 2.6 Students will be able to identify and explain basic nutritional concepts and how they contribute to overall sports performance.
  • 2.7 Students will be able to identify, define and describe the factors contributing to overall health wellness.

3. Practical Application: ES majors should be able to apply theoretical knowledge in practical settings including both health and fitness and sports performance.

  • 3.1 Demonstrate ability to organize, analyze and interpret data using statistical software (descriptive and inferential statistics).
  • 3.2 Students will be able to analyze basic movement patterns and suggest methods and techniques in order to maximize performance.
  • 3.3 Students will be able to assess the physical fitness of individuals and develop an appropriate training program.
  • 3.4 Students will be able to describe and analyze various types of human movement.
  • 3.5 Students will be able to explain the physiological components underlying overall fitness and wellness and how they adapt to training and exercise.
  • 3.6 Students will be able to identify and explain basic nutritional concepts and how they contribute to overall sports performance.
  • 3.7 Using the concepts previously covered in the program, students will be able to develop an appropriate sports performance program.