Program Mission Statement
The Department of Health and Human Performance is committed to the experiential education of its students in the multidisciplinary human movement sciences through authentic and modern pedagogical practices linked to measurable graduate and student learning outcomes. The curricula and experiences employed by the Department are intentionally and continuously updated to integrate modern research and techniques to best serve its students in their own pursuits of career preparation and success
The BS: Kinesiology program provides preparation for students planning to pursue graduate studies or employment in the rapidly expanding fields of personal/corporate fitness and wellness programming, public health, exercise science, and exercise prescription. Students who wish to become teachers should refer to the Physical Education & Health K-12, BS degree program.
The degree includes extensive coursework in the performance field of kinesiology along with an opportunity to select electives to further specialize their degree to match career or graduate school goals. Since this degree is a subject area degree rather than an education degree, it would also facilitate admission to graduate studies in the field or to post-baccalaureate or graduate level teacher licensure programs requiring an undergraduate major in a specific subject area.
Program graduates will:
- Demonstrate expertise of knowledge in the discipline of kinesiology.
- Effectively communicate demonstrated expertise in kinesiology to a diverse audience.
- Apply demonstrated knowledge and communication skills in practices related to their chosen career paths.
Graduate outcomes for the BS: Kinesiology degree are assessed through continuous student performance assessments and feedback, graduate/exit surveys, employer/supervisor surveys, alumni surveys, program self-study, and accreditation reviews. An assessment plan can be obtained from the Department Chair of Health & Human Performance.