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Mission Statement

Mission Statement and Student Learning Outcomes


The Mission of the Kinesiology Department is to engage students in an impassioned search for intellectual growth and personal fulfillment through study, from a liberal arts perspective, in one or more of the disciplines encompassed by the domains of health and human movement.  The Department promotes the acquisition and use of knowledge, fosters critical thinking, participates in research, and supports students and faculty in discipline-related service to the university, the profession, and the global community.”

Student Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of degree programs offered by the Kinesiology Department, upon graduation, are expected to have:
  • Attained fundamental knowledge in the principal areas of study in health, physical education and exercise science;
  • Gained an understanding of health and fitness concepts and be able to supervise an individual evaluation of student’s health and fitness status;
  • Been exposed to a wide variety of opportunities to gain experiences and knowledge through instruction in aquatics, sports, dance, health and fitness activities and related topics;
  • Been exposed to comprehensive professional preparation programs which meet or exceed state and national standards;
  • Been provided guidance and leadership through academic advisement;
  • Gained an understanding of and appreciation for the value of health and physical activity with emphasis on lifetime participation;
  • Been exposed to community leadership and educational service opportunities.