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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 in one or more of the disciplines encompassed by the domains of health and human movement, and prepare them for a career in Kinesiology or further study in related graduate and/or professional degree programs. The Department promotes the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills, 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:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental knowledge (i.e., scientific, historical, philosophical) in the principal areas of study in Kinesiology;
  • Summarize the relationship between physical activity participation and health, wellness, and quality of life;
  • Determine an individual's health and fitness status through demonstrated proficiency in skills/competencies needed to successfully perform standard health and fitness assessments;
  • Demonstrate proficiency in computer technology skills and use of applications that can be applied in exercise, fitness, and sport settings;
  • Critically evaluate research about physical activity and the movement-related professions.