Photo of an exercise science student in the labStudent Learning Outcomes

PROFESSIONAL INTERACTION AND COMMUNICATION

  • Interact and communicate effectively by presenting information in oral, written, and technology formats;
  • Collaborate with professionals and peers;
  • Express ideas clearly; and
  • Give and receive feedback.

 

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCE

  • Utilize knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate health behavior and risk factors;
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate exercise and wellness programs;
  • Understand the mechanics of movement in the human body;
  • Utilize knowledge about the effects and benefits of exercise on relatively healthy and clinical populations;
  • Employ behavioral strategies to motivate individuals to adopt and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors;
  • Help clients use exercise appropriately in prehabilitation and rehabilitation efforts;
  • Develop strength training programs and train healthy adults;
  • Merge proper nutrition and movement to maximize health; and
  • Work effectively with other professionals.

 

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND CONDUCT

  • Demonstrate behavior, grounded in Christian faith and the Liberal Arts tradition, that preserves the integrity of a profession, prevents misrepresentation, and protects the consumer.

 

PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Continuously improve knowledge, skills, and abilities and to uphold a professional image through actions and appearance.

 

PROFESSIONAL DECISION MAKING (PROBLEM SOLVING)

  • Demonstrate critical thinking by making decisions based on multiple perspectives and evidence-based practice.