Exercise Science: Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1 Demonstrate Scientific Knowledge

The student will demonstrate a basic knowledge of
  1. human anatomy and physiology
  2. exercise physiology
  3. biomechanics
  4. injury care and prevention
  5. first aid and emergency procedures

SLO 2 Demonstrate Ability to Prescribe Exercise

The student will demonstrate
  1. skills for physiological testing including evaluation and interpretation of results
  2. the ability to prescribe individual exercise programs with modifications in type, intensity, duration, frequency, and progression for special populations
  3. the ability to lead exercises in aerobic exercise, strength conditiong and joint flexibility.

SLO 3 Demonstrate Knowledge of Health Promotion

The student will demonstrate knowledge of
  1. nutritional needs for active populations
  2. weight management techniques
  3. stress management techniques
  4. commonly abused substance (ergogenic aids) and their detrimental effects on the body.

SLO 4 Demonstrate Knowledge of Administrative Tasks

The student will demonstrate
  1. knowledge of trends in fitness programming and health promotion.
  2. the ability to use common fitness assessment equipment and demonstrate knowledge of risk management.
  3. knowledge of how to organize records and provide a safe environment for exercise.

SLO 5 Demonstrate Professional Skill Working Others

The student will demonstrate
  1. the ability to communicate in writing and speaking.
  2. knowledge of techniques for motivating, improving program adherence and retention.

SLO 6 Identify Professional Development

The student will
  1. demonstrate knowledge of leading professional organization in exercise science, wellness, sport and sports medicine and relevant publications and continuing education opportunities.
  2. identify a professional development strategy, including certifictions to improve employability.
  3. have at least 30 hours of practical experience in research or at a worksite.