Mission and Outcomes

ABOUT

The Exercise Science Program became one of the first six schools in the nation to receive accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (CAAHEP), the largest programmatic accreditor in the health-sciences field. The program is also endorsed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Graduates of the Exercise Science program report satisfaction with the ability of the program to fulfill the Mission & Program Outcomes. Further, students complete a graded 480-hour internship after all coursework is finished. Data from Fall 2017- Spring 2018 (n=73) are reported below.

MISSION STATEMENT

Transform individuals into a team of critically thinking scientists prepared for success in a variety of graduate studies and professions in health, wellness and fitness.

Strongly Agree: 79.37%, Agree: 19.05%

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Professional Interaction and Communication:
To interact and communicate effectively by presenting information in oral, written, and technology formats; collaborating with professionals and peers; expressing ideas clearly; and giving and receiving feedback.

Strongly Agree: 77.78%, Agree: 22.22%

Professional Competence:
To utilize knowledge, skills, and abilities to evaluate health behavior and risk factors; develop, implement, and evaluate exercise and wellness programs, and employ behavioral strategies to motivate individuals to adopt and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors.

Strongly Agree: 82.54%, Agree: 17.46%

Professional Ethics and Conduct:
To demonstrate behavior that preserves the integrity of a profession, prevents misrepresentation, and protects the consumer.

Strongly Agree: 79.37%, Agree: 15.87%

Professional and Personal Development:
To continuously improve knowledge, skills, and abilities and to uphold a professional image through actions and appearance.

Strongly Agree: 82.54%, Agree: 15.87%

Critical Thinking:
To demonstrate clear and accurate reasoning to make decisions and solve problems.

Strongly Agree: 80.95%, Agree: 17.46%

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE

The exercise science internship provides the opportunity for students to develop and apply exercise science knowledge, skills and abilities in a supervised university approved setting. The internship is 12- credits which is equivalent to 480 hours. This final course requirement is an opportunity for students to specialize in an area of their interest. Student interns are expected to learn new skills specific to the area they have chosen and transition from student to entry-level professional.

99% of students earned an exceptional grade (86-100%)