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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:

Graduates of degree programs offered by the Kinesiology Department are expected to have:
  • Attained fundamental knowledge in the principal areas of study in kinesiology;
  • Gained an understanding of health and wellness concepts and be able to evaluate an individual's health and fitness status with an emphasis on lifetime participation;
  • Participated in a wide variety of opportunities to gain experiences and knowledge through instruction in a variety of health and fitness activities and related topics;
  • Been involved in a comprehensive professional preparation program that meets or exceeds state and/or national standards;
  • Been empowered to take charge of their learning through quality academic guidance and leadership in order to prepare for future career and/or professional opportunities;
  • Been exposed to leadership, research, and/or educational service opportunities through participation and volunteerism.