Student Learning Goals
- Acquire knowledge of the human body’s systems, the interdependence of these systems, and how these systems respond to exercise, diet, physical inactivity, disease, and aging.
- Understand the principles of nutrition and its impact on health and disease.
- Demonstrate scientific literacy orally, visually, and in writing.
- Understand the basic principles of epidemiology.
- Identify the major U.S. and global public health problems.
- Perform laboratory skills to study human health and physiological function.
- Develop the ability to prescribe exercise programs to a variety of populations by performing, analyzing, and interpreting health/fitness tests.
- Collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
- Effectively communicate scientific data orally, visually, and in written form to both scientific and lay audiences.
- Develop skills through research and internships for managing the health challenges in diverse populations.
- Assess, explain, and prioritize public health problems and identify selected approaches to address these problems.
Personal and Social Values
- Understand the multiple determinants of and challenge assumptions about individual and community health.
- Develop creative and evidence-based strategies to improve individual or community health.
- Foster values and ethics appropriate in professional settings.
- Appreciate and recognize the value of a collaborative and inclusive environment.
- Integrate and apply knowledge across diverse disciplines to address human health problems.
- Apply the skills and knowledge acquired in the study of health and exercise sciences to improve the quality of life in individuals and community.
- Foster habits of a healthy lifestyle in self and others.
- Exhibit professional integrity.
- Develop a passion for lifelong learning and a desire to share new knowledge.
- Develop educated citizens prepared to thoughtfully engage with matters of public health policy.