Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed in Writing)

Candidates in the Health and Wellness program will demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical, and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field. 

Students will:
  • Identify and appraise the content of appropriate health information, services and products.
  • Assess health behaviors related to fitness, nutrition, relationships, substance use and abuse, and the environment.
  • Interpret the scientific literature in regard to aspects of human nutrition.
  • Describe how disease and illness affects the various body systems.
     

Learning Goal 2 (KNOWLEDGE – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the Health and Wellness program will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will: 
  • Design and implement an exercise program for an individual client.
  • Develop an exercise progression for a team that reduces risk and maximizes benefit.
  • Utilize the epidemiological model of disease and disorders by examining predisposing factors, symptoms, preventions, treatment and control.
     

Learning Goal 3 (SERVICE)

Candidates in the Health and Wellness programs will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society. Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.

Students will:
  • Design and implement an exercise program for an individual client.
  • Develop an exercise progression for a team that reduces risk and maximizes benefit.
  • Demonstrate the ability to modify exercise programs based on age, skill, setting, specificity and progress.
     

Learning Goal 4 (PROFESSIONALISM)

Candidates will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow.

Students will:
  • Demonstrate and instruct on standardized testing techniques involved in fitness assessment.
  • Demonstrate and instruct proper functional movements involved in strength and conditioning.
     

Learning Goal 5 (LEADERSHIP)

Candidates will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and the wider community.

Students will:
  • Students will develop confidence and proficiency in their ability to communicate health related information through oral communication.
  • Students will develop confidence and proficiency in their ability to communicate health related information through written communication.