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Exercise Science and Sport Studies Student Learning Outcomes

Welcome to the Exercise Science and Sport Studies Student Learning Outcomes webpage. On this page you'll find the mission of the department, departmental student learning goals, a curricular map and assessment schedule, and progress made from the most recent Program Review Action Plan (2010-2011). If you have questions about the assessment findings or questions about the department, please contact Don Fischer, ESSS Department Chair, at [email protected].

MISSION

Exercise and physical activity play an important role in improving the quality of life of individuals, including decreasing the risk of disease and injury. The mission of the Exercise Science and Sport Studies Department is to prepare liberally educated men and women for graduate study in exercise related fields, and to prepare graduates to function competently and ethically in the fields of exercise science and coaching. Consistent with the Coordinate Mission of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University, the department seeks to foster integrated learning, critical thinking, strong communication skills, exploration of culture and gender related issues, and provide leadership and service opportunities for students.

STUDENT LEARNING GOALS

A student that graduates from CSB/SJU with a minor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies will...

  1. Demonstrate the ability to effectively engage in scholarly inquiry and analysis in the area of Exercise Science and Sport Studies. [Assessment Results]
  2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate information through disciplinary writing. [Assessment Results]
  3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate disciplinary information through oral communication. [Assessment Results]
  4. Demonstrate ability to make ethically reasoned decisions relative to sport and exercise science. [Assessment Results]
  5. Be academically prepared for graduate study in exercise related fields and/or prepared to function competently in the fields of exercise and sport. [16-17 Annual Report]

CURRICULAR MAP and ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE

Curricular map Learning Goals Goal 1 Goal 2 Goal 3 Goal 4 Goal 5
Dept/Course number  ESSS 215 X (2015-16)
Dept/Course number  ESSS 306 X (2012-13) x (2013-14) X (2015-16)
Dept/Course number  ESSS 308 X (2012-13) x (2013-14) X (2014-15) X (2015-16)
Dept/Course number  ESSS 310 X (2012-13) X (2013-14) X (2014-15)
Dept/Course number ESSS 316 X (2015-16)
Dept/Course number  ESSS 390 X (2013-14) X (2014-15) X (2015-16)
Dept/Course number  ESSS 396 X (2012-13) X (2013-14)
Senior Survey X (2012-13) X (2013-14) X (2014-15) X (2015-16)
Third Party Assessment X (2012-13)
Graduate Survey X (2016-17)
Current Student Focus Groups Planned (2017-18) Planned (2017-18) Planned (2017-18) Planned (2017-18) Planned (2017-18)

Goal 1: A student that graduates from CSB/SJU with a minor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies will demonstrate the ability to effectively engage in scholarly inquiry and analysis in the area of Exercise Science and Sports Studies.

Goal 2: A student that graduates from CSB/SJU with a minor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate information through disciplinary writing.

Goal 3:A student that graduates from CSB/SJU with a minor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate disciplinary information through oral communication.

Goal 4: A student that graduates from CSB/SJU with a minor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies will demonstrate ability to make ethically reasoned decisions relative to sport and exercise science.

Goal 5:A student that graduates from CSB/SJU with a minor degree in Exercise Science and Sport Studies will be academically prepared for graduate study in exercise related fields and/or prepared to function competently in the fields of exercise and sport.