Oct 19, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Kinesiology


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Kinesiology

Faculty

The mission of the Kinesiology program is to contribute to the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge related to human movement in multiple contexts. Students and faculty are actively engaged in each area. While a health-science context is emphasized, the curriculum enables students to understand movement by integrating multiple scientific perspectives so as to be successful in a variety of arenas (e.g., employment in the fitness/exercise field, graduate study in professional or academic disciplines).

Program Learning Outcomes

Students who complete the Kinesiology major will:

  • Apply fundamental human movement principles, from both natural and social science perspectives, to a variety of contexts and populations;
  • Demonstrate an applied understanding of the form and function of the human body;
  • Critically evaluate human movement research in order to design and implement activities to confirm and/or generate disciplinary knowledge;
  • Use qualitative and quantitative reasoning and evidence, synthesizing information from a variety of origins to methodically and systematically solve problems and develop interventions in the human movement domain;
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with lay and professional audiences;
  • Demonstrate appropriate levels of transferable independence and judgement necessary that will enhance success in future employment or schooling.

All students will complete the following coursework to complete a Kinesiology major.

Outdoor Leadership

Philip Friesen, Samuel Morrison 

Program Learning Outcomes

A student completing a minor in Outdoor Leadership will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Assess and manage risks involved in leading others in wilderness setting
  • Apply experiential education theory toward the development of participants’ skills in a variety of outdoor adventure activities.
  • Design and implement an expedition plan for an outdoor adventure to allow others to experience a sense of discovery.
  • Explain the interconnection between outdoor education, sustainability and our daily lives.
  • Provide pertinent feedback to others and develop self-awareness of one’s own abilities and limits in this field.
  • Value diversity through intense and sustained adventures that encourage people to understand different perspectives, beliefs and backgrounds.

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