Curriculum & Learning Objectives Matrix (pdf)
Curriculum & Learning Objectives Matrix – Fitness Specialist (pdf)
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Curriculum & Learning Objectives Matrix – Exercise Science Generalist (pdf)
School Learning Goals
- Demonstrate core critical thinking skills and dispositions to ask and answer questions relevant to exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences.
- Demonstrate effective oral, written, and other interpersonal skills to help communicate knowledge and promote health, wellbeing, and rehabilitation in diverse communities.
- Demonstrate understanding of scientific concepts, principles, and methods used in the study of exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences.
- Use an array of technologies to support inquiry and professional practice.
- Demonstrate ethical decision making, cultural competency, and civic responsibility when applying knowledge of exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation science.
- Use biological, behavioral, psychosocial, and ecological theory-based perspectives to design and evaluate behavior change interventions in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences.
- Use principles of assessment to evaluate a variety of measurement tools in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences.
- Demonstrate an ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills through experiential learning opportunities.
School Learning Objectives
- Critically evaluate published research in the discipline. (G1)
- Evaluate alternative solutions to a discipline-based problem. (G1)
- Present opposing viewpoints and alternative hypotheses on issues in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G1)
- Critically evaluate current trends and practices using disciplinary knowledge. (G1)
- Actively seek out discipline-based questions as opportunities to apply core critical thinking skills. (G1)
- Use effective technical writing skills to communicate information about exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G2)
- Use effective oral presentation skills to present information to peers and other professionals. (G2)
- Use effective interpersonal skills as part of an ongoing and guided dialogue with individuals who may benefit from modifying their health behavior. (G2)
- Identify and explain the underlying assumptions of different research paradigms used in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G3)
- Identify the steps in the scientific method of research. (G3)
- Select and apply appropriate methods to maximize internal and external validity and reduce the plausibility of alternative explanations. (G3)
- Articulate the strengths and limitations of various research designs. (G3)
- Design a research study and collect, analyze, and evaluate findings in relation to a proposed hypothesis. (G3)
- Use the internet and e-mail to communicate with others and find valid information. (G4)
- Use various technology instrumentations to measure phenomena of interest. (G4)
- Use software programs appropriate to discipline to organize, analyze and interpret findings. (G4)
- Use presentation software to report project findings. (G4)
- Identify and explain components of ethical decision making, cultural competency and civic responsibility applied to exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G5)
- Use non-discriminatory/inclusive language when working with peers and clients in on-campus and off-campus settings. (G5)
- Design an exercise, nutrition, or rehabilitation prescription or lesson plan that considers cultural differences that may influence implementation. (G5)
- Participate in a student/professional organization or community service activity related to exercise, nutrition, or rehabilitation sciences. (G5)
- Differentiate between biomedical and biopsychosocial explanations of health and wellness or rehabilitation. (G6)
- Describe the biological, psychological, social, and environmental correlates and determinants of behavior change relevant to physical activity and diet. (G6)
- Integrate multilevel determinants into behavior change interventions for individuals, communities, and populations. (G6)
- Evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of behavior change interventions in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G6)
- Explain the various kinds of validity evidence necessary to determine the quality of objective and subjective measures used in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G7)
- Evaluate the validity and reliability coefficients for a variety of tools to determine their quality. (G7)
- Evaluate the responsiveness, sensitivity, and specificity of measurement devices used in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G7)
- Collect data to examine the reliability or objectivity of common measurement tools in exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation sciences. (G7)
- Evaluate the feasibility of different measurement tools in various settings. (G7)
- Describe ways to implement a measure or test to increase its reliability. (G7)
- Implement a physical activity, rehabilitative, or nutritional plan in an applied setting and assess its effectiveness. (G8)
- Administer assessments in a variety of healthy and chronic disease populations across the lifespan. (G8)
- Organize and structure learning and research environments to maximize their quality and safety. (G8)