Diagnostic Health and Fitness - Program Outcomes

Associate in Diagnostic Health and Fitness

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • Promote the health and fitness of clients by using and articulating their understanding of the American College of Sports Medicine, (ACSM) guidelines for personal trainers characteristics and needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all clients.
  • Understand content knowledge in health and fitness assessment by knowing the essential concepts, inquiry tools, and structure of content areas, including academic subjects, and identifying resources to deepen their understanding.
  • Identify and explain the importance of appropriate training techniques and theories as an important client management tool.
  • Identify and explain nutrition, health and safety practices and procedures appropriate for use when training clients.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as members of the health and fitness profession by knowing and using ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to health and fitness practices as detailed by the ACSM.

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Communication:
Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.

Humanities:
Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences:
Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Natural Sciences:
Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.

Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

 

Certificate in Diagnostic Health and Fitness Technician

Program Outcomes

Students will:
  • Promote the health and fitness of clients by using and articulating their understanding of the American College of Sports Medicine, (ACSM) guidelines for personal trainers characteristics and needs to create environments that are healthy, respectful, supportive, and challenging for all clients.
  • Understand content knowledge in health and fitness assessment by knowing the essential concepts, inquiry tools, and structure of content areas, including academic subjects, and identifying resources to deepen their understanding.
  • Identify and explain the importance of appropriate training techniques and theories as an important client management tool.
  • Identify and explain nutrition, health and safety practices and procedures appropriate for use when training clients.
  • Identify and conduct themselves as members of the health and fitness profession by knowing and using ethical guidelines and other professional standards related to health and fitness practices as detailed by the ACSM.

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

Communication:
Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.

Humanities:
Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences:
Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Natural Sciences:
Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.

Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

 

Lisa Murray
DHFT Program Coordinator PTA Program Advisor
253-964-6482
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