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Associate in Kinesiology

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 Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.

Responsibility

Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community, and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions, and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.

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.

Multiculturalism

Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures, and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

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 and 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.


Personal Training Certificate

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 Abilities 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 and 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.

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