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Learning Outcomes

 
 

Academic Learning Compact

Consistent with its mission and guiding principles, Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to academic excellence and continuous quality improvement, as supported by a sound teaching-learning process. Within this process, students and instructors share responsibility for learning that is a movement from the simple to the complex, the concrete to the abstract, and the dependent to the independent. The Academic Learning Compact (ALC) initiative supports the teaching-learning process by clearly identifying expected core student learning outcomes in the areas of content/discipline knowledge and skills, communication skills, and critical thinking skills; aligning curricula with expectations; and using assessment to guide continuous improvement.
Content/Discipline Knowledge and Skills
Graduates will be able to:
  1. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of fundamental exercise physiology principles that underlie performance of physical activities and exercise. 
  2. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with exercise risk stratification, physiological and metabolic responses to exercise and injury prevention in healthy individuals and in individuals associated with chronic disease.
  3. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of selecting appropriate assessment and training modalities according to the functional capacity of the individual.
  4. Prepare the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the nutritional aspects of wellness and human performance required of the entry-level practitioner in the Exercise Science field.
  5. Prepare the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with understanding administration and professional development required of the entry-level Exercise Science practitioner.
Content/discipline knowledge and skills are assessed at the college and departmental levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following courses: 
  1. The direct measure used to gauge acquisition of student learning outcome (SLO) number one from above is the midterm and/or final examination taken in the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4311C Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning, APK 4137 Exercise and Sport Physiology and APK4137L Exercise and Sport Physiology Lab.
  2. The indirect measure used to gauge acquisition of SLO #1 is the undergraduate survey that the students complete during the semester they graduate: “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of fundamental exercise physiology principles that underlie performance of physical activities and exercise?”
  3. The direct measure used to gauge acquisition of the SLO #2 is the midterm and/or final examination taken for the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK4110L Applied Exercise Physiology, APK 4120 Clinical Exercise Physiology and PET 3627C Care and Prevention of HP Injuries.
  4. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #2 is the undergraduate survey question that students complete during the semester they graduate:  “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of the exercise risk stratification process, physiological and metabolic responses to exercise and injury prevention in healthy individuals and in individuals associated with chronic disease?”
  5. The direct instrument used to gauge acquisition of SLO #3 is the midterm and/or final examination taken for the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4113C Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning, APK 4120C Clinical Exercise Physiology, and APK 4110L Applied Exercise Physiology.
  6. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #3 is the undergraduate survey that the students take during the semester they graduate:  “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of selecting appropriate assessments and training modalities according to the functional capacity of the individual?”
  7. The direct measures used to gauge acquisition of SLO #4 are the Midterm and Final Exams taken in the following courses:  APK 4123 Human Performance and Energy Supplies, and APK 3312 Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids.
  8. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #4 is the undergraduate senior exit survey question that the students complete during the semester they graduate:  “How well were you prepared by the FGCU Exercise Science program in the following subject areas: Nutritional Aspects of Health and Performance?”
  9. The direct measures used to gauge acquisition of SLO #5 are the Midterm, Final Exams and Senior Level Project completed in the following courses ATR 3512 Athletic Health Care Administration and APK 4930 Preparation for Entering and Growing in Profession.
  10. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #5 is the undergraduate senior exit survey that the students complete during the semester they graduate: “How well were you prepared by the FGCU Exercise Science program in the following subject areas: Ethics and Legal Issues and Professional Development?”

 

Communication Skills
Graduates will be able to:
  1. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of fundamental exercise physiology principles that underlie performance of physical actvities and exercise. 
  2. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with exercise risk stratification, physiological and metabolic responses to exercise and injury prevention in healthy individuals and in individuals associated with chronic disease.
  3. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of selecting appropriate assessment and training modalities according to the functional capacity of the individual.
  4. Prepare the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the nutritional aspects of wellness and human performance required of the entry-level practitioner in the Exercise Science field.
  5. Prepare the student with the knowledge, skills and abilites associated with understanding administration and professional development required of the entry-level Exercise Science practitioner.
Communication Skills are assessed at the college and department levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following courses:
  1. The direct measure used to gauge acquisition of student learning outcome (SLO) number one from above is the midterm and/or final examination taken in the following courses: APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4311C Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning, APK 4137 Exercise and Sport Physiology and APK 4137L Exercise and Sport Physiology Lab.
  2. The indirect measure used to gauge acquisition of SLO #1 is the undergraduate survey that the students complete during the semester they graduate: “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of fundamental exercise physiology principles that underlie performance of physical activities and exercise?
  3. The direct measure used to gauge acquisition of the SLO #2 is the midterm and/or final examination taken for the following courses: APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4110L Applied Exercise Physiology, APK 4120 Clinical Exercise Physiology and PET 3627C Care and Prevention of HP Injuries.
  4. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #2 is the undergraduate survey question that students complete during the semester they graduate:  “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of the exercise risk stratification process, physiological and metabolic responses to exercise and injury prevention in healthy individuals and in individuals associated with chronic disease?”
  5. The direct instrument used to gauge acquisition of SLO #3 is the midterm and/or final examination taken for the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4113C Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning, APK 4120C Clinical Exercise Physiology, and APK 4110L Applied Exercise Physiology.
  6. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #3 is the undergraduate survey that the students take during the semester they graduate:  “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of selecting appropriate assessments and training modalities according to the functional capacity of the individual?”
  7. The direct measures used to gauge acquisition of SLO #4 are the Midterm and Final Exams taken in the following courses:  APK 4123 Human Performance and Energy Supplies, and APK 3312 Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids.
  8. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #4 is the undergraduate senior exit survey question that the students complete during the semester they graduate:  “How well were you prepared by the FGCU Exercise Science program in the following subject areas: Nutritional Aspects of Health and Performance?”
  9. The direct measures used to gauge acquisition of SLO #5 are the Midterm, Final Exams and Senior Level Project completed in the following courses ATR 3512 Athletic Health Care Administration and APK 4930 Preparation for Entering and Growing in Profession.
  10. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #5 is the undergraduate senior exit survey that the students complete during the semester they graduate: “How well were you prepared by the FGCU Exercise Science program in the following subject areas: Ethics and Legal Issues and Professional Development?”
Critical Thinking Skills
Graduates will be able to:
  1. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of fundamental exercise physiology principles that underlie performance of physical activities and exercise.
  2. The student wil demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with exercise risk stratification, physiological and metabolic responses to exercise and injury prevention in healthy individuals and in individuals associated with chronic disease.
  3. The student will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities of selecting appropriate assessment and training modalities according to the functional capacity of the individual.
  4. Prepare the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with the nutritional aspects of wellness and human performance required of the entry-level practitioner in the Exercise Science field.
  5. Prepare the student with the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with understanding administration and professional development required of the entry-level Exercise Science practitioner.
Critical Thinking Skills are assessed at the college and department levels through essays, exams, and other projects completed in the following courses:
  1. The direct measure used to gauge acquisition of student learning outcome (SLO) number one from above is the midterm and/or final examination taken in the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4311C Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning, APK 4137 Exercise and Sport Physiology and APK4137L Exercise and Sport Physiology Lab.
  2. The indirect measure used to gauge acquisition of SLO #1 is the undergraduate survey that the students complete during the semester they graduate: “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of fundamental exercise physiology principles that underlie performance of physical activities and exercise?”
  3. The direct measure used to gauge acquisition of the SLO #2 is the midterm and/or final examination taken for the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK4110L Applied Exercise Physiology, APK 4120 Clinical Exercise Physiology and PET 3627C Care and Prevention of HP Injuries.
  4. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #2 is the undergraduate survey question that students complete during the semester they graduate:  “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of the exercise risk stratification process, physiological and metabolic responses to exercise and injury prevention in healthy individuals and in individuals associated with chronic disease?”
  5. The direct instrument used to gauge acquisition of SLO #3 is the midterm and/or final examination taken for the following courses:  APK 3125 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription, APK 3125L Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab, APK 4113C Advanced Methods of Strength and Conditioning, APK 4120C Clinical Exercise Physiology, and APK 4110L Applied Exercise Physiology.
  6. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #3 is the undergraduate survey that the students take during the semester they graduate:  “Did the program prepare you in the knowledge, skills and abilities of selecting appropriate assessments and training modalities according to the functional capacity of the individual?”
  7. The direct measures used to gauge acquisition of SLO #4 are the Midterm and Final Exams taken in the following courses:  APK 4123 Human Performance and Energy Supplies, and APK 3312 Pharmacology and Ergogenic Aids.
  8. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #4 is the undergraduate senior exit survey question that the students complete during the semester they graduate:  “How well were you prepared by the FGCU Exercise Science program in the following subject areas: Nutritional Aspects of Health and Performance?”
  9. The direct measures used to gauge acquisition of SLO #5 are the Midterm, Final Exams and Senior Level Project completed in the following courses ATR 3512 Athletic Health Care Administration and APK 4930 Preparation for Entering and Growing in Profession.
  10. The indirect measurement used to gauge acquisition of SLO #5 is the undergraduate senior exit survey that the students complete during the semester they graduate: “How well were you prepared by the FGCU Exercise Science program in the following subject areas: Ethics and Legal Issues and Professional Development?”