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Strategic Planning and Planning
Below you will find GVSU Movement Science goals and objectives positioning the program, faculty and its students to be a center of excellence within the Movement Science discipline. Strategic plans and Assessments are evaluated on an annual basis and correlate with the following strategic plans:
The Department of Movement Science is a multidisciplinary unit where faculty and students critically examine and apply scientific, clinical, educational, and cultural aspects of sport and movement to promote healthy living across the lifespan.
The Movement Science Department aspires to be a center of excellence in the diverse study of sport and human movement. Faculty will adopt innovative teaching techniques, actively collaborate in scholarship, foster critical thinking and support experiential learning. With a dynamic, student-centered focus on success; faculty and students will excel as leaders in their profession.
The Department of Movement Science Values:
Innovative and Diverse Methods of Teaching - We promote multiple forms of content delivery through varied and innovative teaching techniques.
Collaborative Scholarly and Creative Activity - We recognize that scholarly creative work is a high impact activity for students, and value the interaction between faculty and students in pursuing this form of inquiry.
Physical Literacy - We value the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for a lifetime.
Diversity and Cultural Competency - We value diversity and inclusiveness in teaching, scholarship and service.
Inclusive Living-Learning Communities - We value the opportunity for students to live in a “shared” community that allows for greater faculty and peer interaction and increases opportunities for coordinated activities and resources in a socially and academically supportive residential living environment.
Experiential Learning - We promote experiential learning within our curricula. Students learn to apply knowledge by being immersed within the professional environment.
The Department of Movement Science offers 4 majors: (Exercise Science, Athletic Training, Physical Education, Sport Management), 1 minor (School Health Education), and a certificate program (Coaching Certificate). Exercise Science is comprised of two emphasis areas (Clinical Exercise Science and Health Fitness Instruction) and Physical Education is comprised of one emphasis areas (Physical Education K-12 professional instruction). The Department of Movement Science serves over 1400 major and minor students. Majors in our department account for 15% of the students enrolled in a CLAS undergraduate major. We are a multidisciplinary unit where faculty and students critically examine and apply scientific, clinical, educational, and cultural aspects of sport and movement to promote healthy living across the lifespan. Our 2016-2021 strategic plan includes goals and objectives positioning the department to be a center of excellence in the diverse study of sport and human movement. The Department has decided to systematically assess 1-2 SLOs across all programs as part of assessment practices. For the next cycle the Department has chosen to assess Collaboration and Written Communication.