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Exercise Science, BS

Student Outcomes

Assessment of Student Outcomes

Outcome ES-B Critical Thinking

Students know the physiological basis of the acute and chronic changes associated with exercise.
Objective 1 Students can describe and identify the acute changes in metabolic, cardiovascular and neuromuscular systems as a result of aerobic, anaerobic and resistance training.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
These findings are similar to past cycle of assessment. The questions for this assessment were taken from questions used on the American College of Sports Medicine certification exam (Exercise Physiologist). The exam has a pass rate of around 50%. These results show that our student retain only average amounts of information in relation to passing the certification exam and fall short of target (80%). There is only slight distinction between CES and HFI students retention (4%) despite the CES students having much greater preparation in anatomy, physiology, and chemistry. It is encouraging to note that scores did not diminish over the 2 year span between MOV 304 and MOV 495, showing that retention scores did not drop over time. However, the breadth of content knowledge on this measure did not improve.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students scored 52% on this measure, which was far below the target but still an improvement over 2017 data. This suggests that students may still not be learning the material to the level that we would like, but also suggests that we may be setting the target at an unreasonable level.

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The scope of this measure is somewhat limited to exercise testing. Responses to exercise testing involves greater critical thinking regarding the changes of multiple variables during exercise testing. These results are similar to past reporting cycle. Furthermore, scores are similar to pass rates on the certification exam (46%). CES students score noticeably higher than HFI students (10%).

Objective 6 Students can describe the chronic adaptations that occur in the cardiovascular, metabolic and neuromuscular systems as a result of exercise conditioning.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
The scores are slightly lower than last reporting cycle, but are above averages seen on certification exam pass rates. These scores are also below our target score.

Measure 2

2020 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Progress is being made with 64% but we are still short of the goal.

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
We are in process of creating/submitting a New Curriculum package and our Assessment will change to match the new direction. Therefore we did not assess this during the current cycle.

Outcome ES-D Information Literacy

Students can identify anatomical structures, movement terminology, and muscle function concepts when analyzing human movement.
Objective 1 Students can identify appropriate movement terminology, origins/insertions, and skeletal articulations related to human movement.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Students improved slightly in their ability to retain knowledge of origins and insertions of major muscles.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Achieved
These were an improvement from last reporting period, meeting threshold.

Objective 2 Students can analyze and assess the dynamics of human movement.

Measure 1

2017 Status
Not Yet Achieved
These are an improvement since last reporting period, but still slightly below the threshold. The results show that, in general, students have an idea of the actions that major muscles of the body produce.

Measure 2

2017 Status
Achieved
These are an improvement from past report, and overall show that students do understand the type of contraction that occurs during various human movement.

Outcome ES-E Integration

Students can assess the health and fitness of individuals and provide appropriate exercise prescriptions.
Objective 3 Students can design appropriate individualized exercise prescriptions based on key rest and exercise data.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Not yet achieved.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Did not assess this current cycle.

Objective 4 Students can perform health exercise evaluations using a variety of modalities.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Achieved
Students are achieving competency in practical skills.

Measure 2

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
Not yet achieved.

Outcome ES-F Oral Communication

Students will demonstrate effective oral communication.
Objective 13 Students will demonstrate effective oral communication by developing content appropriate to the presentation.
Objective 14 Students will demonstrate effective oral communication in formal presentation skills.

Outcome ES-I Written Communication

Students will demonstrate effective written communication.
Objective 15 Students will develop content that is appropriate to a specific disciplinary or professional context, drawing upon relevant sources.

Measure 1

2018 Status
Not Yet Achieved
We have just created this Outcome and have not yet collected data on students.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 79% of the students in EXS 495 (103/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. The remaining students (28) received scores of 2. No students received a 1.

Objective 16 Students will organize written material to suit the purposes of the document and meet the needs of the intended audience.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 73% of the students in EXS 495 (95/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. Thirty-four students received of 2. Two students received a 1.

Objective 17 Students will express ideas using language that meets the need and expectations of the intended audience.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 69% of the students in EXS 495 (90/130) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. The remaining students (40) received scores of 2. No students received a 1.

Objective 18 Students will use conventions of grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, and citation appropriate to the specific writing situation.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 79% of the students in EXS 495 (104/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. Twenty six students received a score of 2. One student received a 1.

Outcome ES-J Collaboration

Students will work together and share the workload equitably to progress toward shared objectives learned through structured activities that occur over a significant period of time.
Objective 19 Students will use knowledge of group dynamics to select appropriate roles.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 78% of the students in EXS 495 (102/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. The remaining students (29) received scores of 2. No students received a 1.

Objective 20 Students will use knowledge of group management to create effective plans.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 82% of the students in EXS 495 (108/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. The remaining students (23) received scores of 2. No students received a 1.

Objective 21 Students will successfully follow the group's plan.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Not Yet Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 78% of the students in EXS 495 (102/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. The remaining students (29) received scores of 2. No students received a 1.

Objective 3 Students will assess contributions of self and others to the group dynamics.

Measure 2

2019 Status
Achieved
This was our first time assessing this outcome/objective. 82% of the students in EXS 495 (108/131) achieved a 3 on the Gen Ed Written Communication Rubric. The remaining students (23) received scores of 2. No students received a 1.