Program Review

Mission Statement

The Westmont College Kinesiology (KNS) Department celebrates the whole person by focusing on an integrated, scientific approach to the study of the ability of the human mind and body to create and understand movement.  Embedded within this mission statement is the understanding that the mind, body and spirit are inseparable.  The health of the body impacts our intellectual abilities and our preparedness to worship our Creator.  Westmont College has entrusted our department with the responsibility and privilege to assist students in their personal and pre-professional journey to discover, celebrate, execute and communicate these interactions. 

Program Learning Outcomes

As a result of what they have learned in their kinesiology program, graduates in kinesiology will be able to do the following:

1. Students will be able to articulate a clear set of personal and professional goals by the completion of their senior year.

2.  Students will include a sociopolitical perspective into their analysis of human disability.

3.  Upon completion of the Kinesiology major, students will be equipped to gain admission to a graduate program in the allied health sciences or to medical school or gain certification in a professional organization.

4.  Students will be able to describe human movement from an anatomical and biomechanical perspective.

5.  KNS majors will demonstrate competent public presentation and teaching skills.

Program Review Resources

Curriculum Map A curriculum map is a visual representation of the structure of program curriculum. The map charts program courses, syllabi, and assessments as they relate to the intended program learning outcomes. In other words, a curriculum map is the intellectual linkage that presents twenty plus courses as a story of learning.

Multi-Year Assessment Plan A multi-year assessment plan shows what program learning outcomes will be assessed in what years.

Annual and Six-Year Reports

2014, 2013, 2012, 2011 (6-year), 2010, 2009