Program Review Kinesiology
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
The links below lead to information about the department's most recent assessment of student learning relative to our 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:
- Research. Select majors will be able to read and interpret research and/or apply the scientific method.
- Exercise Evaluation. Majors will measure the body's ability to adapt to the stress of exercise. (This outcome will be assessed for the first time in Fall/Spring 2015-16.)
- Dietary Analysis. Majors will modify their diets to fall within the ADA (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) guidelines for healthy eating.
Program Review Resources
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.