Program Review Kinesiology

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:

  • Scholarly Writing. Students will be able to read, interpret, understand, and apply knowledge of scholarly writing through a planned, systematic progression in the Kinesiology major, beginning in Foundations and culminating in Senior Capstone.
  • Career Preparation. Students will demonstrate career/vocational preparation competencies through a planned, systematic progression in the Kinesiology major by completing targeted competencies in the following classes: Foundations, Internship, Research, and Senior Capstone.
  • Societal and Community Engagement. Students will interact and actively engage with the local community in areas of holistic health.
  • Oral Communication. Students will be able to prepare and produce presentations appropriate to the academic discipline of Kinesiology.
  • Leadership. Students will evaluate their own personal leadership qualities and formulate a strategy for implementation of leadership strengths in academic and professional settings.

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
2023 (Six-Year Report) 2022 2021 2020 2019 2017 (Six-Year Report) 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 (Six-Year Report) 2010