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									HSU Academic Department Report – Kinesiology & Recreation Admin
December 30, 2008 - Program Prioritization

I. Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration History, Mission, and Goals
    The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration (KRA) offers two undergraduate,
    and one graduate degree programs: a B. S. in Kinesiology, a M. S. in Kinesiology, and a B. A. in
    Recreation Administration. Undergraduate Kinesiology students can choose from four options:
    Exercise Science, Teaching/coaching, Pre-physical Therapy, and Athletic Training Education.
    Students seeking a MS in Kinesiology choose either Exercise Science or Teaching/Coaching with
    research as the focus. Recreation Administration students seeking a B.A. choose from four option
    areas: Tourism, Outdoor Adventure Education, Community and Youth Recreation, and a Self-
    Designed option. Recreation Administration students also complete a minor or minor field of study
    in business administration. The KRA Department offers four minors: Kinesiology, Health Education,
    Scientific Diving, and Recreation Administration. In addition, students can complete an online
    (asynchronous) Certificate in Exercise Nutrition. In addition to its academic programs, the
    Department offers physical activity classes, Intramurals, and Club Sports.
    MISSION: The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration has both an academic
    and service mission. The academic mission is to prepare professionals for leadership in the study
    and promotion of physical activity for health, performance and quality of life. The service mission is
    to promote and create an appreciation for life-long health and fitness through physical activity.
    GOALS: The Department is committed to providing a variety of programs that reflect the broader
    goals of the College of Professional Studies and Humboldt State University.

    1. To offer students the opportunity to learn the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective educational
    principles, application, administration of health, fitness, and recreation program through theory and
    activity courses, intramural and club sports, and practica and internships. (Vision #1, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    2. To instill in Humboldt graduates the qualities of lifelong health, fitness and activity. (HSU
    Vision #1, 2, 4, 5, 8)
    3. To prepare graduates to continue their education at the next level and/or pursue careers in a
    variety of health, fitness, and recreation related areas. (Vision #5, 7)
    4.   To assist university and community groups in developing programs in health, physical
    education and recreation studies. (Vision #1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8)
    5. To promote health and fitness to students and Humboldt State University employees. (Vision #1,
    8)
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    6.   To assist faculty members in professional development activities including in-service and travel
    to professional meetings. (Vision 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
    7.   To provide pre-service and in-service education programs for public school teachers. (Vision 1,
    4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

    HISTORY: Physical Education has been an integral part of the Humboldt State University
    curriculum since 1915 when Physical Education was taught in the Teacher Training Department of
    the School. In 1980 the Humboldt State University Long Range Planning document noted physical
    education was “deemed central to the mission of the university.” The Department name was
    changed to Kinesiology and Recreation Administration in AY 2007/2008, to reflect the current
    changes in the curriculum and emphases. In 2001, the administration of Athletics was transferred
    from Academic Affairs to Student Affairs resulting in serious budget consequences for the
    department. For example, the budgetary allotment for Graduate Assistants was transferred to
    Athletics which reduced our ability to hire GA/TA’s. The number of positions went from 7
    GA/TA’s in AY 2002-2003 to 2 in AY 2006/2007 (please note data in the table is incorrect). The
    Athletic Training Education option was awarded initial accreditation by the Commission on
    Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) on September 10, 2004. In July
    2006, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) assumed the
    responsibility. In the spring of 2008, the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) was formally
    suspended with a two year phase-out period beginning in the fall semester of 2008. The major factor
    in the suspension was the concern regarding the future growth potential due to the lack of sufficient
    supervised practicum experiences required for students to complete the degree. It was agreed that
    the ATEP program would be reviewed during the prioritization process before a decision on
    elimination is finalized.

    The Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Administration, through the mission and goals
    identified in this document, and as evidenced through a challenging curriculum, developed and
    nurtured by a committed faculty, is dedicated to meet the intent and spirit of the vision of Humboldt
    State University. These programs are presented for review through the prioritization process.
    Kinesiology: B. S. with four options, the M. S., and the health education minor. Recreation
    Administration: B. A. with four options and two minors, the Recreation Administration minor and
    the Scientific Diving minor.



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II. Departmental Faculty and Staff (The data provided for this prioritization is incorrect. The correct
    totals are listed below each column.)


    Kinesiology & Recreation Admin Dept Instructors -- AY Average Count of Appointments
                                  facpos_KRA report generated: 22-FEB-08
                                    AY            AY           AY           AY           AY           AY
       Appt Category               02/03         03/04        04/05        05/06        06/07        07/08
Coach                                       18            1            2            0            0            0
Grad Assist                                  2            0            0            0            0            0
Lecturer                                    19           18           18           19           22           18
Assist Prof                                  3            3            2            1            1            0
Assoc Prof                                   1            1            1            3            3            5
Professor                                    8            8            7            6            5            4
Teach Assoc                                  5            5            3            2            0            0
Volunteer                                   17           17           18           13           14           16
              Total               71         52        50        44          43                       42
                                  (57)      (55)      (60)      (48)        (46)                      (45)
                Kinesiology & Recreation Admin AY average FTEF (time base totals)
                                  facpos_KRA report generated: 22-FEB-08
                                    AY             AY        AY              AY           AY          AY
       Appt Category               02/03          03/04     04/05           05/06        06/07       07/08
Coach                                 15.70           1.00      1.09             .00          .00         .00
Grad Assist                            1.25            .00       .00             .00          .00         .00
Lecturer                               7.44           6.33      6.52            8.79         9.65        6.56
Assist Prof                            3.00           3.00      2.00            1.00         1.00         .00
Assoc Prof                              .50            .50      1.00            3.00         2.50        4.50
Professor                              7.50           7.00      6.00            5.75         4.02        4.00
Teach Assoc                            1.13           1.25       .63             .50          .00         .00
Volunteer                              2.92           3.54      3.36            2.74          .55         .47
              Total                39.43          22.62     20.60           21.78        17.71       15.52
                                  (28.97)        (25.62)   (24.88)         (22.66)      (20.72)      (17.42)

Our tradition of excellence in teaching continues even though the last six years has shown a dramatic
change in faculty. The correct KRA numbers in the above tables are listed at the base of each column.
The incorrect numbers reflect coaches who no longer teach in the KRA Department. As the numbers
illustrate, KRA had a significant drop in FTEF from a high of 28.97 in 02/03 to the current low of 17.42
in 07/08. Our FTEF decreased in 03/04 because two full-time faculty entered the FERP program
(Professors Kelly and Siler) and Professors Nelson and Warner retired. The FTEF continued to decline
from 04/05 through 07/08 to a low of 17.42 FTEF because of other retirements (Professor Simmons and

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Cannon), the resignation of Clay Brown in 05/06, and Professor Susan MacConnie left the department to
serve as the Interim Associate Dean for the College of Professional Studies. The 08/09 FTEF include
seven new professors that have been hired over the last 8 years to replace retirements: Professors
Koesterer, Braithwaite, Riordan, Manos, Kontos, Ortega, and Marsh.


It appears that we’ve had a drop in volunteer faculty because of the new reporting policy of the FAD.
As mentioned earlier, the money to fund GA/TA positions was transferred to Athletics in 2001. In
02/03 the Department had 5.75 GA/TA’s which dropped to a low of 1.1 in 05/06 to the current 1.3 in
07/08.


                Kinesiology & Recreation Admin department release/assigned time
                                  facpos_KRA report generated: 22-FEB-08
                                                    AY      AY      AY      AY      AY      AY
           Assignment Description                  02/03   03/04   04/05   05/06   06/07   07/08
Excess Enrollment (=>75)                               .00     .00     .06     .06     .03     .13
New Preparations                                       .00     .00     .00     .20     .28     .00
Special Instr Programs                                 .23     .13     .06     .03     .00     .00
Instr Experimt Innov/Research                          .00     .00     .00     .00     .10     .00
Instr-Related Services                                 .40     .46     .27     .37     .20     .00
Advising Responsibilities                              .13     .13     .13     .13     .07     .00
Instr-Related Comm Assignmts                           .93    1.46     .93     .53     .20     .20
Curricular Planning or Studies                         .00     .09     .00     .00     .10     .00
Accrediation Responsibilities                          .00     .00     .00     .00     .10     .00
Calif Faculty Assoc Activities                         .10     .10     .00     .00     .00     .00
Dept Chair AY, Leaders/Dir.                            .43     .43     .42     .50    1.22    1.56
Dept Chair - 12mo                                      .43     .43     .42     .40     .40     .40
Other State Funds                                      .00     .00     .00     .46     .00     .00
                     Total                          2.65    3.23    2.28    2.68    2.69    2.29
                                                   (2.75) (3.0)
KRA didn’t have classes larger than 72 students until the 04/05 when they began receiving assigned
time for excess enrollment. Assigned time has also been given to new faculty for new preparations,
Program Leader for ATEP, Directors of our laboratories, CFA activities, Academic Senate Chair, and
Graduate Coordinator.


Overall, 80% of our courses are taught by part-time faculty, volunteers, and coaches. Eighty-two (82%)
percent of part-time faculty teach two or fewer courses (50% teach only one). Eighty-two (82%) percent
spend 9.9 hours or less per week teaching. We are fortunate to have talented, well-trained, faculty in the
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area who can teach part-time courses for the Department allowing us to continue to provide a rigorous
and rich curriculum within the budgetary constraints.
The following lists the faculty who have been appointed at least 0.5 FTE and describes their specialty
and key contributions.

Personnel (At least .5 FTE)
 Name                Position       Description of Specialty and Key Contributions
                                    (no more than 100 words per person)
    Richard Alvarez   Dive Safety   Dive Safety Officer and Lecturer in the Scientific Dive Minor
                      Officer       The DSO ensures the safety of divers operating under the auspices of
                                    HSU. He has the operational authority for this program, including
                                    the conduct of training and certification, maintenance of the
                                    University dive equipment, compressor system, and diving records,
                                    approves all dive plans, and ensures compliance with the standard
                                    and relevant regulations of the membership organization. He serves
                                    as a member of the institution's Diving Control Board and is
                                    responsible for the conduct of the scientific diving program and
                                    teaches Scientific Diving, Leadership Diving, Advanced Scuba,
                                    Rescue Diver, and D.A.N. Oxygen Provider Certification.
    Dr. Rock          Associate     Physical Education Pedagogy
    Braithwaite       Professor     Coordinator and advisor of the teaching/coaching option in
                                    Kinesiology. Teaches core courses in the undergraduate and graduate
                                    curriculums. Actively involved in research regarding the study of
                                    psychological and sociological outcomes (behavior & learning)
                                    during teacher/student interactions in the teaching/learning
                                    environment. Professional development service provider for K-12
                                    schools and teachers at the local, regional, and national levels.
                                    Consultant for the California Commission for Teacher Credentialing
                                    and National Evaluation Systems. Board of Directors for state and
                                    national associations for health and physical education.

    Matt Davey        Lecturer A    Athletic Training Education Supervision

                                    Matt Davey supervises Athletic Training Education students in the
                                    practicum classes. He receives assigned time for supervising

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                                  students in the classroom, at the intercollegiate sporting events, and
                                  in the training room. This supervision is required by NATA
                                  Commission on Accreditation. *Note: this is a one semester
                                  assignment only to replace David Kinzer during his FERP.
    Marilyn Hoover   AA/S         Kinesiology and Recreation Administration Administrative
                                  Analyst/Specialist
                                  Provides administrative and analytical support to the Department and
                                  17.4 FTEF, particularly in the areas of personnel, curriculum and
                                  class scheduling. Her duties include developing and maintaining
                                  personnel budget tracking and reporting, independently prepares
                                  class schedules for the Chair’s review, develops reports to monitor
                                  FTE production, provides overall administrative support to search
                                  committees, independently prepares appointment, separation,
                                  departure documents for faculty, staff, technical support, graduate
                                  assistants and volunteers, assists with personnel evaluations, assists
                                  the curriculum committee in preparing course proposals, and
                                  supervises the Administrative Support Assistant.

    Patrick Hyland   Lecturer B   Exercise Science and Health Education

                                  Teaches a GE health course HED 400 and School Health Programs
                                  HED 405/705, plus teaches in the exercise science option of
                                  Kinesiology: Exercise Testing, Exercise Prescription, and Concepts
                                  of Teaching Fitness. Pat also supervises Exercise Science students in
                                  the Human Performance Lab in their Directed Field Experience
                                  coursework and manages the Healthy U program for HSU faculty
                                  and staff.
    Kristen Ince     Lecturer A   Physical Education

                                  Teaches between 7 to 10 WTU in Physical Education activity classes
                                  including Step Aerobics, Stretch and Relaxation, and Yoga.

    Lisa Jennings    Lecturer L   Physical Education

                                  Lisa teaches seven sections (9 WTU) of Pilates in the Physical

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                               Education activity coursework.

    David Kinzer   FERP        Athletic Training Education Program

                               During his FERP, David teaches Techniques of Athletic Training and
                               Athletic Training Practicum. He also supervises students in the
                               Athletic Training room, serves on the IUPC and is the advisor for 79
                               Pre-Physical Therapy students.
    Thomas K.      Associate   Athletic Training Education Program and Exercise Science
    Koesterer      Professor   Teaches courses in Athletic Training, Anatomy, Senior Seminar and
                               Exercise Physiology. Director of the Athletic Training Education
                               Program. Committee involvement includes: University Budget
                               Committee, Faculty Affairs Committee, Office of Academic Affairs
                               Space Committee, Athletics Compliance Committee, College
                               Curriculum Committee, Kinesiology and Athletics Building
                               Committee, and multiple search committees for faculty, coach, and
                               administrator position. Maintains a collaborative manuscript writing
                               relationship with Dr. Uwe Hoffmann of the Deutsche Sport
                               Hochschule, Köln (German Sports University, Cologne) in the area
                               of control of breathing and aerospace physiology. Volunteers
                               Athletic Training services to area high schools.

    Dr. Anthony    Associate   Sport and Exercise Psychology and Motor
    Kontos         Professor   Development/Learning

                               Teaches courses in sport and exercise psychology, motor
                               learning/development, senior seminar, graduate research methods.
                               Directs the Sport Concussion testing and research programs at HSU,
                               CR, and local area high schools; and the Kinesiology Undergraduate
                               Colloquium; and advises the Kinesiology Student Club. Research
                               includes sport concussion, psychology of injury, and multicultural
                               sport/exercise psychology. Has published 30 professional, peer-
                               reviewed articles/chapters and delivered nearly 50 professional, peer-
                               reviewed presentations. Is a current member of the American


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                                 Psychological Association- Division 47 (Sport and Exercise
                                 Psychology) and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and
                                 reviewer for eight professional journals.
    Dr. Tina Manos   Associate   Exercise Science and Health and Wellness; Graduate
                     Professor   Coordinator for MS in Kinesiology

                                 She is the Academic advisor for the Exercise Science option the
                                 Health Education minor. She is the Graduate Coordinator, teaches
                                 undergraduate/graduate coursework, and supervises master’s theses.
                                 Serve the University Educational Policies Committee. Certified
                                 Strength and Conditioning Specialist, NSCA; Certified Health
                                 Education Specialist, NCHES; Certified Exercise Specialist, ACSM.
                                 Partner/liaison to units within the Humboldt County Department of
                                 Health and Human Services, the Redwood Community Action
                                 Agency, City of Arcata Public Works. Research areas: effects of
                                 bicycle commuting on coronary artery disease risk,
                                 physiologic/fitness correlates of performance and health/fitness
                                 effects of Tai Chi Chuan and yoga.

    Dr. Paul Marsh   Assistant   Outdoor Adventure Recreation
                     Professor
                                 Paul Marsh has extensive practical and teaching experience in
                                 management and leadership: experience includes Outward Bound
                                 Canada and the Outdoor Leadership programs at Indiana University
                                 and Springfield College, Massachusetts. Paul leads the Outdoor
                                 Adventure focus in Recreation Administration. His teaching areas
                                 include Foundations in Recreation, Leisure Programming, Advanced
                                 Adventure Skills Leadership, Adventure Theory and Practice, Camp
                                 Management, and Adventure Outfitting. Dr. Marsh is a member of
                                 the Humboldt Area Adventure Professionals group, serves as an
                                 advisor with the HSU Canyons Fun Group and the Common
                                 Adventure Club. Paul also directs summer staff training at YMCA
                                 Camp Eberhart.



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    Dr. Kathy D.      Full         Nutrition and Chair of KRA
    Munoz             Professor
                                   Chair of the KRA Department. Teaches courses in nutrition, exercise
                                   nutrition, health education across the lifespan, and graduate level
                                   research, statistics, and exercise nutrition. Dr. Munoz has conducted
                                   and published research in peer-reviewed exercise nutrition, weight
                                   management, and asynchronous learning; she is a service provider of
                                   professional development to K-6 teachers in Northern California
                                   including publishing four nutrition curriculum books. She is writing
                                   majors’ nutrition textbook to be published in 2009 by Pearson
                                   Publishing. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association,
                                   and Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists (SCAN) and is
                                   a Registered Dietitian.

    Jeff O’Connor     Lecturer C   Dance Lecturer

                                   Jeff O'Connor teaches a variety dance classes including Latin, Tap,
                                   Swing, Social, Vintage, Folk, Country Western, Mexican Folkloric
                                   dance, and Concepts of Teaching Dance. He has taught dance in
                                   Japan, Hong Kong, Brazil, and western Europe. Jeff directed the
                                   Golden State Cloggers, North Country Folk Ensemble of Humboldt
                                   County, and the Ballet Folklorico de Humboldt and the Mendocino
                                   Folklore dance conference, and Barátság Hungarian Dance and
                                   Music Conference. Jeff was awarded the prestigious Hungarian
                                   Cultural award for the preservation of Hungarian music and dance
                                   presented by the "Magyarok Világszövetsége Elnökségétöl" in
                                   Hungary.


    Dr. Justus Ortega Assistant    Biomechanics
                      Professor
                                   Dr. Ortega is an active research faculty with a focus on the
                                   fundamental principles that underlie the physiology and
                                   biomechanics of human locomotion as well as the application of
                                   these principles to improve human health. Dr. Ortega is the director
                                   of the biomechanics lab where he and his students conduct novel

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                                  research that explores the neural control, biomechanics and
                                  energetics of human locomotion. The biomechanics lab also provides
                                  Humboldt State University and its surrounding communities with
                                  health and performance related biomechanical testing and evaluation.
                                  Dr. Ortega teaches Motor Learning and Development, Structural
                                  Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Neuromechanics.

    Dr. Craig        Associate    Director of Recreation Administration and Tourism
    Riordan          Professor
                                  Dr. Riordan teaches Recreation Leadership, Organization,
                                  Administration, Facility Planning, Legal and Financial Aspects of
                                  Recreation, Tourism Planning and Development, Geotourism, Travel
                                  Management, and professional development. He supervises
                                  internships and is the advisor for Recreation Administration majors
                                  and the HSU Recreation Common Adventure and slack-line clubs.
                                  He serves on the Board of Directors of the Humboldt County
                                  Convention and Visitors Bureau, and is an advisor with the National
                                  Park Service. Dr. Riordan is an active researcher in tourism
                                  development, the effects of books and movies on local tourism, and
                                  national park history and management.

    Deidra Scott     Lecturer B   Athletic Training Education Supervision

                                  Deidra teaches CPR and various courses in Athletic Training
                                  Education including Evaluation of Athletic Injuries, Practicum and
                                  Sports Injury Taping Techniques. She receives assigned time for
                                  supervising students in the classroom, at the intercollegiate sporting
                                  events, and in the training room. This supervision is required by
                                  NATA Commission on Accreditation.
    Dr. Richard A.   Full         Society of Sport and Health Education
    Stull            Professor
                                  Dr. Stull teaches undergraduate Kinesiology courses including
                                  Foundations of Physical Education, HED 400 Sound Body, Sound
                                  Mind, Sport in Society, and Tai Chi Chuan, and a graduate level
                                  course, Issues in American Sport and Culture. Dr. Stull serves as

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                                      chair and committee member for theses and is a poet and writer. He
                                      has published several kinesiology based short stories including The
                                      Existential Professor: In Search of the Suburban Tao, and Jazz Noir,
                                      Body Shots published in the Aethlon: Journal of Sport Literature. He
                                      is completing the second in his trilogy of eco-sports mystery novellas
                                      entitled Finding Roberto Duran. His third novella, The Scholar and
                                      Gentleman Jim Corbett is scheduled for 2009.
    Rebecca Webb       ASCI           Administrative Support Coordinator I

                                      Rebecca Webb is responsible for maintaining the Department’s fiscal
                                      and budgetary records for Operating Expenses (OE), purchasing
                                      equipment and maintaining supply inventory, supporting the clerical
                                      and administrative activities of the department including student
                                      assistant payroll, completion of travel forms, and the distribution of
                                      faculty and staff mail. Approximately 45 percent of her job is
                                      facilities scheduling for Forbes Complex, the event fields, and the
                                      K&A building.


III. Recruitment and Retention

A. Recruitment: Faculty from the Department attend College Fairs to recruit both undergraduate and
      graduate students. A newly designed website was created during AY 2006-2007 as a recruitment
      tool to reach those students who search for schools using the internet. New print brochures were
      created for each of the option areas within Kinesiology along with a separate brochure for the
      Master’s program. The Kinesiology faculty work closely with local high schools and College of the
      Redwoods to recruit high school seniors and transfer students. We maintain strong relationships
      with our graduates, especially those who live locally, many of whom are coaches at CR and teachers
      at local high schools. The Department works directly with Athletics scheduling personal meetings
      during campus visits with new recruits to discuss our academic programs.


      Faculty have actively recruited graduate students to the MS program at conferences including the
      American Psychological Association, Applied Sport Psychology, AAPHERD, and the National
      Athletic Training Association. In addition, the website has a link for students to easily request more
      information. This is followed up by a personal letter from the Graduate Coordinator, a packet of
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    information is sent through the mail, and a follow-up email. This process has been successful in
    generating interest in our program. Since 2003, we have received 116 applications to the MS
    program.


    The new $44 million kinesiology building will be a major recruiting tool for students and new
    faculty. The three laboratories in the new building are state-of-the-art facilities which are better
    equipped than comparable CSU Kinesiology labs.


    Our recruiting efforts have been effective. The overall headcount in Kinesiology has increased 66%
    from 166 majors in 00/01 to 276 majors this fall (08/09). The pattern is similar for Recreation
    Administration. The overall headcount has increased 69% from 55 majors in 03/04 to 93 in 08/09.


    While our majors are still mostly Caucasian (53%), our efforts to attract a more diverse student body
    have been somewhat successful. Currently, our majors are 15% Hispanics, 7% Black, 3% Native
    American, and 2% Pacific Islander.


    B. Retention: We created a 7 unit FIG (Freshman Interest Group) called Introduction to Human
    Performance as a means of improving retention of our freshman students. This fall, our FIG was the
    only HSU FIG to reach its enrollment targets. FIGs improve student satisfaction and have been
    shown to increase retention of freshman students.  The Foundation course within the FIG prepares
    students to succeed in the major.


    Our faculty provide individual academic advising each semester that often averages 30 minutes per
    session. We’ve established a strong social networking through student clubs holding social events
    and an end-of-the year social event with students and their parents. The Intramural and Recreational
    Sports programs provide a social outlet coupled with physical activity to improve retention and meet
    the Department’s mission. This effort encourages student participation especially amongst diverse
    students who may be hesitant to reach out to their peers.

IV. Learning, Curriculum, and Assessment.

    A. Learning Outcomes for the B.S. in Kinesiology



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    GOAL I - PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS: Students should meet the standards, ethics, and
    expectations of the profession.
    Outcome 1.1 Students demonstrate ability to integrate multidisciplinary knowledge bases of
                      Kinesiology in an applied problem solving context.

    Outcome 1.2 Students should be prepared to engage in professionally supervised field experiences
                      and/or occupational settings.

    Outcome 1.3 Students should be prepared to engage in informed dialogue with diverse professional
                      and lay communities regarding kinesiological and health principles and practices.

    Outcome 1.4 Students demonstrate knowledge and skills of professional standards and ethics.


    GOAL II – TECHNOLOGY INSTRUMENTS FOR ASSESSMENT & SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY:
    Students demonstrate the ability to select and apply appropriate technologies in support of scientific
    inquiry, qualitative and quantitative assessment, and professional practice in movement and health
    related fields.
    Outcome 2.1 Students acquire knowledge and skills of technological instruments/programs that
                      facilitate assessment and scientific inquiry.
    Outcome 2.2 Students demonstrate the ability to organize, analyze, interpret, and present
                      professional literature and assessment data.
    Outcome 2.3 Students demonstrate the ability to select and administer appropriate assessment
                      technologies/techniques.
    Outcome 2.4 Students will be able to apply the principles of test construction to design and
                      implement qualitative and quantitative assessment tools.

    GOAL III - THEORETICAL UNDERPINNING AND HUMAN MOVEMENT: Students will
    understand and apply Kinesiological and health theories to human movement and well-being as they
    occur across the life span within diverse populations and under a variety of environmental
    conditions.
    Outcome 3.1 Students understand how motor skills and healthy living practices are acquired and
                      refined, and how health and fitness is achieved and maintained across the life span
                      and within diverse populations.



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    Outcome 3.2 Students understand the relationship among movement skills, conditioning and
                   training, health and well-being, and nutrition across the life span and under a variety
                   of environmental and personally unique experiences.
    Outcome 3.3 Students will be able to apply concepts/constructs from the theoretical literature.
    Outcome 3.4 Students understand biological and physical, social and behavioral, historical, and
                   philosophical concepts of health and human movement.

    GOAL IV – HEALTH, MOTOR SKILLS, AND FITNESS ACTIVITY KNOWLEDGE AND
    APPLICATION: Students apply principles of health and kinesiology to enhance motor skill,
    physical activity, and fitness in a variety of populations and conditions.
    Outcome 4.1 Students demonstrate knowledge of and skill in health and performance related motor
                   skills and fitness activities.
    Outcome 4.2 Students know and apply safety principles and appropriate practices (e.g., risk
                   management) in health and fitness.
    Outcome 4.3 Students demonstrate knowledge of legal and financial aspects of their professional
                   practice

    GOAL V – DIVERSITY: Students will acquire and demonstrate the knowledge and ability to serve
    diverse populations in a wide variety of settings.
    Outcome 5.1 Students will identify the challenges related to serving the needs of individuals and
                   groups differing in physical ability, cognitive ability, and from diverse socio-
                   economic and cultural backgrounds.
    Outcome 5.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement programs for diverse
                   groups and individuals.


    Assessment to Date:

    The assessment of Goal #3, Theoretical Underpinning and Human Movement, began in 2007. Data
    was collected in KINS 492 Senior Seminar for three semesters using a test that assessed knowledge
    of the core content in kinesiology. The data is being analyzed by a team of three faculty this
    semester (Fall 2008). An entrance exam is currently being developed that will be administered
    spring semester 2009 in KINS 165 Foundations in Kinesiology. The comparison between incoming
    students collected with this entrance exam will be compared to the exit exam during their final


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    semester. The faculty are discussing a tool to assess students and their writing scientific writing
    skills.
    B. Learning Outcomes for the Master of Science in Kinesiology
    The mission of the master’s program is to offer a program of study designed to generate, apply, and
    disseminate knowledge in human movement and to enhance professional competency in an
    environment that stimulates a spirit of inquiry based on high academic standards and the personal
    and professional development of our students. Based on this mission, we expect our students upon
    graduation to:
    Outcome 1. Demonstrate a mastery of knowledge, methodology, and techniques unique to
                 kinesiology and the study of human movement
    Outcome 2. Critically evaluate scholarship in kinesiology.
    Outcome 3. Develop written and oral communication skills at a high level of proficiency in
                 kinesiology.
    The assessment of all three outcomes is based on the completion of a written thesis after students
    have advanced to candidacy during their second year in the program. The thesis requires that
    students demonstrate a mastery of knowledge as evidenced by their final project. They must also
    defend their thesis final product in an oral presentation. The written product is the tool we use to
    assess these outcomes. In the past eight years, 62 students have completed the requirements
    including the thesis at a rate of approximately 8 per year.
     
    C. Learning Outcomes for the B.A. in Recreation Administration
GOAL I –IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THE PROFESSIONAL FIELD 

Outcome 1.1 Students will demonstrate knowledge of the different fields and opportunities in the
              recreation, tourism, and leisure services industries.
Outcome 1.2 Students will articulate and explain the social, cultural, economic, and environmental
              benefits and impacts of recreation, tourism, and leisure services.
Outcome 1.3 Students will define theories of recreation, leisure, and play in a professional context.
Outcome 1.4 Students will identify future trends and the impacts of trends on recreation, tourism, and/or
              leisure services and on professionals and participants.

GOAL II – IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF THEORIES, STYLES, AND PHILOSOPHIES

Outcome 2.1 Students will learn and apply the leadership theories, models, and approaches that reflect
              their personal leadership philosophy and style
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Outcome 2.2 Students will learn programming theories, styles, and approaches and apply them field
             settings.
Outcome 2.3 Students will learn and apply the management and administrative practices of risk
             management and legal procedures; fiscal management and budget development and
             implementation: personnel policies and procedures; and facility planning and operations.

GOAL III – KNOWLEDGE AND APPLICATION: DIVERSITY

Outcome 3.1 Students will demonstrate conceptual knowledge of the challenges, needs, and
             opportunities of individuals and groups of differing physical ability, cognitive ability, and
             from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Outcome 3.2 Students will demonstrate the ability to develop and implement programs for diverse
             groups and individuals. Students will apply therapeutic programming models.

GOAL IV APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE IN PROFESSIONAL SETTINGS

Outcome 4.1 Students will successfully apply their knowledge and skills in a variety of service-learning
             and experiential education assignments throughout the recreation administration program.

Outcome 4.2 Students will successfully apply their knowledge in a professional setting.

Assessment To Date: An assessment tool is in the development phase this semester. The assessment
data will be collected at the end of the semester and spring semester in Senior Seminar and analyzed in
the summer. The faculty will use this data to enhance the curriculum.




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