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Student Learning Outcomes

Kinesiology - Athletic Training
Graduates of the Aquinas College Athletic Training Education Program will:
  • Attain a passing score on the athletic training BOC Inc. (Board of Certification Examination).
  • Employ the skills in which they have been found to be proficient in the prevention, examination, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of injuries of the physically active individual.
  • Utilize evidence based practice by: the selection of effective clinical practice skills; and reflecting on tools used to examine the quality of patient care.
  • Observe the NATA Code of Ethics, the BOC Standards of Professional Practice, any State laws governing the practice of athletic training, and all Integrity statements of any institution.
Kinesiology - Sport Management
Upon completion of the program students will:
  • Understand sport management theoretical concepts and their practical application.
  • Recognize the relationship between a career in sport management and service to others.
  • Develop critical and ethical thinking and decision making skills needed for entry level positions.
  • Demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge required for entry level positions in professional, educational, corporate, and community level sport, fitness and recreation programs.

Kinesiology - Physical Education

  • The first goal of the program is to prepare students to have the initial level of competence in physical education pedagogy to be able to obtain their first teaching position.
  • The second goal of the teacher preparation major is to prepare students to pass the state certification test for K-12 physical education.
  • The third goal of the program is that students will be physically educated persons
Kinesiology - Exercise Science

Objectives of the major include:

  • Provide the student with a thorough learning experience by incorporating classroom and practical experiences.
  • Incorporate in the student’s educational experience skills and knowledge needed for entry level positions in the exercise science-related position as a personal trainer, group exercise leader or exercise science program.
  • Develop critical thinking and clinical decision making skills needed for entry level positions.