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Assessment of Student Learning

In preparing students to face the important individual and societal wellness challenges and demands of tomorrow, the faculty of the School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation strives to provide the highest-quality undergraduate and graduate academic programs available in the nation. Assessment of student success is a formalized, ongoing, dynamic process that demonstrates accountability in the achievement of the school's academic mission. The assessment process helps students and professors judge the mastery of the learning outcomes that are specified in the school's assessment plan for each HPER academic program. In addition to knowledge of content, other outcomes assessed by faculty involve the student's skills in oral and written communication, analysis, critical thinking, judgment, problem solving, decision making, valuing, interaction, and leadership. The faculty values assessment as a basis for improvement of the curriculum, courses in the majors, and enhancement of the quality of teaching. The central test of teaching is learning.

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