Student Learning Outcomes
The Exercise Science (Pre-Med, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Physical Therapy) and Fitness Management and Personal Training majors in the Department of Physical Education at IUPUI align its curricular student learning outcomes with the framework of the American College of Sport Medicine (ACSM) Health Fitness Specialist (HFS) certification. The HFS is a degreed health and fitness professional qualified to pursue a career in university, corporate, commercial, hospital and community settings.
- Student will demonstrate an understanding of general principles of exercise science concepts.
- Student will demonstrate the ability to conduct health and fitness appraisals and clinical exercise testing.
- Student will demonstrate an understanding of electrocardiography, diagnostics, patient management, medications, pathophysiology and risk factors associated with exercise and clinical exercise testing.
- Student will demonstrate the ability to conduct exercise prescription and programming.
- Student should demonstrate an understanding of basic nutrition and weight management.
- Student should demonstrate an understanding of basic human behavior and counseling as it applies to strategies of enhancing exercise and health behaviors.
- Student will demonstrate an understanding of safety, injury prevention and emergency procedures.
- Student will demonstrate an understanding of program administration and outcomes assessment.
The Physical Education Teacher Preparation program in the Department of Physical Education at IUPUI aligns its curricular student learning outcomes with the framework of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; as such, the student learning outcomes are:
- Students apply discipline specific and theoretical concepts when developing physically educated individuals.
- Students demonstrate competent movement and health enhancing fitness skills.
- Students implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences to address the diverse needs of all students.
- Students use effective communication and pedagogical skills and strategies to enhance student engagement and learning.
- Students utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and make informed instructional decisions.
- Students demonstrate dispositions essential to becoming effective professionals.
The Sports Management program in the Department of Physical Education at IUPUI deals with the business side of the multibillion dollar sports industry. Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the various revenue streams and expenses in the sport management industries.
- Summarize the potential risks associated with managing an event, organization, stadium or other sports venue and recommend solutions to avoid the risk.
- Integrate and apply knowledge to analyze an industry issue and recommend solutions and/or strategies.
- Present a persuasive argument both in writing and orally.
- Describe the governance associated with the various sport management industries.
- Discuss the unique impact of sport on society.
Tourism, Conventions and Event Management
The Tourism, Conventions and Event Management program will lead to a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates are qualified to be employed in different segments of the tourism industry: research, destination development, adventure travel, festivals, events, travel management, entertainment, attractions, transportation, accommodations and/or food operations. Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to:
- Define, apply, analyze, and execute operational principles of tourism and event management.
- Perform effective oral and written communication skills.
- Address and analyze tourism sustainability and trends critically and reflectively.
- Work efficiently and productively with persons from different cultures and backgrounds.
- Demonstrate ethical behavior and leadership skills to solve issues in a tourism-related environment.
- Advance best practices in the tourism and event profession.
- Practice a sense of community and civic mindedness.
Last updated January 2012