The mission of the Department of Health, Wellness, and Sport (HWS) is to prepare students for careers in a variety of health, wellness & fitness programs, sport marketing & management, as well as graduate studies. The HWS Department offers four distinct programs of study: Bachelor of Science in both Wellness and Exercise Science (WES) and Pre-Professional Health Science (PPH); a Bachelor of Arts in both Sport Marketing and Management (SMM) and Public and Community Health (PCH) (PCH is available Fall 2013).
The HWS Department is committed to providing students with an instructional program of high quality that involves the discovery, interpretation, and application of knowledge related to the disciplines within the department. HWS is dedicated to providing an education that brings discipline to mind and body in the pursuit of knowledge and in the development of a healthy lifestyle. A central and unifying mission for the department is to promote the value of multidimensional wellness as a means of enhancing quality of life. In HWS, we provide experiences for students that will help them develop as whole persons who emerge as champions of wellness, and embrace life-long learning in a changing society.
Goal 1: To prepare students to become quality health, wellness and fitness professionals through the acquisition of knowledge pertaining to the general functioning of the human body and fitness assessment.(WES, PPH, Minor)
Goal 2: To develop an appreciation of the role of multidimensional wellness in the balance of life through fitness and wellness programs. (WES, Minor)
Goal 3: To expose students to health and wellness topics among diverse populations across the lifespan.(WES, PPH, PCH, minor)
Goal 4: To prepare students with a solid foundation in the principles of business, communication, economics, and legal knowledge as they relate to the discipline of sport marketing and management. (SMM)
Goal 5: To prepare students to become quality public and community health professionals through the acquisition of knowledge pertaining to the ecology and issues in public and community health. (PPH, PCH, minor)
Goal 6: To provide students with experiences that prepare them for various careers in health, wellness and sport professions, graduate/professional schools and lifelong learning where they incorporate the values and ethics of their profession and in turn provide leadership and service to their communities. (WES, PPH, PCH, SMM)
Program Learning Outcomes
PLO 1: apply skills and knowledge pertaining to the general functioning of the human body through fitness assessment as expected of a health, wellness and fitness professional.
PLO 2: design and develop fitness and wellness programs to show an appreciation for the role of multidimensional wellness in the balance of life.
PLO 3: demonstrate knowledge on a variety of health and wellness topics among diverse populations across the lifespan
PLO 4: demonstrate understanding of the principles of business, communication, economics, and legal knowledge as they relate to the discipline of sport marketing and management.
PLO 5: demonstrate knowledge of public and community health issues and ecology
PLO 6: demonstrate leadership and service that incorporates the values and ethics of a health, wellness, and fitness professional
PLO 1: Rubric used on a signature assignment whereby students demonstrate how to use assessment instruments to evaluate strength, fitness, and movement.
PLO 2: Rubric used on a signature assignment whereby students design and demonstrate an appropriate training method given the age, gender, and fitness-level of a client.
PLO 3: Rubric used on a service learning project whereby students present on two or more health topics concerning populations different from their own.
PLO 4: Rubric used on a signature case assignment where students are to compare and contrast various legal or compliance issues in the field of sports.
Rubric used on a signature assignment whereby students are to develop a sports marketing and promotion plan.
PLO 5: rubric used on a signature assignment whereby students compare and contrast current domestic and global health issues through an oral and/or poster presentation
Rubric used on a signature assignment whereby students will demonstrate leadership and civic duty through a service learning project that addresses a community health issue.
PLO 6: CAS assessment instrument used to provide evidence of the impact on achievement of student learning and development outcomes of the internship experience.