Department of Physical Therapy

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Exercise Physiology program, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the anatomical and biomechanical bases of human movement
  2. Understand the physiological and biophysical bases of human movement
  3. Determine and justify the best set of examination procedures, evaluate the results of the examination to develop an exercise prescription, which maximizes compliance, motivation, and prevents injury and illness.  
  4. Evaluate professional literature in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology. 
  5. Apply knowledge in kinesiology and exercise physiology to a practicum setting.  
  6. Implement a self-directed plan for professional development and lifelong learning which includes self-assessment, self correction and self direction. 
  7. Demonstrate professional behavior during interactions with others.  
  8. Communicate effectively in ways that are congruent with situational needs including appropriate body language, written communication, active listening skills and questioning.