Health and Human Performance Department

Health and Human Performance Department

The Mission of Doane University’s Health and Human Performance Department is to provide an exceptional liberal arts education to prepare graduates to deliver patient-centered care as members of a Medical Facility or Sports Medicine Team that emphasizes professionalism, scholarship, and service.

Exercise Science Major

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to integrate knowledge from liberal arts and a sports medicine education to address the health of populations in the Sports Medicine, Clinical, or Laboratory Environment.
  • Students will be able to use critical thinking and innovative problem solving during an assessment or evaluation.
  • Students will communicate and collaborate effectively within a diverse Sports Medicine, Clinical, or Laboratory Environment.
  • Students will analyze information from multiple perspectives to provide recommendations in exercise science and sports medicine.

Learning Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in physical education to enhance motor skills and fitness in a variety of populations and conditions.
  • Establish biological and physical bases of movement and the changes that occur during child and adolescent development, within diverse populations, and under a variety of environmental conditions.
  • Learn theory on behavioral and psychological bases of movement and the changes that occur during child and adolescent development, within diverse populations, and under a variety of environmental conditions.
  • Gain proficiency in how motor skills are acquired and refined during child and adolescent development and within diverse populations.
  • Students will recognize how to achieve and maintain fitness during child and adolescent development and within diverse populations.
  • Awareness of the conditions of safe practice in movement-related contexts during child and adolescent development and within diverse populations; respond appropriately to common injuries occurring during physical activity.
  • Students will apply measurement instruments and principles for qualitative and quantitative assessment of human performance.
  • Students will understand the scientific method and other systematic ways of knowing relative to research and scholarship in human movement.