Assessment of Student Learning



Wellness and Sport Sciences Discipline

SPRING, 2000

 

Phase I.

Unit Mission/Goal(s)

Please state your unit’s mission/goal(s):

Coaching endorsement is offered for those individuals who plan to coach in high schools. Intercollegiate athletics, lifetime physical activity courses and courses addressing various wellness issues are offered for those students who desire to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Athletic Training Education is offered for those individuals who desire to pursue a career in athletic training.

Please describe how your unit mission/goal(s) relate to the institutional mission

Coaching endorsement prepares students in the Division of Education for careers as interscholastic athletic coaches. Courses in Wellness and Sport Science allow students to improve their personal fitness and well-being.

Athletic Training Education Program prepares students for entry-level athletic training positions and fulfills the requirements for eligibility to take the National Trainers Association Board of Certification Examination.

 

Student Learning Objectives/Expected Outcomes

Learning Objective 1.

To complete courses required by the State Department of Education for coaching.

Coaching Internship

Expected Outcome 1.

To receive coaching endorsement to coach in interscholastic athletic programs.

To receive a satisfactory evaluation by K-12 supervising coach.

Learning Objective 2.

Improved personal fitness and well-being.

Expected Outcome 2.

To gain knowledge and skill in various activities that improve fitness and well-being.

Learning Objective 3.

National Safety Council Certification-WSS 1101 First Aid

American Red Cross Certification- Swimming courses- WSS 1201,1202,1203,1204,1205.

Expected Outcome 3.

Successful completion of these courses earns National Safety Council certification.

Learning Objective 4

Athletic Training Education Program

Expected Outcome 4

Successful completion of this program prepares individuals for entry-level athletic training positions.

Successful completion of this program enables students to fulfill the requirements for eligibility to take the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification Examination.


Assessment Methods & Tools

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 1.

Testing and judgment of participation in courses by faculty.

Supervisor’s evaluations using report form.

Outcome 1

Starting Date for the Implementation:

In Progress

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

In Progress

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 2.

Pre and post Fitness & Wellness testing in some courses, and evaluation of skill improvement by faculty in others.

 

Outcome 2

Starting Date for the Implementation:

In Progress

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

in Progress

 

 

Method(s), Measure(s), and Instrument(s) for Expected Outcome 3.

Testing and performance evaluations based on National Safety Council Certification guidelines for First Aid and American Red Cross for swimming classes.

Outcome 3

Starting Date for the Implementation:

In Progress

Anticipated Date for the First Results:

In Progress

Methods, Measures, and Instruments for Expected Outcome 4

Testing in courses by faculty.

Clinical supervisor's evaluations using reporting forms.

Fulfillment of competencies as outlined by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.

Performance on the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification Examination.

 

 

 

 

Outcome 4

Startind date for the implementation: In progress

Anticipated date for the first results: Fall 2004

 

 

 

Phase II.

Use of Observed Outcomes and Possible Actions

Please comment on the possible use of the findings of your assessment plan.

In responding to this question you may want to consider the following issues; How would the results of the assessment be communicated to faculty in your own and other disciplines? How could the results be used to improve the student learning and programs? How could the results produce input to other related processes (e.g., academic and nonacademic planning, curriculum review)? How could the results of the assessment change your unit’s mission/goal(s)? With which other units would you like to share the results of your assessment?

 

1) Results will be distributed to faculty in the discipline and made available to other disciplines.

2) Based on the results of assessment, methods which are identified as productive will be emphasized and those identified as non-productive will be modified.

3) The results of surveys will help to drive academic and non-academic planning.

4) Results of assessment will be used to guide curricular planning.

5) Results will be shared with the Division of Education.

The Implementation Needs

Please comment on the information and assistance necessary for the successful implementation of your assessment process.

In responding to this question you may want to consider issues like; What are the other units (e.g., other disciplines, programs, administrators and/or committees) that should produce input for the successful completion of your assessment cycle? What type of input do you need from other units? What should be the function of the Assessment of Student Learning Committee and Coordinator to increase the effectiveness of your unit’s assessment process? What type of support might your unit need for the planning and application of your assessment cycle?

 

Support will be needed if surveys of students and graduates are conducted.

A plan needs to be developed to gather information from graduates.