Unit: Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science
Program: Kinesiology & Rehab Sci (BS)
Degree: Bachelor's
Date: Fri Oct 14, 2011 - 11:57:30 am

1) Below are your program student learning outcomes (SLOs). Please update as needed.

Based on a Service Learning Model, the following are the Student Learner Outcomes for this program:

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of anatomical, physiological, biomechanical, and psychological principles of how the body moves in relation to space, time and distance.
  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge in the application of movement principles and concepts related to movement.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to coordinate, plan, manage, and facilitate exercise prescription and information
  4. Students will demonstrate application of programming for healthy lifestyles
  5. Students will demonstrate civic responsibility through a service learning project (e.g., community participation)


2) Your program's SLOs are published as follows. Please update as needed.

Department Website URL: http://coe.hawaii.edu/krs/bs
Student Handbook. URL, if available online:
Information Sheet, Flyer, or Brochure URL, if available online: http://students.coe.hawaii.edu/@api/deki/files/449/=BS_Kinesiology_and_Rehabilitation_Science_7-6-10.pdf
UHM Catalog. Page Number:
Course Syllabi. URL, if available online: NA

3) Below is the link(s) to your program's curriculum map(s). If we do not have your curriculum map, please upload it as a PDF.

Curriculum Map File(s) from 2011:

4) For your program, the percentage of courses that have course SLOs explicitly stated on the syllabus, a website, or other publicly available document is as follows. Please update as needed.


5) For the period June 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011: State the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goals. Include the SLOs that were targeted, if applicable.

No assessment activities in addition to regularly-scheduled data collection via course assignments and exams. SLOs #1-5.

6) State the type(s) of evidence gathered to answer the assessment question and/or meet the assessment goals that were given in Question #5.

Student learning is assessed via course assignments and exams.  These content knowledge assessments provide students with objective measures for achieving stated outcomes.  Selected courses address the various areas of knowledge necessary for this program of study (e.g., lecture and clinical experiences). More specifically, the following courses are used to measure achievement toward stated outcomes: 1) anatomy course content, 2) biomechanics course content, 3) sports medicine content, 4) clinical experiences – internship course, and 5) service learning component (e.g., motor clinic for children) as part of diversity and disability course.

7) State how many persons submitted evidence that was evaluated. If applicable, please include the sampling technique used.

All course instructors individually evaluate outcomes based on course assignments and exams. Currently, five courses are targeted for this assessment.

8) Who interpreted or analyzed the evidence that was collected? (Check all that apply.)

Course instructor(s)
Faculty committee
Ad hoc faculty group
Department chairperson
Persons or organization outside the university
Faculty advisor
Advisors (in student support services)
Students (graduate or undergraduate)

9) How did they evaluate, analyze, or interpret the evidence? (Check all that apply.)

Used a rubric or scoring guide
Scored exams/tests/quizzes
Used professional judgment (no rubric or scoring guide used)
Compiled survey results
Used qualitative methods on interview, focus group, open-ended response data
External organization/person analyzed data (e.g., external organization administered and scored the nursing licensing exam)

10) For the assessment question(s) and/or assessment goal(s) stated in Question #5:
Summarize the actual results.

  • Five courses are selected to for use in current assessments of the program. These courses provide a sampling of the science, diversity, and clinical experiences required in this program. All provide information and data toward the program meeting the SLOs.
  • Data indicate the success rate of students demonstrating targeted knowledge and passing the courses is relatively high. The range of students meeting SLOs and passing all targeted courses is between 82%-100%. 

11) State how the program used the results or plans to use the results. Please be specific.

  • Results are used to help the program track student retention and progress toward their degree. Future results may also help to track the effect of changing required GPA for graduation from 2.75 to 2.5.
  • The revised program was designed to have students complete their degree in 4 years with the 120 cr minimum observed by UHM. Program faculty also agreed to lower required graduation GPA to 2.5. This assessment can help the program to determine how it is working relative to time to complete the degree and student retention.

12) Beyond the results, were there additional conclusions or discoveries?
This can include insights about assessment procedures, teaching and learning, program aspects and so on.

  • The need to revise the program (e.g. change to 120 cr total, 4 yr program, etc) triggered discussion on the program of study. Discussions also included how best to sequence coursework for students to more effectively and successfully progress through the program. The addressing of hidden prerequisites and providing different options to better meet student needs also resulted from these discussions.

13) Other important information.
Please note: If the program did not engage in assessment, please explain. If the program created an assessment plan for next year, please give an overview.

Program to develop a curriculum map and discuss other courses to target for assessment of the program.