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Exercise Science Program Goals and Objectives

Based upon American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Curricular Guidelines.


General Learning Outcome/Specific Learning Outcome:       

Specific Goal 1:

Students will demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities identified by the American College of Sportsmedicine (ACSM) Certified Health Fitness Specialist (HFS). 

Desired Performance Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and basic biomechanical principles.

  2. Students will demonstrate knowledge of exercise physiology including muscle physiology, cardiovascular physiology, and respiratory physiology.

  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to conduct safe and effective fitness tests and health risk appraisals.

  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and skills required for basic emergency procedures and first aid.

  5. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop safe and effective exercise programs for normal & special populations.

  6. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding of sound nutritional concepts and safe weight management techniques.

Specific Goal 2:

Students will integrate their knowledge, skills, and abilities in a hands-on manner in a professional Allied Health setting. 

Desired Performance Outcome

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to work within a professional allied health setting.

Specific Goal 3:

Students will demonstrate skills in risk factor and health status identification, fitness assessment and exercise prescription. 

Desired Performance Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to obtain medical health histories and conduct health risk appraisals. 

  2. Students will be able to recommend appropriate exercise programming guidelines for normal and special populations.

Specific Goal 4:

Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and/or counsel individuals regarding lifestyle modification. 

Desired Performance Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess stress- related activities and appropriate stress relief techniques.

  2. Students will perform a scientifically based multi-media presentation.

  3. Students will be able to effectively function as a productive team member in a professional allied health setting.

Specific Goal 5:

Students will design and organize health and fitness programs for a wide range of apparently healthy individuals (low risk), athletic populations and/or various special populations (diabetes mellitus, osteoporosis, etc.). 

Desired Performance Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the ability to develop safe exercise programming for special populations.
  2. Students will demonstrate the ability to create effective training routines for athletic populations.

Contact Information
Dr. Mike Martino
337 Health Sciences Building 
Campus Box 112
Milledgeville, GA 31061
478-445-6987 
Fax 478-445-1790
mike.martino@gcsu.edu

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