Communication. Students shall be able to use clear and effective written, oral, visual, and electronic (WOVE) communication techniques to foster inquiry, collaboration, and engagement in physical activity and health-related settings.
Lifelong learning, assessment, and self-reflection. Students shall be able to analyze and evaluate one’s own knowledge, abilities, and actions relative to professional standards, seek opportunities to grow professionally and utilize self-assessment and assessment of others to foster physical, cognitive, social, and emotional well-being.
Content knowledge, discovery, and critical thinking. Students shall understand fundamental concepts of physical activity and health, conduct scientific inquiry, and apply critical thinking to solve problems from personal, scholarly, and professional perspectives.
Ethics, diversity, and social justice. Students shall demonstrate leadership and social responsibility to improve quality of life for others and ensure equitable access for diverse groups by creating appropriate environments to initiate and maintain a physically active, healthy lifestyle.
Obtain broad understanding of the scholarly literature in Human Development and Family Studies and a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly literature in area of expertise.
Form testable hypotheses/anticipated hypothesized relationships and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to the field of study.
Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of data.
Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally, in writing and with appropriate use of images (e.g., tables, figures) and media.
Articulate how the graduate program, including coursework and creative scholarship facilitates meets life and career goals.
Conduct scholarship, in teams and independently, that consistently demonstrates ethical practice and professionalism.
Participate in professional, university and/or community related service.
Demonstrate effectiveness in teaching university courses (doctoral students)