College of Health and Human Services - HHS Student Learning Outcomes

BA Child Development

 

Develop knowledge based on fundamental principles underlying child and family development;
develop abilities to think critically and write critically about developmental processes;
enhance effective speaking skills' develop abilities to evaluate, plan and conduct research;
act as advocates on behalf of children and families; 
develop a philosophy about working with children and families that emphasizes ethical issues and values; 
develop skills to collaborate, cooperate and consult as a team member in planning and implementing programs for children and families; 
develop leadership skills to facilitate collaboration and consultation among professionals.



MA Child Development
 

Discuss contemporary issues in the field of Child Development; 
Explain the interconnections between child development theory, observations/findings regarding development and practice involving children and families;
Prepare scientifically written reports related to children's development; Plan and conduct research involving children and families.

 

BA/MA Communicative Disorders
 

Note: The Knowledge and Skills Acquisition (KASA) requirements for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association include 194 separate learning outcomes that include learning at both the bachelor’s and master’s degree levels. Generally, bachelor’s level learning outcomes focus on knowledge of etiology and phenomenology, while those at the master’s level focus mostly on skill acquisition in the areas of evaluation and treatment. However, as might be expected, bachelor’s level courses include some introduction to skill acquisition and master’s level courses include advanced knowledge acquisition in a variety of content areas.

Examples of B.A. level learning outcomes:

1) Student will demonstrate knowledge of principles of biological, physical and social/behavioral sciences.
2) Student will demonstrate knowledge of principles of mathematics.
3) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the biological, neurological, acoustic and psychological bases of human communication processes.
4) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the linguistic, cultural and developmental/lifespan bases of human communication processes.
5) Student will demonstrate knowledge of the etiologies of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders and differences.

 

 

Examples of M.A. level learning outcomes:

1) Student will be able to select and administer appropriate evaluation procedures, including behavioral observations, non-standardized and standardized tests and instrumental procedures in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.
2) Student will be able to adapt evaluation procedures to meet client/patient needs in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.
3) Student will be able to implement intervention plans involving clients/patients and relevant others in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.
4) Student will be able to measure and evaluate clients’/patients’ performance and progress in the areas of articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, language, hearing and swallowing disorders.

 

BS Criminal Justice
 

Criminal Justice

PLO1: Understanding

To acquire specialized knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts,

theories, and principles in relation to the practice of criminal/juvenile justice systems

PLO2: Integration

To understand and connect the underlying theoretical, ethical, legal, scientific and social issues that influence and impact the practice of criminal/juvenile justice

PLO3: Application

To analyze the issues relevant to criminal/juvenile justice and apply creative responses to them through practice, policy, and research

 

PLO4: Engagement

To recognize and evaluate the interconnectedness between knowledge, diverse perspectives, and practice within the criminal/juvenile justice system

PLO5: Transformation

To create innovative responses to criminal justice research, policy, and practice needs through the application of knowledge and the principles of social science


MS Criminal Justice

 

The student learning outcomes for the M.S. in Criminal Justice are similar to those identfied in the B.S. in Criminal Justice program, but show more emphasis on theoretical issues that explain crime and justice, mastery of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and demonstration of oral and writing skills.

MS Criminalistics
 

Criminalistics

To acquire specialized knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts,

theories, and principles in relation to the practice of forensic science

To  understand and connect the underlying theoretical, ethical, and legal issues that influence and impact the practice of forensic science

To apply one’s knowledge in forensic science to: 

  1. plan and implement laboratory experiments and measurement techniques applicable to the forensic sciences
  2. demonstrate proficiency in assessing, analyzing, and synthesizing scientific data applicable to the forensic sciences
  3. evaluate the level of uncertainty in scientific experimental results and theoretical predictions

To recognize and evaluate the  interconnectedness between knowledge, diverse perspectives, and  practice within the justice system

To create innovative responses to forensic science research, policy, and practice needs through the application of knowledge and the principles of the natural and physical sciences

BS Exercise Science

 

Upon completion of the program the students will be able to:
Learning outcome 1 - Understand the anatomical and biomechanical bases of human movement
Learning outcome 2 - Understand the physiological and biophysical bases of human movement
Learning outcome 3 - Use an array of technologies to support inquiry and professional practice
Learning outcome 4 - Understand and apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to diverse populations at various developmental stages and under a range of health conditions
Learning outcome 5 - Evaluate the scientific literature in the discipline, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing
Learning Outcome 6 – Pursue Graduate degrees in related fields such as Kinesiology/Exercise Science, Nutritional Science and Allied Health
Learning Outcome 7 – Pursue post graduate professional studies in one of the Allied Health fields

 

BS Food Science Technology


 

The program will prepare student to be competitive for the entry level food science positions in private and public sector and also prepare students for advanced degree in a Food Science and Technology program.

Students will develop theoretical and practical knowledge

  • To understand the basic food safety issues in the food market
  • To develop and evaluate quality of new food products using objective and subjective methodologies.
  • To understand the basic concepts in food chemistry and food analysis.
 
 
 

 

BS Kinesiology

 

Knowledge Outcomes - The students will:  
Learning outcome 1 - Understand the anatomical and biomechanical bases of human movement
Learning outcome 2 - Understand the physiological bases of human movement 
Learning outcome 3 - Understand the behavioral, historical, psycho-social and philosophical aspects of human movement
Learning outcome 4 - Use an array of technologies to support inquiry and professional practice
Learning outcome 5 - Understand and apply the principles of exercise testing and prescription to diverse populations at various developmental stages and under a range of health conditions 
Learning outcome 6 - Be able to critically evaluate the scientific literature in the discipline, understand and synthesize relevant information from it, and be able to convey this information both orally and in writing


MS Kinesiology
 

Students will apply their Kinesiology-related knowledge to think critically and ethically in examining issues and solving problems associated with their chosen sub-discipline.
Students will communicate effectively and persuasively, both verbally and in writing, in academic and professional settings.
Students will interpret, and apply the professional literature of their chosen Kinesiology sub-discipline.

 

BS Nursing
 

Level II

Provider of Care:

 

    • Builds on a foundation of liberal arts and generalist nursing education, demonstrates the knowledge and skill to holistically assess, client needs and capabilities for self-care and provides comprehensive evidence based nursing care to diverse individuals, families, groups and populations across the lifespan and across the continuum of health care environments.

 

    • Develops, implements, and evaluates a safe evidence-based  plan of care reflecting various levels of complexity in collaboration with clients and other health care providers that promote maximum health and well being.

Teacher:

 

    • Demonstrates the necessary knowledge and skills related to the teaching-learning process.

 

    • Communicates and collaborates with the inter professional team to develop, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health education plan for diverse clients, families, groups and populations.

Advocate:

 

    • Acts to empower clients as related to their rights and responsibilities as health care consumers, continuously monitors level of empowerment and acts as their spokesperson if necessary.

 

    • Demonstrates knowledge of organizational systems and skills in leadership through communicating and collaborating with other health care professionals brokering and negotiating for client’s needs and preferences insofar as necessary to provide high quality care.

Coordinator of Care:

    • Utilizes health care providers and community resources in order to provide safe cost-effective services focused on health promotion and disease prevention to diverse individuals, groups and populations within the constraints of the health care delivery system.
    • Plans, implements, and evaluates outcomes of coordination of client’s care.  Incorporating knowledge and skills in quality improvement.
    • Employs knowledge gained regarding information management and patient care technology to ensure delivery of safe care.

Members of the Profession:

    • Promotes accountability within the health care system demonstrating legal and ethical and professional values fundamental to the discipline of nursing.
    • Advances professional nursing practice by analyzing current trends in health care and translating research and theory into practice.

 

MS Nursing
 

Integrate the scientific background for nursing by applying scientific findings from nursing, biopsychosocial fields, genetics, public health, quality improvement, and organizational sciences for the continual improvement of nursing care across diverse settings.

Apply organizational and systems leadership to current healthcare issues for the promotion of high quality and safe patient care, including the emphasis on ethical and critical decision making, effective working relationships, and a systems-perspective approach.

Critique methods, tools, performance measures, and standards related to quality, and apply quality principles within organizations.

Apply nursing research outcomes within the practice setting, resolve practice problems, work as a change agent, and disseminate evidence-based results.

Provide integrated and coordinated care utilizing communication technologies.

Demonstrate the ability to intervene at the system level through policy development processes and advocacy strategies to influence health and health care.

Provide leadership of interprofessional teams by communicating, collaborating and consulting with other health professionals.

Synthesize broad organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts in the planning, delivery, management, and evaluation of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations.

Demonstrate nursing practice interventions including both direct and indirect care components that influence health care outcomes for individuals, populations, or systems.

 

BS Nutritional Science


 

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) (BS):
To prepare students to be competent entry-level dietitians and/or food/nutrition or health related professionals.
Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) (BS):
To prepare students to be competent entry-level dietitians.
Both Programs (BS):
The program will prepare students to interact in a culturally diverse community setting

 

MS Nutritional Science


 

Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) (MS):
To prepare students to be competent entry-level dietitians and/or food/nutrition or health related professionals.
Coordinated Dietetics Program (CDP) (MS):
To prepare students to be competent entry-level dietitians.
Both Programs (MS):
The program will prepare students to interact in a culturally diverse community setting
MS Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate competence in the design and interpretation of research in Nutritional Science.
2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in solving complex problems in Community Nutrition, Foodservice, Food Science and Nutritional Science areas.
3. Graduates will have the academic preparation to obtain entrance into a doctoral program, a professional program or a professional position.

 

BS Public Health/Health Science

Community Health Option:
*Obtain health related data about social and cultural environments, needs and interests of different communities.
*Plan and implement effective health education programs.
*Evaluate health programs.
*Identify or recruit community organizations, resource people, and potential participants for support and assistance in planning a health program.
*Coordinate health programs and services.
*Act as a resource person in community health programs and activities.
*Communicate health needs, concerns, and resources.

 

BA Social Work

 

Knowledge of Generalist SW practice with systems. 
Professional use of self.
Communication skills. 


MSW Social Work
 

Knowledge and skills in adv generalist SW practice. Conduct comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment. Professional use of self, communication skills. Employ cultural competence. 
Understand oppression and discrimination. Support and uphold NASW profess. Code of Ethics. 
Demonstrate knowledge of human behavior. Knowledge of social policies effecting clients. 
Familiar with social research methods. Develop practice techniques under field supervision. 
Demonstrate self-evaluative skills. Demonstrate critical thinking skills.