Adult Fitness Program Mission & Vision Statements
The Adult Fitness Program at Kean University has several related goals that are aligned with the University Mission. The Adult Fitness option prepares students for professional careers in fitness. Thanks to our unique, scientific-based program, Adult Fitness majors can take advantage of rapidly growing employment opportunities in exercise and health programs. Many graduates of this program enjoy successful careers as fitness specialists at health clubs and sports-medicine centers. They also find employment as fitness leaders, technicians, health-promotion specialists and directors in corporate fitness and health-promotion programs. Several students who have completed the program have gone on to become certified exercise instructors or personal trainers certified by reputable organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Adult Fitness Program Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who graduate with a degree in Adult Fitness should be able to:
SLO1: apply, evaluate, and prescribe exercise programs
SLO2: apply business organizational and management skills necessary to pursue a career as an adult fitness trainer.
SLO3: analyze and evaluate the way muscles perform during various exercise movements.
SLO4: demonstrate personal fitness in its different components: muscle strength, endurance,and flexibility; cardio fitness, weight management, and balance.
SLO5: develop fitness programs for people of all ages.
* KU Student Outcomes: Kean University graduates should be able to:
- Think critically, creatively and globally;
- Adapt to changing social, economic, and technological environments;
- Serve as active and contributing members of their communities; and
- Advance their knowledge in the traditional disciplines (GE) and enhance their skills in professional areas (Prof. pgms)
**General Education Student Learning Outcomes
Student Learning Outcomes – Knowledge: Students will demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and content by:
(K1) applying the scientific method to comprehend natural concepts and processes;
(K2) evaluating major theories and concepts in social sciences;
(K3) relating historical references to literature; and
(K4) evaluating major theories and concepts in the fine arts.
Student Learning Outcomes – Skills: Students will demonstrate the skills necessary to:
(S1) write to communicate and clarify learning ;
(S2) communicate effectively through speech;
(S3) solve problems using quantitative reasoning;
(S4) think critically about concepts in multiple disciplines; and
(S5) show information literacy.
Values (GE-V): Students will demonstrate personal, social and ethical responsibility as a part of lifelong learning through:
(V1) personal responsibility;
(V2) ethical & social responsibility;
(V3) active in social & civic engagement;
(V4) respect for diverse culture; and
(V5) lifelong learning