Mission and Learning Outcomes


The mission of the Department of Kinesiology at Elmhurst University is to impart knowledge about the causes and effects of human movement including behavioral, biological and mechanical aspects.

The curriculum combines a comprehensive liberal arts and science education with in-depth study in the student’s particular area of interest. Students graduating from the Department of Kinesiology are prepared as independent critical thinkers who possess an extensive understanding of physical activity and movement, which are fundamental to human vitality, growth, development and maturation.

The Department of Kinesiology aligns its mission within the framework of the University’s mission, goals and strategic plan by creating an environment in which our students build on their liberal learning as they prepare for professional learning through pedagogical innovation, scholarship and creative expression.

Learning Outcomes

The Department of Kinesiology will:

  • Provide opportunities to develop knowledge and understanding in concepts related to kinesiology (human movement)
  • Afford opportunities for integration of career-related experiences with classroom learning
  • Prepare students for entry-level positions or to be competitive applicants for graduate/professional schools

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